The Business Innovation Access Program (BIAP) is a Government of Canada pilot program that provides $20 million in funding to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them access business services or technical assistance at Canada’s learning institutions and publicly-funded research organizations to bring bigger and better innovations to market faster. Projects have to contribute to the development of a viable working linkage between the firm and the service provider. There are other considerations, including service provider capacity and available program funding.
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
Eligible projects for BIAP include short-term projects for which a business service or technical assistance would clearly demonstrate the potential to contribute to quicker commercialization of products or academic research.
Contact: National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program | 1-877-994-4727