Research Centres


Centre for Advanced Research & Innovation in Biotechnology

Fanshawe College, along with funding from the federal and provincial governments, recently renovated and expanded the science laboratory suite as part of a $10.2 million project to create a Centre for Advanced Research in Biotechnology (CARIB).

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Simcoe Research Station

University of Guelph

The Simcoe Research Station of the University of Guelph, Department of Plant Agriculture has 86.8 hectares of land on the edge of the highly productive Norfolk sand plain in the central Erie region. Its mission is to help strengthen the fruit and vegetable industries in the potentially highly productive zone along the north shore of Lake Erie.

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Institute for Chemicals/Fuels and Alternative Resources

Is a research facility that is part of Western University. ICFAR houses pilot plant research space and is a bridge between academic bench-top with industrial-scale research. Specializing in biomass & waste conversion, fluid-coking technologies & more

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Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research - UWO

The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research is a joint venture between Western University and the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Pfinztal, Germany. The FPC @ Western develops, tests, validates and characterizes new lightweight materials and advanced manufacturing processes at industrial scale. 

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Canadian Centre for Product Validation

With a 25,000 square foot centre, housing leading-edge validation technologies and equipment, we’re able to offer prototyping and testing in one central location – with full developmental multimodal capabilities under one roof for cost-effective results.

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NRC Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub

The 75,000-square-foot hub is a one-of-a-kind research station where all levels of the automotive and manufacturing supply chain can collaborate on-site with NRC specialists and Canada's research ecosystem. Two new labs with offices, along with our dedicated research, design and development staff, are available to manufacturers, integrators and equipment makers. 

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