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Research in microsystems and nanotechnology expands knowledge frontiers, enables applications, and contributes to economic prosperity in Canada through advanced technology manufacturing.


Enable and support the creation and application of micro- and nanosystems knowledge and manufacturing capability by providing a national infrastructure for excellence in research through Canada’s National Design Network and establishing and verifying a path to commercialization of related processes, devices, components and systems.

About CMC

CMC Microsystems is a not-for-profit organization managing Canada’s National Design Network®.  CMC reduces barriers to technology adoption by creating and sharing platform technologies. 

About Canada’s National Design Network (CNDN)

A national network of 10,000 academic participants and 1,000 companies developing innovations in micro-nanotechnologies. CNDN is recognized as a Major Research Facility and has been awarded funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Major Science Initiatives (MSI) program. 

Map of Canada with CNDN participants in each province


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Success Stories

Proud to support the innovative work of researches in Canada. View all success stories!

Nano research yields sensing breakthrough

Nanofabrication capabilities helped Queen’s University researchers and their graduate students develop a novel, highly sensitive portable biosensor that can be manufactured simply and inexpensively. Their technology now forms the basis of an award-winning startup company, Spectra Plasmonics. Shown left to right: Malcolm Eade, Spectra CEO; Graham Gibson, Hannah Dies, Aris Docoslis and Josh Raveendran.

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A gem of a technology

Dr. David Roy-Guay, right, is working with students Vincent Halde (centre) and Olivier Bernard to miniaturize his novel, diamond-based magnetometer prototype. The quantum sensor technology shows promise in a wide variety of applications, including research in outer space.

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Breaking sound barriers

Dr. Tony Sinclair (right), University of Toronto, and Master’s student Neelesh Bhadwal, work with business partners on ways to improve the precision and reliability of ultrasonic imaging used to monitor the integrity of critical infrastructure.

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Contact Us

CMC Microsystems
945 Princess Street, Suite 103
Kingston, ON K7L 0E9
Phone: 613.530.4666
Fax: 613.548.8104
Email: info@cmc.ca

CMC by the Numbers

Academic-industry collaborations enabled annually
Publications enabled annually
1 %
of clients would recommend to another researcher

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