NRC-IRAPIndustrial Research Assistance Program    Presented by Craig Wardlaw, P.Eng.      Turning Brown into Green        ...
IRAP Quick Facts• Program of the National Research Council, reporting to  Industry Canada• >60 years in business, oldest f...
What does IRAP do?Supporting innovative Canadian SMEs growstronger, grow faster, grow bigger, throughtechnology Customize...
What sort of financial support                                                       do we give?   Contributions to firms...
IRAP supports all sectors of the                             economyTotal Expenditures by Industry Sector in 2007-2008 ($ ...
Outlook for 2011/12                                  Fiscal Year• Federal government has stated that stimulus funding is o...
Contact usCraig Wardlaw (Oakville)   905-849-3796Toll-free number:          1-877-994-4727Web                        http:...
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ONEIA IRAP Presentation

  1. 1. NRC-IRAPIndustrial Research Assistance Program Presented by Craig Wardlaw, P.Eng. Turning Brown into Green Mar 3 2011
  2. 2. IRAP Quick Facts• Program of the National Research Council, reporting to Industry Canada• >60 years in business, oldest funding program in the G8• Approximately 250 Industrial Technology Advisors serving more than 10,000 companies• Normal annual funding budget of ~$85M nationally; ~$27M for Ontario• For 2009 and 2010 IRAP budget doubled as part of the federal stimulus package• For 2009 and 2010 IRAP received approx. $25M of provincial stimulus funds 2
  3. 3. What does IRAP do?Supporting innovative Canadian SMEs growstronger, grow faster, grow bigger, throughtechnology Customized technical and business advisory services to firms to support and enhance their innovative R&D projects in S&T. Networking opportunities and linkages to many other organizations to meet firms developmental needs. Competitive Technical Intelligence (CTI). Financial assistance specifically towards specialized labour costs and clients typically co- invest at least 25% of the total project costs. 3
  4. 4. What sort of financial support do we give? Contributions to firms for R&D projects Small projects for business improvement or R&D (up to $50k contribution) Contributions to organizations (innovation collaborators) Youth Employment Program (YEP) Support labour costs only All funding is non-repayable 4
  5. 5. IRAP supports all sectors of the economyTotal Expenditures by Industry Sector in 2007-2008 ($ in Ms) 5
  6. 6. Outlook for 2011/12 Fiscal Year• Federal government has stated that stimulus funding is over and no new spending will be approved• IRAP has requested an increase in budget for projects but given the above it seems unlikely that this will be approved• Expect IRAP to have limited funds for 2011/12: – smaller project amounts – fewer project approvals – funding likely to be allocated quickly once the fiscal year begins• Advisors will work harder on the “value-added” activities for firms
  7. 7. Contact usCraig Wardlaw (Oakville) 905-849-3796Toll-free number: 1-877-994-4727Web http://irap-pari.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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