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The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is well equipped to help businesses achieve cohesive, integrated and timely solutions to complex R&D problems for both Canadian and global markets. Each year our scientists, engineers and business experts work closely with thousands of Canadian firms, helping them bring new technologies to market.
Through research collaborations, community innovation, industry support and commercialization opportunities, Canadian firms benefit from our expertise, services, facilities and licensing opportunities while increasing their own innovation potential.
NRC offers a comprehensive suite of research, technology testing and business support services that cater to the specific needs of each client, enabling them to develop specialized solutions for their unique R&D needs.
NRC operates hundreds of state-of-the-art R&D facilities across the country; offering access to leading-edge technology, equipment, research and training programs. NRC provides its business partners with the opportunity to develop innovative ideas in a low-risk manner while reducing start-up costs and quickly bringing products to market.
NRC currently offers numerous technology licensing opportunities for businesses and industry.
NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) Supports Innovative Canadian SMEs: Grow stronger, grow faster, grow bigger through technology.
NRC plays a leading role in providing Canada with strategic S&T information, intelligence and connections to centres of advanced S&T around the world.
NRC offers companies the chance to co-locate at world-class NRC research space located across the country. Known as Industry Partnership Facilities (IPFs), these facilities offer unique services to innovative technology-driven companies.