Research and Innovation

Canada offers world-class R&D infrastructure, a highly skilled and educated workforce, a wide array of government funding programs in support of nanotechnology, a growing number of companies involved in nanotechnology, and government commitment to the responsible development and application of nanotechnology. Industry Canada has a database on activities by Industry Canada and its partners to promote the responsible development and application of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology research in Canada is performed by the federal government, provincial organizations, universities and individual companies.

Nanotechnology advocates in British Columbia, AlbertaOntario and Quebec have partnered with the federal government, universities, businesses, industry groups and others to create dedicated nanotechnology organizations. The organizations support nanotechnology research and development, promote greater understanding of nanotechnology among citizen, and encourage commercial applications of nanotechnology innovations in Canada.