Impact narratives are developed by Research Manitoba to:
- highlight the achievements of research in Manitoba,
- link the outcomes and impacts to the original research,
- and communicate the impacts of research to a wide variety of audiences such as academics, industry members, community groups, the public and other users of research findings.
Kidney Transplant Research Impact NarrativeKidney transplant research has focused on subclinical rejection i.e. the rejection of kidney grafts despite presenting normally clinically, an area of research that was pioneered in Manitoba.Kidney transplant research in Winnipeg has led to the standardization of care and contributed to the development of the kidney paired donation program nationally. The translation of the discoveries in kidney transplant research conducted in Winnipeg since the early 1980s has made a great contribution to the improvement in the health of people with kidney transplants not only in Canada but globally.Click here to read the full Impact Narrative
Composites and Biocomposites Research Impact narrativeThe impact narrative on composites shows how the research work conducted by CIC and its clients unfolded into many impacts that can now be observed.In Manitoba, composites and biocomposites research formally started with the establishment of the Composites Innovation Centre (CIC), a not-for-profit corporation in 2003. The goal of the organization is to support and stimulate the growth of the composites sector in Manitoba and Canada through the application of composites materials and technologies for manufacturing industries. Today, as a leader in the composites application sector, the CIC has become well known for its groundbreaking research activities and discoveries across various sectors such as, aerospace, mining, curling sport, and ground transportationThe narrative focuses on four projects:
- an operating system enclosure for Sandvik to be used in harsh mining conditions;
- an interior panel created in partnership with Rockwell Collins for a Pilatus aircraft;
- cutting edge technology (i.e. a new resin system) for designing and manufacturing baggage doors of Motor Coach Industries (MCI), that was later adopted by most of the ground transportation industry in Manitoba;
- and, the development of broom handles and heads for the sport of curling with Sande Curling Innovations (SCI).