A New Advanced Research Agency

To help unleash bold new research and ideas, protect Canada’s competitive advantage, and help Canadian companies grow and create highly skilled jobs.

A re-elected Liberal government will:

  • Establish a Canada Advanced Research Projects Agency (CARPA) as a public-private bridge for research that helps develop and maintain Canadian-led technology and capabilities in high-impact areas.

Modelled on the Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA) in the United States, which has helped pioneer the development of several iconic technologies, including GPS mapping, the agency would be established with an initial endowment of $2 billion.