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SCC Ontario Chapter Meeting

           “NRC Stimulates Wealth Creation Through Innovation” -Neil Kochar
                              “Organic Cosmetics” -Shahin Kalantari
                                 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8th, 2018

Location:  The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Cen-
Time:      tre 219 Romina Drive, City of Vaughan,
Fees:      ON, L4K 4V3
           (tel: 905-264-9960)

           5:00 p.m. Cocktails
           6:00 p.m. Dinner

           7:00 p.m. Presentation

           8:00 p.m. Adjournment

           $45 pre-paid SCC member

           $55 pre-paid non-member

           $10 pre-paid student

           $60 at the door

Abstract :

Established in 1962, IRAP is an NRC program aimed at providing innovation assistance to Canadian small and me-
dium sized enterprises (SMEs). The mandate of IRAP is to "stimulate wealth creation for Canada through innova-
tion," and its mission is to "accelerate the growth of SMEs by providing them with a comprehensive suite of inno-
vation services and funding." We try to create a whole ecosystem of public and private enterprise comprising of
SMEs, startups, academics and our international partners with similar goals”

Bio:

Neil Kochar
Industrial Technology Advisor (NRC-IRAP)
National Research Council of Canada.

Neil Kochar is an Industrial Technology Advisor at of the National Research Council of Canada's Industrial Re-
search Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). He joined NRC in 2004.
Prior to joining IRAP, Neil had an extensive (30+ years) senior level technology and business development expe-
rience in the private and the public sector. His prior work experience includes corporations such as TMX Group
(Toronto Stock Exchange), Nortel Networks, Honeywell Aerospace and CAE Electronics. He has also held several
technical consulting and project management roles with Canadian Federal Government Agencies such as Gov-
ernment Telecom Informatics Service (GTIS), PWGSC and Transport Canada.
Earlier in his career with Communications Canada, Neil worked on a pioneering project with a consortium of The
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and National Research Council for the introduction and launch of the Inter-
net (CA*net) service for the first time in Canada. Neil’s extensive background in ICT/Internetworking is compli-
mented by strong international collaboration through innovation activities covering several regions of North
America and other global partner countries.
His current role, in addition to helping Canadian SMEs grow through technical innovations, Neil is NRC-IRAP’s
India lead for the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP). He is actively engaged in an ecosystem of
Canadian companies, MNEs, academia and International Partners to enhance productivity and competitiveness
for Canadian SMEs while promoting interests of Canada in the global marketplace.Neil holds an Electrical
Engineering degree from Dalhousie University (formerly known as The Technical University of Nova Scotia).

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