January 1, 2015

Catalyst for innovation

By Chris Thatcher | Skies Magazine

When your work revolves around the intersection between aerospace science and business, you tend to spot opportunities for innovation quickly. Jerzy Komorowski sees one within the federal government’s Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) policy.

The general manager of aerospace for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has a mandate to support the sector in the creation and adoption of new technology. The ITB policy might encourage aerospace companies to seek out Canadian content for their bids on military contracts, but in strengthening supply chains and promoting Canadian industrial capabilities through products that already exist, are they missing an opportunity?

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