Research Centre: Advanced Electronics and Photonics
As a growing fraction of the world adopts the Internet as their primary vehicle for information, high-speed optical telecommunication equipment manufacturers face relentlessly increasing demands for faster and more reliable Internet connections. Lighting the way forward is Quebec-based TeraXion Inc., a leader in high-speed fibre-optic transmission networks for over a decade.
Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
Wind turbines and solar panels dot the landscape in many parts of Canada, each helping to reduce Canadas dependence on fossil fuels and move the nation to more environmentally friendly and sustainable power sources. Today, almost 17 percent of Canadas total primary energy supply comes from renewable resources an important contribution toward extending the planets life and reducing our impact on the environment as energy demand continues to rise. The National Research Council (NRC) is working to increase this percentage through R&D focused on mapping marine energy resources improving the commercial and technical performance of marine renewable energy systems emerging technologies for harvesting useful energy from ocean waves and water currents in both rivers and coastal waters.
Research Centre: Automotive and Surface Transportation
In the automotive industry, new technologies are constantly being developed to respond to increasingly stringent regulations and manufacturing requirements. To successfully compete on the global stage, auto manufacturers must find new ways of controlling design and development costs, streamlining fabrication processes and responding quickly to rapidly changing market needs.