NRC – Challenge Programs

Steven Manley


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Consistent with Canada’s vision for science and building on the Innovation and Skills Plan, the government is transforming and re tooling Canadian innovation programs to better support Canada’s innovators. Challenge Programs include:

  • Novel Materials for Clean and Sustainable Energy – to develop new materials for clean and sustainable sources of energy
  • High-throughput and Secure Networks – to develop high performance, affordable and secure communication for rural and remote communities
  • Health – to develop disruptive technologies to significantly improve health outcomes
  • Artificial Intelligence for Design – a foundation of AI tools, technologies and capabilities to support the above three mission areas