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Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) supports small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada build their technology and innovation capabilities. Our Industrial Technology Advisors work with small and medium-sized enterprises on-site to assess your needs and design solutions which can be tailored to your business.

NRC IRAP offers you direct technical assistance, access to the latest technological advances, expertise, facilities and resources. NRC IRAP may also provide cost-shared financing of innovative technical projects to qualified firms.

Forty-seven Industrial Technology Advisors work in NRC IRAP Prairies. They manage assigned areas and serve as sector specialists. Expertise spans a range of key industrial sectors and technologies such as:

  • Advanced Chemistry and Materials
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Food and Agricultural sciences
  • Health-care and Pharmaceuticals
  • Information Technology, Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Transportation

In the Prairies Region, NRC IRAP works closely with a number of organizations such as

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