Watch the video of the event below that took place on December 12, 2013, at the Innovacorp Enterprise Centre.

Check out the slides from the presentations too: Gross Domestic ExpenditureEUREKA and NRCNRC-IRAP, and ACOA Concierge

Eureka! Now here’s a great idea for you: Join us on Thursday, December 12, and get the low-down on what Eureka, aka the intergovernmental network coordinating industrial R&D support through NRC, can do for your company. Also, hear about the many programs that the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) offers.

Essentially, you’ll get the scoop on the tremendous innovation support and services NRC-IRAP provides for industry – including early-stage technology companies like yours – and discover how you can benefit from what’s offered. And if all that doesn’t sell you, we’ll put in a special request for those delicious chocolate chip morning glory granola bars!

Johannes Larsen, Innovation and Network Advisor, NRC-IRAP ( – Johannes is responsible for the overall coordination of innovation network activities throughout the Atlantic region, and is based in Miramichi, New Brunswick. Prior to joining NRC-IRAP in 2001, he was executive director of Miratech Inc. and held senior roles with West Penetone Inc., a manufacturer of cleaning and disinfection chemicals. Previously, he was president and owner of Globex International Inc. Having established four joint venture companies in Montreal, three licensees in South America and four licensees in Asia, Johannes has extensive experience in management, business development, international sales and marketing, technology licensing, and management consulting.

Bradley (Brad) Goodyear, Executive Director, NRC-IRAP Atlantic & Nunavut Region ( – Brad has been with NRC-IRAP’s Atlantic & Nunavut region since 2007 and served as its executive director since 2009. Prior to this, he spent several years in NRC-IRAP’s national office in management positions of increasing responsibility, including leading the support operations directorate, with accountabilities for finance, policy, IM/IT, and portfolio management. Prior to joining NRC in 1997, Brad spent nine years with the government of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as several years in the private sector. His educational background includes studies in information technology, public sector marketing and business administration.