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Expanding the NRC’s International Services

By 19/04/2017September 7th, 2018No Comments

To identify options to expand the NRC’s international collaboration activities, including industrial research and technology development services, to better align with the Government’s global objectives and NRC’s revised direction.

The National Research Council of Canada has been in a process of transformation, making important changes to improve its support for industrial research and technology. In support of this continued renewal and to advance the new federal Innovation Agenda, the current state of the NRC is being examined in four areas: Innovation Support; Engagement; Governance; and Management.

This opportunity also aligns with many ongoing federal reviews and policy initiatives, including: a review of fundamental science; the afore-mentioned new Innovation Agenda promised for Budget 2017 including $800M for the development of economic networks and clusters; a review of trade strategy and policy including foreign direct investment; a new pan-Canadian framework on climate change and clean growth, as well as ambitious global targets for GHG reductions; a new federal-provincial Health Accord and funding; and a review of tax policy.