$150K Available for Sme's Developing Innovative Technology 

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) assists small and medium-sized Canadian businesses through advisory services and funding support to increase their innovation capacity. Project funding of up to $150,000 is typically awarded; although larger projects are approved on occasion.


Detailed Advice Offerred

  • Acquiring / Adopting technology Business development 
  • Business growth 
  • Finding a strategic partner 
  • Foreign Markets/Research & Access
  • Improving productivity 
  • Marketing/ Market development 

Eligible Applicants

  • Must be an incorporated, profit-oriented small or medium-sized business in Canada
  • Must have 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees
  • Must be planning to pursue growth and profit by developing and commercializing innovative, technology-driven new or improved products, services or processes in Canada

Eligible Activities 

  • Product prototyping, development, or enhancements
  • Supply chain diversification
  • IP (internet protocol) assessments, planning, and strategy development
  • New technology/ market feasibility studies; and Advanced technology adoption and adaptation

Eligible Costs

Costs considered to be eligible through NRC-IRAP include but are not limited to: 

  • Hiring or training of staff
  • R&D, product development, innovation
  • Acquiring or Adopting technology
  • Commercialization support
  • Marketing/research /business development
  • Other cost offsetting
  • Prototyping
  • Research/development
  • Testing
  • Wages/ training
  • Business financing/Loans/Angel Investment
  • Business Marketing/ Development/Research
  • Business start-up/Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual property, Exporting, Tax

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