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NRC IRAP to be integrated into the new Canada Innovation Corporation (CIC)

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On February 16, 2023, the Government of Canada announced that the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) will be integrated into the new Canada Innovation Corporation (CIC). The CIC will be a new, operationally independent organization solely dedicated to supporting business R&D across all regions and all sectors of the economy.

The transfer of IRAP will happen after an interim period of approximately 24 months, during which IRAP will remain part of the NRC. During this period, every effort will be made to ensure continuity of program delivery for clients and operational stability for staff. Existing funding agreements will continue and new agreements can be signed.

IRAP employees will continue to work directly with clients, under a business-as-usual approach, to ensure a smooth transition. Please contact your IRAP representative directly if you have questions or are seeking more information.

How do I provide feedback to NRC IRAP?

Clients, prospective clients, and the public can contact NRC IRAP to provide feedback or voice their concerns by:

As Canada's leading innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized businesses, the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) works to provide existing and potential clients with a superior level of service and expertise that has become synonymous with NRC IRAP.

As part of this commitment to program excellence, NRC IRAP welcomes client feedback to help us evaluate how well we are doing in delivering our services. We follow a transparent process when responding to client concerns so we can continue to ensure service and process improvements, and service excellence.

In the event of a complaint, NRC IRAP follows program protocols when handling clients' business, scientific, and technical information. NRC IRAP handles all complaints in confidence, protecting complainants from discrimination or retaliation and ensuring privacy with respect to personal and financial information. You may make a request for an independent review of unresolved complaints or disputes through the NRC IRAP Vice President's Office.