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Conservatives say refocused NRC will benefit Canadian industries


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May 7, 2013

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), John R. McDougall, president of the National Research Council of Canada, and Deputy Leader of the Government at the Senate, the Honorable Senator Claude Carignan, have announced that The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will now be an “industry-focused research and technology organization.” “NRC plays a pivotal role at the heart of Canada’s innovation system,” said Goodyear. “The refocused NRC will provide Canadian industries with access to strategic research and development, technical services and specialized scientific infrastructure they need to succeed. The refocused NRC will invest in large-scale research projects that are directed by and for Canadian business. It will also develop international networks to ensure timely access to primary research. “We are very excited about this change. Our organization is now easier for business to understand and access,” said McDougall. “We are committed to being a strong partner for innovation, and focused on achieving the concrete outcomes that will contribute to a stronger and more prosperous Canada. We will measure our success by the success of our clients.” 


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