AAPS is building on the strong foundation of TRIUMF’s internationally recognized expertise in particle accelerators and advanced radiation detection systems to establish an applied research facility that develops and commercializes technologies emerging from worldwide subatomic research. AAPS’s ultimate vision is to help position Canada at the forefront of knowledge and application in twenty-first century technologies.
AAPS’ mission is to develop and commercialize advanced physics technologies for the social and economic well-being of Canadians, and for the benefit of people around the world. To achieve these objectives, AAPS collaborates with academic, government, and industry stakeholders to develop promising new technologies emerging from research at TRIUMF and other leading institutions.
AAPS’ strategic plan is designed to enhance Canada’s capacity to translate research breakthroughs into products, services, and businesses that drive innovation in key priority areas:
- Health and related life sciences and technologies
- Natural resources and energy
- Environmental science and technologies
- Information and communications technologies
AAPS operates as a not-for-profit corporation and is funded in part by the Canadian federal government through the Networks of Centres of Excellence.