NRC IRAP management and governance

Drawing on expertise from across Canada

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) Advisory Board helps ensure our program continues to offer the support Canadian businesses need to innovate and grow. The board's members, appointed by the Vice-President of NRC IRAP, represent businesses and innovation stakeholders from across Canada. They offer perspectives and advice to guide the program's strategic direction and management.

NRC IRAP Advisory Board members include:

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Call us toll-free at 1-877-994-4727 to learn more about NRC IRAP.

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Kari Harvey (Chair)

Innovation Saskatchewan

Ottawa, Ontario

David Lisk


London, United Kingdom

Irene Graham

ScaleUp Institute

Vancouver, British Columbia

Natalie Cartwright

Co-Founder and COO
Finn AI

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Lisa Cashmore

Vice-President, Start and Scale

Vancouver, British Columbia

Raghwa Gopal

President and CEO
Innovate BC

Barrie, Ontario

Mira Ray

Director, Research and Innovation
Georgian College

Ottawa, Ontario

Vijay Dube

ADS Biotec

Toronto, Ontario

Melody Adhami

FH Health

Québec, Quebec

Marie Gagné

President and CEO

Calgary, Alberta

Heather Campbell

Executive Director, Clean Technology
Alberta Innovates

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Andrew Black

Director of Innovation, Port of Halifax
Executive Director, The PIER

Montréal, Quebec

Richard Chénier