Virtual Learning Series

Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) - The “Network of Networks”

Joy Romero

Joy Romero
Vice President Technology and Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 – 12:00 PM MST



The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) is a group of forward-thinking oil and gas industry professionals, innovators, financiers, policy makers, incubators & accelerators, academics and students committed to the success of the hydrocarbon energy sector, the people and communities that it touches, and a strong, carbon-competitive and diversified Canadian economy.

CRIN aims to enhance innovation effectiveness by:

  • Better priority setting and alignment on key game changing technologies to pursue;
  • Broader source of ideas and more entrepreneurs engaged from across Canada and the world;
  • Focus on deployment phase (field pilots to commercial roll out) where current system falters;
  • Better connectivity between all participants (academics, entrepreneurs, funders, customers, governments);
  • Expand “path to deployment” and customer centered objectives for the technology work across sectors.


Joy Romero, P.Eng, MBA PM, ICD.D, FCAE Vice President Technology & Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited. Joy has worked in steel, iron ore, coal and oil and gas. She joined Canadian Natural in 2001 to develop the Horizon Oil Sands Project. She has served as a School Trustee, Chair of the Governing Council of Athabasca University, and advisor to several NSERC chairs. Joy is currently Chair of the Clean Resource Innovation Network,, and Vice Chair of the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada,, as well as past Board Chair of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, . She is a member of the Business Leaders Advisory Council for Athabasca University and the Faculty of Science Dean’s Circle for the University of Calgary. Joy is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, an inductee of the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame and a past member of the Science, Technology & Innovation Council for Canada.