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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Ottawa, Ontario

Jim Roche (Chair)

President and CEO
Stratford Managers

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mariette Mulaire

President and CEO
World Trade Centre Winnipeg

Vancouver, British Columbia

David Helliwell

Co-founder and CEO
New Hippo Health

Shawinigan, Quebec

Nancy Déziel

Director General
Centre national en électrochimie et en technologies environnementales (CNETE)

Kitchener, Ontario

Iain Klugman

President and CEO

Burlington, Ontario

Sandy Schwenger

m-Health Solutions

Ottawa, Ontario

David Lisk


Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Saeed El-Darahali

President and CEO