Technical and advisory services

Our technical services help small and large enterprises overcome workforce constraints and limited resources, accelerating design cycles and helping to identify product performance limits. We have experienced professionals on site to help our clients solve immediate technical problems associated with the transfer, adoption and diffusion of technology. Our specialized services range from testing and certifications to calibration, prototyping, demonstrations, scale-up and consulting.

Select a topic or research centre below to learn which NRC technical and advisory services can add value to your organization.

The NRC is committed to supporting our clients and collaborators with testing and technical services based on our unique research expertise and infrastructure. The NRC is equally committed to acting diligently to avoid knowingly engaging in routine testing services that may be delivered through Canadian private-sector laboratories offering such services. The NRC will endeavour to refer clients to Canadian private-sector labs when appropriate and will explore opportunities to license/transfer testing methodologies to Canadian private-sector service providers as circumstances warrant.

Research Centre: Digital Technologies
Research Centre: Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
Topic: Agri-Food, Biomass
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Research Centre: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Topic: Astronomy, Observational astronomy, Space exploration, Space technology
Image of a typical output from PIC numerical model
Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
NRC has developed sophisticated numerical models that accurately predict ice loads and ice failure behaviour for both level ice and ice rubble. One such model uses an implicit particle-in-cell (iPIC) approach in which an assembly of discrete particles represents the ice cover. The program output includes grounding locations, force data, pressure, thickness and concentration contour data. The model has been used to examine ice interacting with rubblemound berms, narrow and wide bridge piers, ice pile-up scenarios, and ice flow with respect to safe evacuation from structures
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
NRC Aerospace is involved in several programs that assess rotorcraft handling qualities, in co-operation with government, industry, and educational institutions. NRC Aerospace has the expertise to assess how new or modified equipment, new control augmentation laws/theories, or degraded flight conditions can affect the performance of the pilot and the aircraft. In many cases, these assessments require the development of novel test procedures and equipment as well as the instruction of evaluators in flight test techniques and evaluation methods.
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
Research Centre: Metrology
Topic: Metrology
Enables the elemental analysis of solid samples by sputtering in a low-pressure DC argon discharge
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
Research Centre: Automotive and Surface Transportation
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Research Centre: Automotive and Surface Transportation