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Funding programs

The goal of the CRIBIQ research program is to co-finance innovative collaborative research projects involving enterprises and public research institutes that share a common interest in the development of bio-based products. Funding of such projects by CRIBIQ is provided in the form of non-reimbursable financial contributions granted by Quebec’s Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI).


98th Call for Projects - SPO-Industrial Bioproducts & Environment II

In order to position itself as a key player in the preservation of the environment, the province of Quebec must invest in academic research on the various sectors of the biobased economy. Two of those important sectors are the industrial bioproducts sector and the environment sector.

The industrial bioproducts sector includes bioenergy (liquid, solid, and gaseous biofuels), materials, and biobased chemicals. As for the environment sector, the CRIBIQ aims to set up projects related to bioremediation, effluent treatment, and waste recovery.

Within the framework of its 2022-2023 collaborative research program, the CRIBIQ is therefore pleased to launch its 98th call for projects for the PSO-Industrial Bioproducts & Environment program. This call is part of the Support Program for Research and Innovation Organizations (SPO) of the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy of Quebec (MEIE).

IMPORTANT! The Letter of intent is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended in order to benefit from personalized support throughout the whole application process.

You can contact Mr. Jean Philippe Chenel directly to validate the eligibility of your project as well as to obtain the documents to fill your Full Application.

The deadline for submitting your Letter of intent is November 24, 2022.

The deadline for submitting your Full Application is January 17, 2023.


97th Call for Projects - SPO-Bio Food

The agri-food sector is one of the key sectors of the Quebec economy. Indeed, it contributes to the food security and sovereignty as well as to the economic and environmental health of the province. The CRIBIQ is proud to contribute to the propulsion of this sector by launching a new call for projects dedicated to the agri-food sector. This call is part of the support program for research and innovation organizations (SPO) set up by the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy of Quebec (MEIE).

The PSO-Bio Food call for projects is aimed at companies and research centers wishing to develop collaborative research projects in the agri-food field, particularly in the areas of plant production, animal production, food processing, health foods, and functional bio-ingredients.

The deadline for submitting your Letter of Intent is November 24, 2022.

The deadline for submitting your Full Application is January 17, 2023.


95th Call for Projects - INNOV-R

By 2030, Quebec is committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 37.5% compared to the GHG emitted in 1990. To meet this environmental priority, and as part of its collaborative research program 2022-2023, CRIBIQ announces today the launch of its 95th call for projects, the INNOV-R program, dedicated to the sectors of the biosourced economy concerned by the reduction of GHG in Quebec.

This program is part of the Quebec government's Plan for a Green Economy (PEV 2030) and aims at the emergence of innovative collaborative projects in strategic economic sectors to allow the province to progress and reach its GHG reduction targets faster and more efficiently.

CRIBIQ will offer its support to the economic sectors already served by the organization:

  • Industrial Bioproducts
  • Environment
  • Agri-food

The deadline to submit your project is December 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

 94th Call for projects - PARTENAR-IA | ACADÉMIQUE

The strength of Quebec's artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem is no coincidence. Indeed, thanks to its leadership and breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence, the province is favourably positioned at the heart of this great industrial revolution.

By working closely with the industry, Quebec's public research institutes (QPRIs) are actively participating in the development of innovation in artificial intelligence. Thus, in addition to offering organizations and researchers know-how and access to costly and not easily accessible cutting-edge infrastructures, QPRIs mobilize their expertise to ensure that all sectors of the biobased economy benefit from the sharing of this knowledge. 

It is thus within the framework of the Call for innovation projects in artificial intelligence launched by the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI) that CRIBIQ will support, through its PARTENAR-IA | ACADÉMIQUE program, the research institutes of Quebec in collaboration with the companies during the various stages of assembly and realization of their innovative projects in AI, by pursuing the following objectives:

  • Improve the competitiveness of companies through the adoption of AI;
  • Encourage collaborations between companies (of all sizes, including startups), as well as with research and innovation institutions to accelerate the integration of artificial intelligence technologies in the business community and, by extension, in the society;
  • Support structuring projects aiming at the massive adoption of AI in one or more sectors of the economy;
  • Support the realization of projects leading to significant and immediate economic benefits;
  • Ensure the development and consolidation of innovation efforts in the field of AI;
  • Contribute to the positioning of Quebec as a leader in the development of AI.

The deadline for submitting your Letter of Intent including the Calculation Grid is October 13, 2022.

The deadline for submitting your Full Application is November 21, 2022.



99th Call for projects — Supporting Industrial Innovations for the Transition towards a Circular Economy (SI2TEC)

Every year, the world population consumes the equivalent of the resources that would be produced by 1.7 planet Earths. Based on the extraction of natural resources as well as on the production, distribution, consumption, and disposal of goods as waste, this linear model is no longer sustainable. In fact, many of our resources exist in limited quantities and do not renew themselves fast enough to support the pace of economic growth.

This is why the sectoral industrial research clusters (RSRIs) representing industries in the biobased economy (CRIBIQ), metal transformation (CRITM), aluminum processing (CQRDA), advanced materials (PRIMA Québec), as well as in the electrical, transportation electrification, and intelligent transportation industries (InnovÉÉ), are joining forces to inaugurate the Supporting Industrial Innovations for the Transition towards a Circular Economy (SI2TEC) program.

Targeting Quebec SMEs, this financing program intends to foster the emergence of innovative, collaborative projects through one of the key strategies of the so-called circular economy, which is industrial symbiosis.

The deadline to submit your Letter of Intent to the contact person representing your industrial sector is December 15, 2022

The deadline for submitting your Full Application (coming soon) is February 16, 2023.


96th Call for projects — CRIBIQ-StartUP

Innovation is an essential lever for the growth and development of Quebec, both economically, socially, and environmentally. In order to be an integral part of the advanced societies and to open up to the world, Quebec must create and maintain a climate that is favourable to innovation in the research sector as well as in the entrepreneurship sector.

It is in this context that the CRIBIQ relaunches, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI), its CRIBIQ-StartUP financing program, in order to support young innovative companies with high growth potential working in the industrial sectors of the biosourced economy served by the consortium: Agri-food, Industrial Bioproducts, Environment and Artificial Intelligence.

This program will also call for additional contributions within the framework of the MEI's Startup QuébecMD program. The CRIBIQ thereby intends to support the Quebec startups working in the industrial sectors of the biosourced economy in their innovation process at a crucial moment of their development and to prepare them to commercialize their innovations.

The deadline to submit your project is January 16th, 2023, at 5:00 pm.