Technology Access Centre for Aerospace & Manufacturing

How to Get Involved

The Technology Access Centre for Aerospace and Manufacturing (TACAM) supports the aerospace and manufacturing sectors by providing access to Red River College Polytechnic’s technological assets, specialized facilities and equipment and subject-matter expertise.

Industry benefits through applied research, support for product development, technology evaluation and demonstration, technical support, knowledge and technology transfer and specialized training.

Learn more about TACAM or read below to find out how you can benefit from RRC Polytech’s resources to bring your project idea to life.

Step 1: Eligibility Criteria

1.1: Our Clients

TACAM predominantly supports the following sectors:

AerospaceIncludes organizations that provide manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and training for the aerospace industry. Comprised of a mix of civil/commercial, defence and space systems activities.
General ManufacturingIncludes products / components manufacturing (metals, polymers, composites), agricultural technology, heavy vehicle manufacturing (on- and off-highway), equipment manufacturing, original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises.

1.2: Client Needs

Our clients work with us in three core types of services:

  • Technical and business services
  • Research and development
  • Training and technology diffusion

Our work focuses on the following areas of expertise:

  • Advanced manufacturing and materials
  • Smart Factory / Learning Factory
  • Manufacturing Automation and Robotics
  • Rapid prototyping technologies
  • Non-destructive inspection
  • Physical and computer-based simulations

Step 2: Submit Your Project Idea

Bring your project idea to life using the unique combination of technology, facilities and expertise from RRC Polytech. To get things started, contact us and submit your project idea. Let us know what you have in mind, and we’ll help you figure out the scope of the project. To submit your project idea, fill out the contact form below.

Step 3: Let’s Brainstorm Together

Once you get in touch with us, we’ll work together to figure out the best way to bring your idea to life. We listen to your needs and gain a thorough understanding of the project requirements. Then we provide guidance, address uncertainties, and work to ensure your product will meet your expectations. We work with you to define project scope, possible timelines and next steps.

Pricing and timetable of deliverables will be determined on individual basis, with prices at rates similar to private sector rates. Clients’ requirements will be gathered and analyzed to determine the scope of the service. The deliverables will depend on the scope and objective of the service.

Step 4: Evaluate Funding Opportunities

Once we figure out the scope of your project, we’ll help you tap into funding opportunities. We have access to a pool of grants from different funding sources that support innovative services and products, applied research and industry training. The cost of the project could be partially covered by one of our funding agencies. We can also leverage your cash to secure additional funding. You will also have the option of paying for the project, especially if immediate delivery is preferred.

Step 5: Project Start

When your project is ready to start, we’ll mobilize our resources to better serve your needs. Depending on the scope of your project, you could team up with TACAM expert staff, RRC Polytech instructors, students, and partner organizations to get the return on your investment. Access our technology and facilities to support your project, or we could come to you if you’re looking for convenience.

Step 6: Project Delivery

At TACAM, we strive to develop meaningful projects that can fulfill the bottom line of all organizations – bringing return to your investment. Read more about our success cases and find out how we strive to deliver our projects on time and on budget.

“We were very pleased with the professionalism of the TACAM team. Your work provided Kelso with a uniform and easy-to-understand set of blueprints used for production and bidding process for components. We realized increased sales and ROI.”

Barry Ireland, President & CEO, Kelso Energy LTD.

Contact Us

Working with us gives you unparalleled access to RRC Polytech’s cutting-edge technology, facilities and expertise. Get in touch by filling out the form below or calling us at 204-631-3430 and propose a new project.

How to Get Involved

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