Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM-TAC)
The Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM-TAC) turns leading edge ideas into reality by collaborating with our clients on innovative manufacturing solutions.
As a Technology Access Centre located on the Red Deer Polytechnic campus, the CIM-TAC is a key hub of the central Alberta innovation community. We focus on product and process development, improvement through innovative technical services, and applied research projects.
What we can do for you
Our team helps SMEs and entrepreneurs to bring ideas to life, create prototypes, solve industry problems, and access funding to develop new projects and expand their business. When you work with us, you tap into a full innovation ecosystem including CIM-TAC experts, our innovation partners and funders, and the larger community of educators and students at Red Deer Polytechnic.
Our team can work with you to:
- Design and develop new products and processes
- Solve existing manufacturing problems
- Develop business management, sales, and marketing processes
- Connect with productive and profitable partners across Canada
- Identify funding partners and opportunities
Your catalyst for growth
SMEs often do not have the time, knowledge, or equipment to fully develop their innovative ideas and are too busy running their businesses to systematically innovate or move ideas forward. The CIM-TAC has long been a unique and affordable resource for entrepreneurs and SMEs in central Alberta who don’t have the capacity or the need to create in-house research and development facilities. We help you access funding, support, and skilled workers to facilitate the research and development required to grow your business.
Take advantage of the CIM-TAC’s advanced prototype and manufacturing equipment
The CIM-TAC houses $7.6M in prototype and advanced manufacturing equipment in 15,000 square feet of industrial accessible space – everything you need to turn your idea into an actual product. Our experts will work with you every step of the way: from design engineering, to 3D CAD modelling, to proof-of-concept and prototype fabrication.