NRC IRAP Research Grants for Canadian Businesses

Receive up to 60-80% of Labour Costs in Grant Funding.

The National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) is a Canadian government funding program designed to accelerate the research and development projects of Canadian innovators. Businesses who are developing and implementing process improvements are the primary targets to receive research funding contributions through NRC IRAP, however, large-scale technology adoption projects that lead to new capabilities are also considered.

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NRC-IRAP Research Grants for Canadian Businesses

Amount of Funding

Contributions of up to 60-80% of internal technical labour and subcontractor expenses towards a specified innovation project.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

NRC-IRAP Research Grants for Canadian Businesses

Eligible Applicants

Incorporated, profit-oriented small or medium-sized business with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and plan to pursue growth and profit by developing and commercializing innovative, technology-driven new or improved products, services, or processes in Canada.

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NRC-IRAP Research Grants for Canadian Businesses

Eligible Activities

Development of innovative products, processes, and services. Projects must focus on solving an internal technical challenge by adopting/developing technology & processing enhancements.

Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

NRC-IRAP Research Grants for Canadian Businesses

Program Deadline

Open intake.

Projects to be carried out between April 1 and March 31 of every year. Single year projects must either fall between that timeline. Potential for 12+ months for larger projects.

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