The projects must be carried out in collaboration between participating industrial partners and research institutes who must together identify the technological challenges that meet everyone’s needs. The collaborative research must thereby allow the development of synergy and a mutually beneficial relationship between the partners, combining knowledge, know-how, resources, raw materials, logistical means and techno-economic analyses in order to generate new technologies, processes, products or services. In addition, the participating enterprises must share equitably the associated risks and the direct economic benefits accruing from the project. “Direct economic benefit” refers to all wealth generated by the project in its commercialisation or implementation phase.
Innovation is an important driver of economic growth in Quebec. In order to remain in the group of advanced societies and open up to the world, Quebec must create a climate conducive to innovation in both the research sector and the entrepreneurial sector. It is in this context that the CRIBIQ launches a new financing program to support young innovative companies with high growth potential (startups). This call for projects aim to support the innovation projects of startups that are active in the three industrial sectors covered by CRIBIQ’s activities: Industrial Bioproducts, Environment and Bio-Food. This program will also make additional contributions to the Startup Quebec program of the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation (MEI).
You can download the CRIBIQ Startup Applicant Guide (in french only) for more information.
Download the letter of intention (in french only) for the 45th call for projects - Special call CRIBIQ Startup.
As part of the 45th call for projects, the letter of intention is strongly suggested, but not mandatory. You can communicate directly with Daniela Bernic to validate the eligibility of your projects and to obtain the required forms to submit the detailed application.