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Key Industry Sectors

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NRC benefits nearly every sector of the Canadian economy through innovative research and development. In partnership with industry, governments and universities, we are expanding knowledge, developing new materials and technologies, protecting citizens and the environment and helping Canadian companies succeed.

Key Sector Industry - Aerospace


Air transport drives the Canadian economy and society as a whole. For more than 50 years, NRC researchers have worked to improve the design, manufacture, performance and safety of aerospace vehicles while reducing costs and environmental damage.

Key Industry Sectors - Agriculture


NRC works with partners in industry, government and academia to increase the competitiveness of Canada's agricultural sector. By helping to develop new traits for sustainable agriculture and value-added agricultural products and applications, NRC Agriculture stimulates entrepreneurship among large and small industry players.

Key Industry Sectors - Automotive


Transportation systems keep our country connected and economy moving. NRC scientists and engineers tests a variety of vehicles, materials and fuel technologies to keep Canadian surface traffic flowing and improve the safety of the country's roads and bridges.

Key Industry Sectors - BioPharma


NRC researchers help improve the quality of life in Canada and around the world by developing drugs and finding new uses for plants. Our researchers are studying neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and battling infectious diseases with vaccines and immunotherapies.

Key Industry Sectors - Construction


Construction research protects Canadians at home, at work and everywhere in between. NRC is creating better cities by developing more efficient construction materials, improved indoor environments, national building codes, safer structures and more durable and effective public infrastructure systems.

Key Industry Sectors - Information and Communication Technologies

Information and communication technologies

Information and communications technologies change at an astonishing pace. NRC is keeping Canada competitive in the information revolution by developing IT systems and hardware, finding new ways to use the technology in a variety of applications, and supporting innovation that will benefit Canadians.

Key Industry Sectors - Manufacturing and Materials

Manufacturing and materials

To remain competitive in today's global market, Canadian manufacturers must reduce costs, improve products and minimize environmental impact. NRC's state-of-the-art facilities and expertise in product design and manufacturing processes helps Canadian manufacturers achieve their production goals.

Key Industry Sectors - Medical Devices

Medical devices

NRC finds new, less invasive ways to diagnose and treat diseases through technologies like spectroscopy and magnetic resonance. We develop advanced medical devices that lead to better health for Canadians and the growth of new companies to market such technologies.