Why work with a TAC?
A TAC is your scientific troubleshooter. TACs offer businesses different ways to collaboratively access state-of-the-art facilities and multidisciplinary teams of experts that can turn innovative ideas into market-ready products. Companies retain all the IP and TACs can help de-risk the company’s investment in the research by accessing government funding programs. TACs are trustworthy and reliable partners that generate positive productivity and innovation results.
What is a TAC?
A TAC is your trusted applied R&D partner. A Technology Access Centre (TAC) is a specialized R&D centre affiliated with a college that provides Canadian businesses, particularly SMEs, with applied research and innovation services to produce new prototypes, scale-up manufacturing, solve unique business challenges, and provide customized training on the latest equipment and emerging technologies.
Do You Have an Innovative Idea?
Need Help Scaling Up Your Production?
Tech-Access Canada’s Interactive Visits Program provides eligible clients of NRC-IRAP with up to 20 hours of access to the equipment, facilities, and expertise of a TAC to solve a business or technical challenge.
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TACs make the R&D process easy and efficient for entrepreneurs and innovators to navigate. Most applied research projects are completed in 6-12 months. Team members understand confidentiality and sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to ensure that businesses retain all of their trade secrets and intellectual property.