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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Andrew Black

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Richard Chénier

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