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Innovation Partners

CANARIE works closely with key partners to enable Canadian leadership in ground-breaking, data-intensive research and innovation.

Compute Canada

Compute Canada is leading the creation of a powerful national HPC platform for research. This national platform integrates High Performance Computing (HPC) resources at six partner consortia across the country to create a dynamic computational resource. Compute Canada integrates high-performance computers, data resources and tools, and academic research facilities around the country. These integrated resources represent close to a petaflop of computing capability and online and long term storage with rapid access and retrieval over Canada’s national, provincial and territorial high-performance networks.

Working in collaboration, Compute Canada and the university-based regional HPC consortia provide for overall architecture and planning, software integration, operations and management, and coordination of user support for the national HPC platform. As a national organization, Compute Canada coordinates and promotes the use of HPC in Canadian research and works to ensure that Canadian researchers have the computational facilities and expert services necessary to advance scientific knowledge and innovation.

Compute Canada’s Regional HPC Consortia


Research Data Canada

Research Data Canada is a collaborative effort to address the challenges and issues in research data management and preservation in Canada. A multi-sectoral group of universities, institutes, libraries, granting agencies, and individual researchers, RDC has a shared recognition of the pressing need to deal with Canadian data management issues from a national perspective. The group also engages with international groups developing global standards for data management. CANARIE is funding the ongoing activities of Research Data Canada.



CANARIE is a partner in the CENGN – Centre of Excellence in Next-Generation Networks, working with some of Canada’s largest ICT companies to provide a unique, multi-vendor platform for the development, testing and commercialization of new network and communications technologies. CENGN brings together the entire industry supply chain — leading multinationals, scores of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), high-tech start-ups, service providers, research scientists and academics — to support Canadian excellence in next-generation network technologies.


AURP Canada

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Canada is the national not-for-profit association that was established to advocate on behalf of the 26 research and technology parks across Canada. Founded in June 2007 as a chapter of AURP International (based In Tucson, AZ), AURP Canada has been developing partnerships with universities, municipal, provincial and federal governments, economic development agencies, in an effort to share ideas and resources that will spark sustainability, progressive standardization, and growth of the research park sector. Through their partnership with CANARIE, AURP provides a white-label offering of CANARIE’s DAIR program to strengthen commercialization opportunities for the nearly 1,400 knowledge-based businesses located in Canada’s research and technology parks.


National Research Council Concierge Service

The Government of Canada’s Concierge Service provides a single access point where small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can find high-quality, timely advice to help them innovate and accelerate their growth. Developed, implemented and operated by the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC–IRAP) in collaboration with over 40 federal and provincial partners, the Service improves innovation and economic opportunities for SMEs by helping them navigate the available innovation resources and support programs. By combining online, phone and in-person services, it addresses the individual needs of SME clients.

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Research Funding Agencies

CANARIE is proud to work with a range of national innovation partners, including the organizations that fund research in Canada. Close cooperation among digital infrastructure providers, like CANARIE and Compute Canada, and the funders of Canada’s most advanced research is critical to ensure Canada’s best and brightest have the tools and resources they need to create new knowledge that improves the social and economic well-being of Canadians.