With the objective of co-marketing and collaborating on materials science research services, the Xerox Research Centre Canada (XRCC) joined forces with the Battelle Memorial Institute on May 8.
Clients of the two organizations will be able to access boith Battelle’s well-known research resources and Xerox’s pilot plant and manufacturing scale-up facility – to augment their own resources in developing and bringing new products to market.
“Clients come to us because they have a great idea they want to bring to market or face a tough challenge they want to solve, “ explains Paul Smith, director of XRCC. ”Our alliance with Battelle expands XRCC's innovative capabilities and competencies, so we can achieve even greater advances in science and business concepts.”
Scientists at XRCC specialize in the design and development of electronic materials and specialty components; environmentally responsible processes; coatings, applied nanotechnology; polymer science, engineering and pilot plant scale-up. XRCC is part of the global Xerox Innovation Group, comprised of five research centers around the globe that each leverage XRCC’s unique, integrated, global materials research and development mandate.
Battelle and Xerox share a unique historical connection. One of Battelle’s early clients was Chester Carlson whose invention of xerography launched Xerox Corp. Seventy years ago, the two signed an agreement that provided Carlson with access to the Battelle labs in the interest of collaborative research, development and engineering work.