CARIC: An example of Collaboration Between Major Contractors and SMEs from Coast to Coast

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In her article “Canada Doubles Down on Key Strengths to Boost Innovation” in Canada’s Innovation Leaders 2016, Debbie Lawes pointed out that the government is currently reviewing 1,300 proposal responses to build a new innovation agenda, which includes internships and advanced training, collaborative research and the growth of small and medium-sized businesses. Lawes also identified initiatives to propel innovation in Canada, initiated by different organizations, across every sector.

The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) was recognized as a model of success in building partnerships across every aerospace sector. “CARIC is the link between large aerospace companies and SMEs across Canada, and increasingly with Europe and the United States,” Lawes reported.

A project of the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ), one of CARIC’s regional offices, is a good example of this fact: Bombardier Aerospace, together with nine other organizations, including Texonic (an SME), the CTT Group and a number of universities, worked together on the “3D textile preforms for manufacturing complex composite parts” project. According to Lawes, educational institutions are pleased with the applied learning of their students and the supply of more employment-ready graduates.

Debbie Lawes’ article “Canada Doubles Down on Key Strengths to Boost Innovation” was published in Canada’s Innovation Leaders 2016 by RE$EARCH Infosource Inc., a special publication published annually to promote innovation in Canada.

 

Read the full article by Debbie Lawes in Canada’s Innovation Leaders 2016.

 

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