Support for SMEs

We help small businesses and start-ups navigate the low-carbon transition.

We help small and medium-sized Canadian businesses measure and reduce emissions, and identify new opportunities and lines of business. 

We help start-ups test, validate, measure, de-risk and scale their products and services.



The Low Carbon Readiness Program 

Is your company an existing NRC IRAP client? 

Eligible small and medium-sized businesses can receive up to 120 hours of consultancy services on energy, carbon and sustainability at no cost. What we offer:

  • Carbon emissions evaluations

    • Understand your business’s carbon emissions.
    • Prepare for reporting.
  • Technology proof-of-concept and data integration

    • Explore new products, processes and software tools.
    • Set up monitoring, analysis and visualization systems.
  • Advice on leveraging the carbon economy

    • Better understand how your company can leverage carbon financial mechanisms and crediting systems within Canada.
  • Custom recommendations

    • Unique solutions based on your business’s carbon or energy goals.

      Qualifying Companies

      If your company is part of the National Research Council’s Industry Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), you may qualify for free support.

      Contact Us

      To learn more, email our Manager of SME Solutions, Shefaza Esmail at shefaza.esmail [at] (shefaza[dot]esmail[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)

      Offered by the Centre for Climate Change Management (CCCM) and the Energy, Power and Innovation Centre (EPIC) with support from the National Research Council’s Industry Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).