The Office of Industrial Assistance facilitates industrial access to a variety of Marine Institute expertise and facilities as well as innovative project funding. The office is jointly supported by the Marine Institute (MI) and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). The Office provides a link to a technological expertise network across Canada and abroad. The office facilitates access for clients to the specialized facilities and the technological expertise that exists at the Marine Institute and at Memorial University. In addition through the Office of Industrial Assistance clients can access additional specialized facilities and other sources of knowledge available at the National Research Council of Canada. A teamwork approach to providing client services is one of the fundamental operating principles of the Office of Industrial Assistance.

A partial list of services offered by the Office of Industrial Assistance include: