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Research Partnerships & Innovation

New Tech-Access Canada Advisory Board Announced

February 21, 2017

Tech-Access Canada, the national network of Canada’s 30 Technology Access Centres (TACs), last week announced its Advisory Board members for 2017.
Red River College is home to two of Canada’s TACs:
The Building Envelope Technology Access Centre (BETAC)
The Technology Access Centre for Aerospace & Manufacturing (TACAM)
Among the Advisory Board members are Ray Hoemsen, Executive Director of Research Partnerships & Innovation at Red River College.
About Tech-Access Canada
The newly appointed nine-member Advisory Board is made up of representatives from the member Technology Access Centres across the country, and is responsible for setting and adjusting the strategic objectives for Tech-Access Canada.
David Berthiaume, Executive Director of OLEOTEK, was elected Chair of Tech-Access Canada.
Technology Access Centres are specialized applied R&D centres affiliated with Canadian colleges or Cégeps.
Demand-driven TACs help Canadian businesses – especially SMEs – advance their products, processes and services by:

  • Conducting applied research and development projects focused on company problems
  • Offering specialized technical services and objective advice
  • Providing training related to new types of equipment and processes

Tech-Access Canada is the national network of Canada’s Technology Access Centres (TACs).
The network enables the TACs to serve any company, anywhere in Canada, and help them access the expertise, equipment, and facilities they need to solve their innovation challenges. The network’s members provide clients and partners from across Canada with access to:

  • Expertise and experience of over 1,000 business innovation and applied R&D experts;
  • Over 2.4 million square feet of innovation and applied research space; and
  • Over $250 million worth of highly-specialized equipment and facilities.

Read the full press release here.