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The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) helps small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada build their capability in technology and innovation. Our Industrial Technology Advisors work with you on-site to assess your company's needs and design solutions tailored to your business.

NRC IRAP offers you direct technical assistance, access to the latest technological advances, expertise, facilities, and resources, as well as cost-shared financing of innovative technical projects.

In Québec, the program is carried out by some fifty Industrial Technology Advisors. These ITAs cover areas around Montréal and Québec City as well as other key regions in the province such as: Gatineau, Saguenay, Rimouski, Rouyn-Noranda, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, and Victoriaville. No matter the location, whether big city of small town, professional ITAs are available to meet client needs. Their expertise covers the wide range of key technologies and industrial sectors found in Québec, including those related to communications, environment and manufacturing.

In Quebec, NRC IRAP works closely with a number of organizations:

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