Composites Research Network

Partners, members & funding

The Composites Research Network (CRN) is an initiative of The University of British Columbia (UBC) in collaboration with key stakeholders across Canada and in concert with other national and international initiatives.

The following groups are lead participants in the Network. These are clustered into geographical nodes:

  • Hub and main node: Lower Mainland: UBC-Vancouver.
  • Node: Okanagan: UBC-Okanagan
  • Node: Vancouver Island: University of Victoria
  • Node: Vancouver Island: Camosun Innovates, Camosun College
  • Node: Alberta: University of Alberta
  • Node: Alberta: University of Lethbridge
  • Node: Saskatchewan: Canadian Light Source
  • Node: Manitoba: Composites Innovation Centre, Winnipeg
  • Node: Quebec: McGill University

UBC has a strong capability in composites, and in particular, in industrially relevant and transferable technology generation and training capacity.  This is based not only on academic excellence but also on industrial success and experience gained through Convergent Manufacturing Technologies, a provider of simulation software and associated services for composites manufacturing.



Membership in the CRN provides member organizations with access to CRN training events, laboratory facilities.  It also fosters important collaboration which defines the ongoing strategic direction of CRN research projects.

We are grateful for the continued support of all our members and are actively seeking new industry partners.

Tier 1 Members

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Tier 2 Members

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We are grateful to our government funding partners for enabling the establishment and ongoing activities of the CRN:

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Government of Canada


Since 2014, the CRN has worked with numerous British Columbia based small- and medium-sized enterprises with the support of the NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).

Please contact your NRC-IRAP ITA for more information on this opportunity.

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Composites Research Network
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Tel: 604.822.6178

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