Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing
Our expert team and advanced manufacturing capabilities help entrepreneurs bring ideas to life, create prototypes and solve industry problems. When you work with us, you tap into a full innovation ecosystem including our larger community of students, educators, innovation partners and funders.
RDC's Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM), a key hub of the central Alberta innovation community, is proudly located on the Red Deer College campus.
Get your product to market faster with Red Deer College's Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing.
Our team works 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
Take advantage of the CIM’s advanced prototype and manufacturing equipment
The CIM houses $4.2M in prototype and advanced manufacturing equipment (3D printer, CNC machines, laser scanning technologies, etc.) - everything you need to turn your idea into an actual product. We follow a proven process: from design engineering, to 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) modelling, to proof-of-concept and prototype fabrication. Our experts work with you every step of the way!
Collaborate with a trusted partner that has your best interests in mind
We work closely with you throughout the entire process, helping turn your ideas into products that you can take to production. Your success is our mission, so we make sure that even the smallest details are done right. We use confidentiality agreements in all of our collaborations to make sure your intellectual property is protected.
Join a community of innovators
The CIM is an integral member of the central Alberta manufacturing community. We provide industry partners with access to our advanced equipment and services to assist with applied research initiatives. And we don’t stop there. We’re connected to businesses, innovation experts and funders around the province and beyond. We can help open doors and refer you to people and organizations that will help you succeed.