NRC IRAP Innovation Assistance Program (IAP)


The call for applications is now closed!


On April 17, 2020, the Government of Canada announced $250 million in funding for the Innovation Assistance Program (IAP) to assist Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The call for applications is now closed. We encourage all applicants to consult the IAP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the latest program updates.

Next steps

  • Following the assessment and approval of applications, applicants will be notified in writing on the status of their application as early as the week of May 11, 2020
  • IAP will begin making payments to successful applicants starting the week of May 11, 2020

Enquiries and feedback

If you have questions not covered in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), we invite you to contact us at the following e-mail address:

Please note that only questions that are not already addressed above and in the FAQ will be answered.