NRC – Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub

The National Research Council’s (NRC) Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub is a open-space concept laboratory intended to be a collaborative workspace. The 75,000-square-foot hub is a one-of-a-kind research station where all levels of the automotive and manufacturing supply chain can collaborate on-site with NRC specialists and Canada’s research ecosystem.

Two new labs with offices, along with research, design and development staff, are available to manufacturers, integrators and equipment makers. In the digital factory, collaborators can visualize and develop advanced manufacturing processes. In the automotive lab, they can integrate and develop technologies related to connected/autonomous vehicles, vehicle light weighting and alternative propulsion/electrification.


NRC Centre
Western Research Park
800 Collip Circle
London, Ontario
N6G 4X8

Areas of Expertise

Automotive manufacturing
– Mass customization
– Process industrialization
– Data-driven factory automation
– Manufacturing with new materials


Product R&D
Process R&D
Materials R&D
Facility Access & Testing

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Published: September 20, 2021

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