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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).


108th call for projects – INNOV-R

By 2030, Quebec is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 37.5% compared to 1990 levels. To meet this environmental priority, and as part of its 2023-2024 collaborative research program, CRIBIQ today announced the launch of its new call for projects for the INNOV-R program, dedicated to the bioeconomy sectors concerned by GHG reduction in Quebec.

This program, which is part of the Quebec government's Plan for a Green Economy (PEV 2030), is aimed at the emergence of innovative collaborative projects in strategic economic sectors to enable the province to move forward and reach its GHG reduction targets more quickly and effectively.

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

  • Agri-food
  • Industrial bioproducts
  • Environment

Download the 2023-2024 Applicants' Guide or visit the RSRI website.

To validate the eligibility of your project, obtain the forms required to submit the Full Application, and obtain the GHG emission reduction calculation form, contact Jean Philippe Chenel, Director of Innovation.

The deadline for the GHG emissions reduction calculation is October 20, 2023.

The deadline for submitting your Full Application is October 27, 2023.


107th call for projects – CRIBIQ-Propulsion

The goal of the CRIBIQ-Propulsion program is to provide additional financial support to companies in the pre-commercialization or commercialization phase of innovations that have previously benefited, directly or indirectly, from financial support within the framework of one of the public or private programs managed or having been managed by CRIBIQ, namely:

  • Collaborative research programs (SPO-Biofood; SPO-Industrial Bioproducts & Environment; SPO-International; Partenar-IA | ACADÉMIQUE; INNOV-R)
  • Corporate financing programs (Partenar-IA | Entreprises; BTM-Propulsion; CRIBIQ-StartUP)

The program will support the organizations during the realization of their project's different phases of pre-commercialization or commercialization, such as:

  • The implementation of marketing strategies;
  • The demonstration of an innovation in real context;
  • Validation of target markets;
  • Approval of developed products;
  • Consolidation of the intellectual property portfolio; and/or
  • The realization of sales.

Download the 2023-2024 Applicant's Guide.

Contact Daniela Bernic to obtain the forms required for the submission of your Full Application.

Submit your Full Application by March 31, 2024.

105th call for projects – PARTENAR-IA | Entreprises


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.

Given the importance of the bioeconomy to Quebec's prosperity, research and innovation involve a lot of major stakes for a wide range of scientific research disciplines and specialties. To this end, solid support for scientific and technological progress in fields associated with the artificial intelligence sector is essential if Quebec is to overcome the challenge of developing a sustainable and competitive economy.

This call for projects is part of Investissement Québec's Innovation Program and is aimed at Québec businesses (primarily SMBs) with collaborative AI research projects with other SMBs (or startups), but also with ≥ one public research institute (PRIQ), either a university, a college centre for technology transfert (CCTT) or other government research centres.

The goal is to carry out an innovation project with a purpose of developing, commercializing or adopting AI technologies in the industrial sectors of the bioeconomy.

Download the 2023-2024 Applicant's Guide.

Contact Daniela Bernic to obtain the forms required for the submission of your Full Application.

Submit your Full Application by October 13, 2023.

100th call for projects – BTM-Propulsion

Marine biotechnology is a key avenue to modernize and ensure the sustainability of the fishing and aquaculture industry as well as to find alternative solutions to the burial of marine waste. The development of marine biotechnologies in Quebec is one of the objectives of the St. Lawrence Advantage vision, which aims to provide maritime communities with promising and sustainable development opportunities. The program provides financial assistance to projects for the development and commercialization of innovative products derived from the valorization of aquatic resources and marine co-products that result from the use of biotechnologies in order to create a perennial, inclusive, market-oriented sector that is globally recognized as a model for the valorization and sustainable commercialization of marine resources.

It is in this context that the CRIBIQ is launching, in collaboration with the direction of the maritime strategy's secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility of Quebec, a new call for project proposals within the framework of the BTM-Propulsion program, in order to pursue the initiative of financially supporting the companies who work in the field of marine biotechnologies in Quebec.

Download the 2023-2024 Applicant's Guide.

Contact Daniela Bernic to obtain the forms required for the Full Application.

Submit your Letter of intent by August 1st, 2023.

Submit your Full Application by September 20, 2023.


CRIBIQ-BIOnext *depleted funds*

Innovate with confidence thanks to our new support offer for industrial companies!

Our new CRIBIQ-BIOnext program aims to accompany our industrial members during the valorization fo their innovations as well as to offer them support during all the crucial stages of pre-commercialization/commercialization of their technologies in the industrial sectors of the bioeconomy.

To know everything about our CRIBIQ-BIOnext program and the eligibility of the required services, we invite you to consult the dedicated brochure.

For any additional information or to submit your service request, please join us at cribiq-bionext@cribiq.qc.ca