Over the past five years, more than 6000 researchers in the National Design Network have benefited from industrial tools, technologies, and support services valued at over $100 million. More than 400 Canadian companies have collaborated with academic researchers or hired graduate students with microsystems competence and experience.
Canada’s National Design Network (NDN) enables excellent multi-disciplinary research and complex prototype microsystems with the potential to be rapidly commercialized, positioning Canada to be a competitive player in all economic sectors. The effectiveness of the NDN is dependent on the interactions between many individuals and organizations. Benefits of the NDN.