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: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
Topic: Cold Region Engineering, Ice, Climate Change and Processes, Ice Mechanics, Monitoring, Marine
Research Centre: Medical Devices
Topic: Biomonitoring, Medical Technology, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Printable electronics
An offshore platform is evaluated in the Offshore Engineering Basin
Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
NRC has the capacity to determine the performance of ships and offshore structures in harsh ocean conditions. Reliable performance evaluation has commercial value to all industry sectors, and is essential to the preservation of life and protection of the marine environment. Continued concern for energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions also drive the demand for efficient systems
Image of MTS 50 KIP planar biaxial test load frame with cruciform type specimen
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
In Ottawa, NRC Aerospace conducts research on issues affecting the design, strength, durability, structural integrity and performance of new and legacy aircraft structures and components. We also develop new design, analysis, and manufacturing technologies for structures and materials, as well as for noise and vibration control. Technologies to support existing aircraft fleets are another area of study.
Research Centre: Digital Technologies
Topic: Text Processing
Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
Topic: Cold Region Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Field Data Collection, Mechanical Engineering, Numerical Modelling, Ocean Engineering, Physical Modelling, River Engineering, Sea ice modelling, Coastal Engineering, River Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil engineering, Marine, Simulation & Numerical Modelling
Research Centre: Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
Topic: Agriculture, Agri-Food, Agroforestry, Hormone Profiling, Plants, Drought, cold and heat tolerance, Economics and Industry
Male athlete standing in race position on a snowboard, wearing a suit, helmet and goggles
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
The NRC's capabilities in bluff body aerodynamics are extensive and reach far beyond the study of the effects of wind on airplanes, bridges, buildings and vehicles. The NRC is also renowned for its sports aerodynamics testing. The NRC's expertise has repeatedly been called upon to assist Canada's Olympic Own the Podium initiative, complementing training with science and technology. Our research has yielded impressive results, helping Canadian athletes become faster and be their best.
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
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Research Centre: Energy, Mining and Environment
Topic: Environment