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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