QRA Corp, an emerging design verification technology firm, has received funding of up to $749,068 from the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program.

The Halifax company builds solutions for manufacturers and engineers that analyze complex systems and requirements at crucial stages of development. Their products help engineers to devise better requirements and detect design errors early in the design process.

The funds will help support applications of Natural Language Processing to requirements authoring and analysis, QRA said in a release.

“This contribution will enable us to conduct high-risk, high-reward industrial research that vastly deepens our analysis of technical requirements documents.” said Jordan Kyriakidis, QRA Co-founder and CEO

The company has received up to $799,000 in total contributions to date from the NRC-IRAP. The latest funding will support R&D of a requirements quality analysis toolset for improving procurement processes and project development.

The announcement follows QRA’s recent sale to the Royal Canadian Air Force of related quality analysis software intended to improve requirements compliance and quality within the Department of National Defence.