TRLabs (MOM Article)

Oct 22, 2009 | Government News

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TRLabs is a tri-partite, not-for-profit applied research information and communication technology consortium with an industry-led pre-competitive research and development program.

TRLabs fast tracks innovation to market by creating innovative technologies, training students, and working with its partners to accelerate technology commercialization. Labs in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, and Winnipeg employ 249.

With 71 partner members representing a unique synergy of industry, government, and university, technology and applications research focuses on three research themes:

  • Connected Media;
  • eHealth; and
  • eHome.

In its 23-year existence, TRLabs has trained 904 highly skilled university graduates, created 369 technologies adopted for use by companies, and generated 83 active patents (issued or filed).

TRLabs Winnipeg

TRLabs Winnipeg was established in 1994 and currently employs some 48 people in research and development. The Winnipeg lab has a particular focus on data networking (improving the speed, reliability and efficiency of the communications network), and eHealth (ICT application to the health sector).

TRLabs’ success at contributing to the growth of Manitoba’s ICT industry has included training of 135 Masters and Ph.D. students in Computer and Electrical Engineering, generation of 29 patents issued or filed, and the production of 46 industry-commercialized technologies in the last five years. Graduates remaining in Manitoba reached two-thirds last year (40% historically).

TRLabs Winnipeg is located in Smartpark, a world-class research and technology park on University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry Campus.

To find out more about TRLabs Winnipeg, visit its website here.

To access TRLabs’ main website click here.

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