Tech-Access Canada is a non-profit organization based in Ottawa, representing the pan-Canadian network of 60 Technology Access Centres (TACs).
Canada’s TACs are the foremost leaders in college and cégep applied research. These specialized R&D centres assist Canadian businesses—particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)—by providing applied research and innovation services to build new prototypes and solve unique business challenges, as well as specialized training on the latest equipment and emerging technologies. TACs aim to enhance productivity, competitiveness and innovation results for their industry partners.
Collectively, the TAC network provides Canadian firms with access to:
- 3 million square feet of dedicated innovation and applied research space;
- $320 million worth of state-of-the-art equipment and research facilities; and
- 1,700 experts in business innovation and applied R&D with in-depth industry experience.