Greater Sudbury has a long history of fostering research and innovation in the areas of mining, health and the environment. Ground breaking research happening right here in Sudbury holds significant global implications. Our enhanced research possibilities include tumour biology and cancer drug discovery as a result of innovative bio-prospecting efforts taking place in our vast forest, located on Sudbury’s doorstep.

The Health Sciences North Research Institute, the research arm of Health Sciences North, recently opened its doors to its brand new state-of-the-art facility here in Sudbury.  There local researchers are conducting life-saving research that is being recognized globally.

Greater Sudbury also boasts a number of research and development and senior government agencies:


Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)

Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT)

Vale Living With Lakes Fresh Water Ecology Centre

Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO)


Cambrian Innovates

Health Sciences North Research Institute