AAPS is seeking to fulfill its mandate through specific projects and technological goals that are designed to meet challenges and opportunities in healthcare and the life sciences, the environment, natural resources exploration, and information technology.

Worldwide demand for commercial accelerator-based technology is being driven by major societal challenges. In the healthcare sector, there is strong demand for radioisotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic use. In industry, accelerators are being used for advanced material processing. AAPS is working with various stakeholders to capitalize on current and emerging demand for these technologies, while providing spin-off benefits in other priority areas that matter to Canadians.