Support for technology innovation

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) provides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market.


Discover how we can help your small or medium-sized business drive growth through innovation and technology.

Advisory services

Learn about our extensive network of resources and the valuable expertise of our industrial technology advisors.

Financial support for technology innovation

Find out if your business is eligible for financial support through NRC IRAP and how to connect with us.

Funding to hire young graduates

Explore how you can offset the cost of hiring young talent with financial support from NRC IRAP.

Outreach Initiative grants and contributions program

Learn about grant funding to support non-profit organizations or charities for a variety of science- or innovation-based initiatives.

International collaboration

Read about how we can help your business better compete in the global marketplace.

Join our team

Learn more about our industrial technology advisors and consider joining our growing network across Canada



Explore our track record of success

See how we've helped small and medium-sized businesses across Canada succeed.

International opportunities

Learn about the latest opportunities to collaborate with NRC IRAP's international partners.

Celebrate 75 years of innovation

Learn more about NRC IRAP's role in empowering Canadian entrepreneurship and innovation.