Manitoba's Strategic Advantages: Research and Development

R&D Centres by Sector/Industry

If you would like to contact an R&D Centre, please reach out to our Economic Development Office (EDO) or the industry association of your interest. 




Life Sciences:

  • The National Research Council Medical Devices Research Centre -- conducts research and develops instrument-based, non-invasive medical diagnostic technologies. The centre performs its research in partnership with medical schools, universities, other research organizations, and industry.
  • St. Boniface Hospital Research is a first-tier research facility that has gained a worldwide reputation for excellence in medical research.
  • The Health Sciences Centre serves as one of the province’s two teaching hospitals and actively participates in the health industry’s research environment. Research is conducted through the following facilities:
    • Health Sciences Centre Foundation
    • Children's Hospital Foundation
    • CancerCare Manitoba


Information and Communication Technology:



  • Composites Innovation Centre -- conducts research and development in the application of composite materials in manufacturing industries, focusing on aerospace, bio-materials, ground transportation, and civil infrastructure.
  • Food Development Centre -- located in Portage la Prairie, provides state-of-the-art facilities for applied research and development for the food, beverage and feed industries. Clients can develop and produce new food products and processing technologies.
  • Industrial Technology Centre -- provides engineering, technical, advisory, and information services to companies in many sectors, including: aerospace, transportation, health, energy, environment, general manufacturing, building, architecture, and construction.
  • Vehicle Technology Centre -- serves Manitoba’s heavy vehicle manufacturing industry. It provides a forum for promoting industry co-operation and for identifying ways to improve technological capacity within the industry.
  • Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute -- an applied research, development, and testing organization with clients in agriculture, forestry, mining, transportation, and the military. Services include design, development, fabrication and evaluation of vehicles, machinery and components.



  • National Research Council of Canada -- composed of over 20 institutes and national programs located across Canada, encompassing a wide variety of disciplines and offering a broad array of services. Areas of research and industry support include: aerospace, agriculture, automotive and surface transportation, biology and biotechnology, chemistry and chemical engineering, construction, energy, environment, health and wellness, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, materials, nanotechnology and others.
  • University of Manitoba Research Centres and Institutes - the University’s 40 research centres and institutes allow it to organize research programs according to broad areas of knowledge, providing unique opportunities to conduct research in multidisciplinary contexts.

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