The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) supports small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada to develop technologies and successfully commercialize them in a global marketplace. This program has regional offices spread throughout BC to help local entrepreneurs build their businesses.

NRC-IRAP Services:

Technical & Business Advisory Services –NRC-IRAP Industrial Technology Advisors include scientists, engineers and business professionals chosen for their experience and expertise in specific technology sectors. They are available to assist in developing a concept into product, providing technical and business advice, and referrals.

Financial Assistance – NRC-IRAP provides financial support to qualified small and medium sized businesses in Canada to help with research and development expenses that leads to developing new technologies.

Network of Experts – Each NRC-IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor maintains an extensive network of individuals and organizations knowledgeable about local sources of financing, research and development institutions, technology brokers, and technology transfer centres.

Youth Employment Program – This program provides financial assistance to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada to hire post-secondary science, engineering, technology, business and liberal arts graduates. Graduates work on innovative projects within the small and medium-sized enterprise and may participate in research, development, and commercialization of technologies.

Contact NRC-IRAP:

Industrial Research Assistance Program
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0R6

Phone: 1-877-994-4727

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