I have been an industrial technology advisor (ITA) with NRC IRAP for over 20 years. From my early days at NRC IRAP to today, collaboration has remained key to the program's success. As part of NRC IRAP's BioMedical Sector Team, we serve as a point of access and a resource, not only to NRC IRAP but to other government departments and broader communities. For example, NRC research centres will call upon us for industry intel— to find out what's happening, determine if there is a market for a certain kind of technology and how to access that market. There is also collaboration with organizations, like the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), who has a keen interest in the adaptation and development of medical technologies for space exploration and astronaut health. CSA has accessed the expertise of the BioMedical Sector Team to better understand where Canada's capabilities are in this area and what technologies are being developed in Canada that could potentially be made space-ready. I have experienced so much collaboration working for NRC IRAP, the results of which have been invaluable. My whole career has been focussed around trying to help build the life sciences industry in Canada. It's been gratifying to see how the industry has evolved and developed over time and to see the difference NRC IRAP has made along the way.