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Machinery and equipment: Innovation in Canada

28 October 2013 by Invest in Canada

Canada is a world-leading centre for research and innovation in industrial manufacturing equipment.

Innovation networks and capability include:

  • NSERC's Canadian Network for Research and Innovation in Machining Technology has the world's most advanced virtual machining technology (VMT), which enables the manufacture of innovative products without resorting to costly physical trials.
  • National Research Council Industrial Materials Institute (NRC-IMI) performs R&D on advanced materials and manufacturing technologies. R&D activities include greener materials and manufacturing processes, lightweight materials and advanced technologies, and composites.
  • Preliminary gross domestic expenditure on R&D in Canada in 2011 is $30bn, one of the highest levels in the world.

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