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NRC-IRAP Seeking Industrial Technology Advisors for Pilot Program

September 7, 2011


The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) is seeking ten new Industrial Technology Advisors for its Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program.
The Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program (DTAPP) is a pilot project launched in support of the Government of Canada’s commitment to developing a Digital Economy Strategy.
The 2011 federal budget has allocated $80 million in new funding to NRC-IRAP over three years to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) accelerate their adoption of digital technologies.  The objective of DTAPP is to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies to improve
productivity by:
– Providing advice and financial assistance to SMEs
– Collecting information and data about lessons learnt by clients throughout the adoption process.
– Disseminating the lessons learnt and best practices derived from IRAP’s support of SMEs throughout the pilot to inform the broader base of SMEs in Canada
– Building awareness of the positive influence the adoption of digital technologies has on SME productivity growth, competitiveness and innovation.
To build upon the network for delivery of DTAPP, ten new Industrial Technology Advisors (two per region) will contribute experience with implementing change in SMEs in preparation for the adoption of digital technologies. These are 2.5 year term positions.
For more information and to apply, please visit the following links for Industrial Technology Advisor opportunities across Canada:
Atlantic Canada and Nunavut
Calgary, Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Montréal, Québec
Ontario (exact location to be determined)
Applications must be submitted by September 26, 2011.