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1 Outline Role govt should play (id disruptive tech, its commercialization) ? How integrated? Local vs. national, industry vs university roles Approach, mechanisms to foster growth: partner, industry, university Example: SSOC How did things changed? Challenges and adjustments Lessons learned

2 Innovation Human Resources Business Environment Sustainable Development Technology Fund Atlantic Regional Innovation Clusters Technology Partnerships Canada Business Development Bank of Canada Networks of Centers of Excellence PRECARN Canada Education Savings Grant Education Tax Credit Aboriginal Business Canada SchoolNet / CAP Millennium Scholarships Aboriginal Business Services Network Tax relief - $100 B Biotechnology Regulation Canada Business Corporations Act Privacy / E-Commerce Competition Act Federal Laboratories Biotechnology R&D Canadian Health Information Highway Canadian Choices Canada Foundation for Innovation Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Research Chairs Genome Canada NSERC Commercialization of Knowledge Knowledge Infrastructure Innovation in Canada

3 NRC... 3,600 full-time employees and 1,200 guest workers in labs and facilities across Canada Network of technology advisors to support small business 19 research institutes and 5 innovation and technology centers; focused programs in technology sectors important to Canadas economy

4 NRC Research Institutes Institute for Information Technology – Atlantic – Fredericton, Moncton, St. John, Sydney Institute for Marine Bioscience - Halifax Institute for Marine Dynamics - St. Johns Industrial Materials Institute – Boucherville, Ville Saguenay Biotechnology Research Institute – Montreal Institute for Biodiagnostics – Winnipeg, Calgary, Halifax Plant Biotechnology Institute – Saskatoon National Institute for Nanotechnology - Edmonton Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute – London Innovation Centre – Vancouver Institute for Aerospace Research Institute for Biological Sciences Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology Institute for Information Technology Institute for Microstructural Sciences Institute for National Measurement Standards Institute for Research in Construction Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information Corporate Branches (ASPM, CS, FB, HRB, IMSB) Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics – Victoria, Penticton

5 Canadas Innovation Challenges Find better ways to create knowledge and bring these ideas to market Find ways to develop, attract and retain the best and the brightest Support innovation at the local level Modernize business and regulatory policies

6 Operational Scope out position and motivation of partners for common interest: get acceptance of all regional partners even if have national mandate Identify actual need for this Open communications and sustain to build shared vision Minimize backroom deals: transparency Bring integration of process as much as possible Find workaround govt/institution bureaucratic processes (avoid jail if possible) Be patient…. Good science, top quality

7 WDM Transmission System or: What did you drink the night before: disruptive technology


9 Issues at the time: Govt labs comfortable with long-term horizon projects Industry found such work of no immediate value Govt labs interested in advanced components SMEs looking at niche devices (sensors …) Universities saw advanced devices as too applied and short-term No traditions of collaboration between institutions No common vocabulary No common working style (Gantt charts, time sheets, stretch goals)

10 SSOC Membership WORKING TO ACHIEVE OPTOELECTRONIC INTEGRATION An open consortium of: BNR / NT EG&G MPR Teltech TR Labs ITS Electronics Seastar Optics DND Litton systems Affiliates: CRC NRC (IMS) NOI University Programme: QueensLaval TorontoSherbrooke UBCImperial Coll. TUNS

11 Goal To develop the technology of optoelectronic integration, thus combining the advantages of light and high-speed electronics in a single device. Facilitate collaboration Establish competitive capability in Canada Facilitate training of HQP Propel optoelectronic integration and WDM (disruptive technologies) Adapt to members specialised needs

12 Positioning: Organisational Government Labs. and / or Consortia Universities and C. of Excellence Industry Applications Systems Modules Devices Base Technology Leadership in strategic niche market opportunities Leadership in selected manufacturable strategic technologies Creative, provocative ideas Tools Modelling Verification Suitably educated graduates Market Driven Leadership Strategic Competence Application Leadership

13 Linkages MUTUAL ASSISTANCE Governments Industry Universities Centres of Excellence SHARED PRE-COMPETITIVE RESEARCH SSOC Output is People with the Technology that Industry needs strategic role of participants availability of resources minimize communication barriers critical mass for impact

14 Organisation SSOC/ Member Program SSOC/NRC Program NRC Related Program Member Programs (Related R&D) >$40M* pa Individual Members Internal Programs (related r&d only) $2M pa NRC based Performed by NRC staff >$2M pa Contracted to - NRC - Universities - Members 4M pa Co-ordinated with SSOC Program Technology transfer achieved through Guest Workers Graduate Students Planned and managed as a whole Major Projects / Individual Activities OBJECTIVESMILESTONESMONTHLY REVIEWS * >$150M pa if applications development counted

15 Membership Fees / Rights

16 SSOC 5-Year Program InP Process External Material R&D on Electronics Integrateable Device Integrated Electronics Design Integrated Demonstrator (Wavelength Dependent Processor) Hybrid Optical Demux Multiport Hybrid Optical WDM WDM Demo Chip Wavelength Separation Demonstration Advanced Laser Modulator Separation/ Amplifier Device Integrated Waveguides Advanced GaAs Devices Wavelength Separation/ Amplification Integratable Detectors Simple InP Devices S Y S T E M S & A P P L I C A T I O N S Materials Choices Component Choices Demonstrator Choices Establish GaAs Device Capability R&D on Wavelength Selection Fabrication Space, Eq't Expertise Commission InP Growth Capability ABCD

17 90° Waveguide Turning Mirror

18 Core Programme InP facilities and devices Integration issues Bidirectional WDM Rx-Tx InGaAs/GaAs Tx-Rx demonstrator Novel Devices circular grating lasers direct write DFB grating process visible SEHG lasers and NARROW VCSELs OPO at 1.3 and 1.5 m Members Programme CRCElectronics Tx-Rx TRLabsLAMDA, M-Z mod MPRsystems study NOImodelling soft. dev. EG&GInP laser dev. DNDfiber micro. BNRdirect DFB lith. University Programme QueensBPM Torontothermal model UBCInP HBT OEIC Lavalnl wavelength cntl Imperial Collegepatterned growth SherbrookeInP PL CITRVCSELs

19 Lasting benefits for Canada Took nearly two years of talking and exploring (created Aug.1988, sunset Aug. 1995) Over 60 HPQ found jobs over that 7 years Several world technology first or records Publications, IP, reports and process development Opto group at IMS grew to 31 Lasting impact on industry, university and NRC R&D positions in university, industry Mixed matrix approach to resources Closer interdependencies Value for Canada well documented

20 Summary typically take more than four years to return any benefits Research focus was maintained with Core Programme Tx-Rx WDM to build infrastructure, while being responsive to individual requests. World record performance for WDM devices and several Novel Devices patents. New manufacturing processes successfully transferred, now part of products as result of effective technology transfers via guest workers. Future components for Canadas electronic highway (CANARIE and OCRI-Net), in addition to members systems.

21 Post SSOC, IMS impact Very high level of R&D partnership (individual firms commercialising results) Efficient internal organisation and culture Lasting relationships and clients High quality people, R&D and equipment base Tightly integrated full micro-fabrication capability Spin-offs –CrossLight software –SiGe Semiconductors –Iridian Spectral Technologies –MetroPhotonics –LNL Optenia –Trilium Photonics Other consortia such as OpCom, Athena, CARC, FIB-OCRI…

22 Emergence in 1990s, post SSOC SSOC paved the way and shaped culture in combination with OCRI in Ottawa region (Potworowski study, May 2002) BNR/Nortel: gorilla, Industry NRC: vision, R&D SSOC: applications, technical networking OCRI: facilitator, networking, regional voice Local universities not active in photonics at the time Now have Ontario and municipal Govt, U of O, Carleton, Algonquin, OPC, CPC, PRO, IRAP, OCRI, NCIT, OPRA, CPFC, SMC, NRC, Regional Innovation center, Vitesse, IPF, etc….. All helping in unison


24 Industry Partnership Facility (IPF)

25 Industry Partnership Facility Assist SMEs in ICT sector to exploit emerging technologies Co-located to NRC staff doing R&D in software and hardware components Co-located with IRAP Access to CISTI and NRC linkages to expert advice Reduce risk during the critical start-up years 2500 sq.m. of usable space, 15 companies All new NRC facilities will have one now!

26 The Incubation Process Access to Services Coaching and Mentoring Networks and Alliances Access to Capital Business Planning Company Access to R&D Networks Specialized Facilities Access to Skilled People Exchange of Ideas Champions Feedback R&D Business Development Capitalization

27 Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre (CPFC) - Ottawa Unique facility in Canada for industry and universities Component and device fabrication Linking photonics clusters to NRC's national facilities, networks, competencies and incubation services Training of highly qualified personnel

28 The CPFC: Working in Partnership Algonquin College CIPI COPAC CMC (MOU signed in January 2003) CRC Ontario Photonics Consortium PRO (MOU signed in May 2001) TR Labs (MOU signed in October 2002) University of Ottawa Vitesse (MOU in progress)

29 National R&D Infrastructure Prototyping services for industry –Small firms: Low-volume production; Proof of concept; Design assistance –Medium firms: Low-volume production runs to test manufacturability & designs –Large firms: Fast turnaround, novel runs to test proof of concept Training highly qualified personnel –R&D fabrication facilities for universities, Centres of Excellence, and other research organizations

30 Technology Clusters – NRCs Approach

31 The Players R&D institutions (private, university, government) technology intensive firms with global reach entrepreneurs - local champions with vision network catalysts - public and private sector involved/knowledgeable local sources of financing technology brokers & tech transfer centres provincial and municipal governments, local authorities Source: Andy Woodsworth

32 Role: development Must not be top down or policy driven Industry driven and industry champion Offer real value, visibility, networking, not just endless meetings Involve the right members not the usual leaches Recognize when to manage the cluster Limit bureaucratic overhead (difficult in govt context) Identify real problems not political reasons Create interdependencies

33 Effective disruptive tech interactions: - establish strong member commitment. - streamlined decision control. - well defined and focussed Core Programme, in a central location. - maintain one-on-one member research flexibility. - effective technology transfer by on-site workers. - uniform technology base for Core Programme. - select members for complementary values and compatible goals. - work out issues with individual members. - use technical meetings as information transfer and input.

34 Solid State Optoelectronics Consortium (SSOC) - created in 1989 with participation of BNR & SMEs SSOC developed integrated photonic devices for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) on a single chip. O-Vitesse (Vitesse Re-skilling) to address shortage of software engineers Immigration rule changes for IT workers Incubation - NRCs IPF 70 NRC spin-offs in Ottawa alone, creating 7000 high tech jobs, with over $1 B sales Ottawa Photonics Valley

35 Ocean Engineering (Newfoundland) Ag-Biotech (Saskatoon) Astronomy (Victoria, Penticton) Fuel Cells (Vancouver)) Medical Technologies (Winnipeg) IT / Life Sciences (Ottawa) Biopharmaceuticals, Industrial Materials (Montreal) Life Sciences (Nova Scotia) E-Business (New Brunswick, Sydney) Aluminium (Ville Saguenay) Aerospace (Ottawa, Montreal) Nanotechnology (Edmonton) NRC Technology Cluster Initiatives Sustainable Urban Infrastructure (Regina) Bioactives (PEI)

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