About the Book
In a very personal account, Bill Coderre describes the growth and development of the National Research Council's highly acclaimed Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).
In this work, Bill has sought out and used the memories and opinions of many of the people who served Canada's industrial research development through IRAP.
He uses the guiding priciples of IRAP as the basis for a dramatic set of recommendations for improving Canada's S&T policy and support infrastructure.
William (Bill) Coderre (1942-2012) spent his working life as a scientific researcher, manager and marketer, then as a technology transfer specialist, policy maker, science diplomat and corporate developer. In his private life he was a genealogist, cross-country skier, marathoner, singer, dancer and writer of Gilbert and Sullivan topical humour.