Research Partnerships and Innovation

Research Partnerships & Innovation

Solving today’s industry problems, training tomorrow’s industry leaders

Research Partnerships & Innovation is your gateway to the vast base of knowledge, capabilities, facilities, and industry networks that reside at RRC Polytech — a Canadian leader in applied research and commercialization.

Areas of Focus

We provide industry partners with applied research, technical services and training in areas that align with our expertise, resources and facilities, and with regional socio-economic demand:

  • Advanced design and manufacturing
  • Clean technology
  • Digital technology and health
  • Nutrition and social sciences 

One-stop Shop

We are Manitoba’s research partnerships and innovation resource for:

  • Applied research proposal development and assistance
  • Coordination and facilitation of industry-focused applied research
  • Identification and assessment of applied research opportunities and the resulting knowledge and innovations
  • Intellectual property management
  • Knowledge/technology transfer and commercialization
  • Management and administration of applied research grants and contracts Networking, business development, and external relations
  • Start-up and operation of applied research pilot projects

Track Record of Success

  • 15 years of Research Partnerships & Innovation
  • RRC Polytech is one of Canada’s top 50 Research Colleges
  • $85 million in capital investments
  • RRC Polytech applied research involves more than 1,800 students, 170 faculty, 60 courses
  • Synergy Award from NSERC (2015)

Collaborative Approach

Our research and innovation is applied—meaning its purpose is to deliver a measurable return on investment for you and for our economy, through increased productivity, competitiveness, jobs, exports and more.

Driven by the needs of industry, we work as a team to find solutions for today’s challenges—as well as tomorrow’s.

We own our intellectual property but freely share it. We grant commercial rights freely to support economic development, which means IP is not an impediment to successful collaboration and commercialization.

Funding Partners

RRC Polytech research enterprises are made possible thanks to support from:

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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