WHO WE ARE
The Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba Inc. (CIC) is a not-for-profit corporation that is jointly sponsored by private industry and government. Its mandate is to support and stimulate economic growth through innovative research, development and application of composite materials and technologies for manufacturing industries.This is achieved by working directly with industry, on industry sponsored projects that result in a measurable economic benefit to the project participants and the community. Projects are performed in a collaborative partnership with industry, government agencies, and educational establishments. To support these activities, the CIC is funded by and/or has affiliations with several government, research and educational establishments including: Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Province of Manitoba, Economic Development Winnipeg, National Research Council of Canada, the University of Manitoba, and Red River College.
The CIC is driven by industry requirements focusing on key sectors: aerospace, bio-materials, ground transportation, and civil infrastructure. Core technologies such as liquid resin moulding and automation, and the business sectors that they support, are based on levels of interest and the technology gaps/needs of industry. Capabilities developed around the core technologies assist industry in keeping pace with competitors as well as advancing technologies to provide for a competitive advantage.