Innovation Centre

Innovation Center

Enabling bold and innovative transportation solutions that enhance the safety, security, efficiency, and environmental performance of transportation in Canada.

The Innovation Centre is a transportation innovation research, development and deployment (RD&D) organization that supports emerging transportation technologies to help ensure Canadians can benefit from a safe, secure, clean, and integrated transportation system.

Support for transportation innovation

The pace of transportation innovation is accelerating quickly. To make the most of their benefits and lessen their risks, the Government of Canada needs to get ready for emerging and disruptive transportation technologies.

To prepare for these technologies, we are:

Less environmental impact

We’re researching technology that can help decrease the environmental impact of transportation. For example, we’re are looking at technology to help reduce:

  • underwater vessel noise
  • waste
  • transportation emissions

To do this, we're partnering with programs that are part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, like the ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles Program (eTV). We're also taking part in government-wide initiatives like the Oceans Protection Plan, and implementing the Quiet Vessel Initiative to look at noise reducing technologies and designs for vessels.

Improved safety and security

We are helping to prepare Canada for the transportation system of the future. How? We are:

More efficiency

We are assessing how connectivity, automation and other new technologies could make Canada’s transportation system more efficient. We’re working with key programs that support transportation technologies, such as our:

We are also looking at technologies that could make inspections more efficient and help to monitor the health of Canada’s critical transportation infrastructure (for example, bridges and rail lines). To help us with this work, we're looking at a range of new technologies, such as remote satellite infrastructure modelling and advanced sensors.


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