Mr. Fournier is presently the Director General
Innovation for the Assistant Deputy Minister (Science & Technology). He is a
Scientific Advisor to the Department of National Defence and to the Canadian
Armed Forces. His role is to ensure that the Canadian Armed
Forces/Department of National Defence (CAF/DND) have access to the most
cutting-edge solutions for their challenges from Canadian Innovators.
Eric began his career with Defence Research &
Development Canada (DRDC) as a Defence Scientist in the Flight Mechanics
Group of the Precision Weapons Section at the Valcartier laboratory in
August 1992. He spent most of his scientific career in that establishment,
where he held a number of positions in the Weapons field of study.
In 2014, Mr. Fournier took up the position of
Defence R&D Counsellor at CDLS (London) where he was responsible for liaison
in defence Science and Technology between Canada and the United Kingdom,
Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Upon returning to Canada in July 2017, he was
appointed DG Innovation, and also selected to develop and lead the
implementation of the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)