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WTC Winnipeg CEO on NRC IRAP Advisory Board

Oct 27, 2017

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The World Trade Centre Winnipeg is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Mariette Mulaire, has been appointed to the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) Advisory Board.

The NRC IRAP Advisory Board is in place to provide an external perspective and advice on the strategic directions and management of the Program. The Board advises on broad Program directions and policy, annual planning objectives and specific Program issues.

“I am honoured to have been appointed to the NRC IRAP Advisory Board,” states Mariette Mulaire. “IRAP is essentially the bridge between industry and government. Being able to serve on the Advisory Board will allow me to bring my expertise in international trade to the table and offer guidance that will hopefully benefit Canadian businesses.” 

Info on NRC IRAP

Canada’s SMEs are the key drivers of job and wealth creation in all sectors of the nation’s economy. One of NRC's primary objectives in stimulating wealth creation in Canada is to link its diverse networks, programs and infrastructure to SMEs to help them access, develop and exploit new technologies and knowledge essential for their growth and prosperity. NRC's primary vehicle for stimulating the innovation capabilities of SMEs is its Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). Regarded worldwide as one of the best programs of its kind, NRC IRAP is a vital component of NRC's innovation strategy and a cornerstone of Canada's innovation system.

This program stimulates wealth creation through technological innovation by providing technology advice, assistance and services to SMEs to help them build their innovation capacity. NRC IRAP brings together a diverse network of organizations, services and programs to help Canadian SMEs develop and exploit technologies in the competitive, global, knowledge economy.

Source: Government of Canada – National Research Council Canada https://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/irap/about/benefits.html