The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s premier organization for research and development.
NRC partners with Canadian industry to take research impacts from the lab to the marketplace, where people can experience the benefits. This market-driven focus delivers innovation faster, enhances people’s lives and addresses some of the world’s most pressing problems. We are responsive, creative and uniquely placed to partner with Canadian industry, to invest in strategic R&D programming that will address critical issues for our future.
Each year our scientists, engineers and business experts work closely with thousands of Canadian firms, helping them bring new technologies to market. We have the people, expertise, services, licensing opportunities, national facilities and global networks to support Canadian businesses.
In this section, you will find more information about how NRC is organized and governed, where we are located across Canada, and links to our corporate publications and financial statements.
NRC is a government of Canada organization. Our mandate is set out in the National Research Council Act.
To be the most effective research and technology organization in the world, stimulating sustainable domestic prosperity.
Working with clients and partners, we provide innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada’s current and future industrial and societal needs.
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
We provide innovation and funding services customized to your specific needs. Our goal? To help you accelerate the growth of your business through innovation and technology.