Through its industrial technology advisors, IRAP offers financial assistance to eligible firms under different programs:

NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) provides financial support to qualified small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada to help them undertake technology innovation.

Eligibility criteria

In order to be considered for possible IRAP funding, the basic eligibility criteria are:

  • be a small and medium-sized enterprise in Canada, incorporated and profit-oriented;
  • have 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees; and
  • have the objective to grow and generate profits through development and commercialization of innovative, technology-driven new or improved products, services, or processes in Canada.

For more information visit www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/irap/services/financial_assistance.html