Support for technology innovation

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.

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.

Support for intellectual property

Discover how your business could benefit from the intellectual property services offered through the IP Assist program.

Provide feedback to NRC IRAP

Clients, prospective clients and the public can contact us to provide feedback or voice concerns.



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.

Join our team

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