Tech-Access Canada is comprised of Technology Access Centres that serve the research and innovation needs of a specific regional economic cluster.
A Technology Access Centre (TAC) is a centre affiliated with a publicly-funded Canadian college applied research office.
Currently, there are 30TACs enabling Canadian innovation from coast to coast, from British Columbia to Prince Edward Island.
In 2010, NSERC launched its first Technology Access Centre (TAC) applied research funding competition.
A TAC is are local, accessible, and affordable. A TAC helps Canadian businesses advance their products, processes and services.