Research Partnerships and Innovation

Research Partnerships & Innovation

Areas and Facilities

Applied research at RRC Polytech is driven by the needs of industry to solve problems and advance innovation. As those needs change, so do we. We are currently providing enhanced access to the best expertise, facilities and equipment we have to offer in the following areas:

Aerospace and Manufacturing

RRC Polytech has a wealth of specialized equipment, facilities, and capabilities that cater to local and international manufacturing and aerospace industries through the Technology Access Centre for Aerospace & Manufacturing (TACAM).

TACAM Facilities

  • Centre for Aerospace Technology and Training (CATT)
  • Centre for Non-Destructive Inspection (CNDI)
  • Composites Model Factory
  • Model Factory Machine Shop
  • Smart Factory

Applied Business Research Initiative

Applied Business Research at RRC Polytech aims to bring global knowledge, concepts and ideas to local businesses, communities and public organizations.

Culinary Research and Innovation

RRC Polytech’s Prairie Research Kitchen helps Western Canada’s vibrant food industries bring new products and services to market by connecting them with research facilities and Culinary Arts staff, faculty and student expertise.


  • Culinary Research & Innovation Suite
  • Paterson GlobalFoods Institute

Digital Technology

Digital technology represents massive economic potential for Manitoba – both in the creation of new technologies and start-up businesses, and in the adoption of existing technologies to increase productivity across all industry sectors.

Health and Social Sciences

Research projects and initiatives to study health and social sciences, including the Science of Early Child Development (SECD) is a dynamic online multimedia resource presenting some of the most recent and relevant research into early human development and population health.

The Community of Change project, in partnership with the Lord Selkirk Park Child Care Centre, studies the Abecedarian Approach — an evidence-based early childhood intervention intended to give vulnerable children a boost in their early development.

MyBaby is a free, online resource that sends positive, engaging, evidence-based video messages, by text or email, to individuals who subscribe. It draws on the work of SECD resources, which are used around the world for post-secondary education and professional development.

Sustainable Infrastructure

RRC Polytech’s Building Efficiency Technology Access Centre (BETAC) connects major local, national and international partners with college researchers, students and facilities to shape the future of sustainable design in Manitoba and beyond.

BETAC Facilities

  • Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure (CARSI)

Vehicle Technology

RRC Polytech’s Vehicle Technology & Energy Centre (VTEC) connects national and international heavy vehicle manufacturers with college researchers, staff, students and facilities to find innovative approaches in vehicle performance and development.

VTEC Facilities

  • Vehicle Technology & Research Centre (VTRC)
  • MotiveLabTM

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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