One of the many key ingredients to the success of Valydate Inc. is the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program, which is more commonly referred to as IRAP. This program was valuable to Valydate in helping to build the company's business plan as well as providing connections to vital industry contacts.
The National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) is part of the government's innovation plan within Economic Action Plan 2012 to stimulate economic growth through innovation within small and medium sized enterprises in Canada, as highlighted by the Honourable Gary Goodyear. The offical press release can be found here.
The speech of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, PC, MP, Minister of State about Valydate can be read here.