Program 1.2

Innovation for New Products and Processes

Description

Optimizing the use of Canada's natural resources and the processes by which they are developed would improve the productivity of the natural resource sectors and reduce Canada’s dependency on the sale of traditional natural resource products. The objective of this Program is twofold: to maximize productivity and to decrease Canada’s dependency on the sale of traditional products by encouraging natural resource sectors to adopt new technologies and processes to develop new products. This objective is achieved by conducting science, research, development, and demonstrations on new applications, technologies, processes, and products.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Result Performance Indicators Targets
Natural resource sectors increase production of new products and processes Number of new products and processes resulting from NRCan information 5 by March 31, 2014
Research and development (R&D) expenditures in natural resource sectors as defined by total intramural R&D expenditures in energy, mining and forest sectors Favourable 10-year trend by March 31, 2014
Public and private sector organizations in the natural resource sectors have increased either cost-efficiency or productivity Number of citations of either cost-efficiency or productivity gains in public or private sector organizations 5 by March 31, 2014
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Main Estimates
102,525 102,525