Composites Research Network


Anoush Poursartip invited by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the tabling of Budget 2014 in Ottawa
Anoush Poursartip, Director of the CRN, was invited by the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, to the tabling of Budget 2014 in the House of Commons on Tuesday, February 11th.  The Composite Research Network was launched in 2012 with the financial support of the Government of Canada through a grant from Western […]
February 20, 2014

Anoush Poursartip delivers opening plenary address at ICCM19
The Composites Research Network (CRN) recently attended the 19th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM19), held in Montreal, Quebec, from July 28th to
August 12, 2013




The Composites Research Network (CRN) is a collaboration of academia and industry partners supporting the composites industry in Western Canada and beyond. It was launched in January 2012 with a $9.8m investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada.

Vision: A vibrant leading-edge composites industry, supported by the CRN and partner organizations.

Mission: To create knowledge in practice documents that enable effective and low-risk knowledge-based composites manufacturing and design.

Location: The CRN has its hub at The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver and nodes at UBC–Okanagan, the Composites Innovation Centre in Winnipeg, MB, the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford and the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Additional nodes will be established in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the second year.

A central tool in achieving Network goals is the development of Knowledge in Practice Documents (KPDs). Network participants will have access to these as well as training facilities, materials and events. KPDs provide a platform for sharing knowledge in a structure and format suitable for industrial use and workflow. They are responsive to new knowledge and needs as they emerge. They provide rich content for industry reference and training.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Applied Science
Composites Research Network
309-6350 Stores Rd,
Vancouver, B.C.,
Tel: 604.822.6178

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