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Grow your global network
Through a broad range of international activities, the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) provides direct support to small and medium-sized businesses with international interests. Our international programs connect companies with the funding, advisory, export, and innovation services they need to access new markets and global value chains.
We are partnered with national organizations and other government departments such as Global Affairs Canada, and we collaborate with many countries and regions including India, China, the European Union, and the United States. We provide support in a number of key areas, including direct financial support to small and medium-sized businesses with international interests, business and technology partnering, and joint R&D projects.
Learn about the latest opportunities to collaborate with NRC IRAP's international partners.
NRC IRAP international initiatives that can help drive innovation for your business include:
- Bpifrance — NRC IRAP agreement
Our partnership with Bpifrance, France's innovation agency, fosters a closer economic partnership between Canada and France in areas related to competitiveness, innovation, and science and technology. This agreement supports the growth of small and medium-sized businesses in both countries.
- Canadian International Innovation Program
The Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) offers funding to help Canadian companies partner with organizations in Brazil, China, India, Israel, and South Korea to commercialize industrial R&D projects. Global Affairs Canada's Trade Commissioner Service delivers the CIIP in collaboration with NRC IRAP.
Please contact Global Affairs Canada for any Israel-related enquiries.
The CanExport program offers financial assistance to Canadian small and medium-sized businesses seeking new export opportunities and markets (especially high-growth emerging markets). Delivered by Global Affairs Canada's Trade Commissioner Service in partnership with NRC IRAP, CanExport supports a wide range of export marketing activities to promote international business development.
We manage Canada's National Office for the EUREKA network, providing a first point of contact for Canadian innovators seeking access to global value chains and foreign markets through transnational collaborations with one or more of EUREKA'S 40+ member countries. Through EUREKA, the NRC can connect you to national programs and potential partners and opportunities. Funding for EUREKA projects is available to small and medium-sized businesses through NRC IRAP.