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Research program

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, Science and Innovation (MESI).

The specific goals of the CRIBIQ collaborative research support program are as follows:

  • TO ENRICH the innovation ecosystem in the bio-sourced sector of the Québec economy; 
  • TO SUPPORT partnered businesses in their research and innovation activities; 
  • TO GENERATE new know-how, new knowledge and technologies; 
  • TO SUPPORT collaborative innovation; 
  • TO DYNAMIZE interactions between public research institutions and industry; 
  • TO STIMULATE the transfer of technologies and knowledge to the industrial setting; 
  • TO VITALIZE the integration of innovation into Quebec businesses with low technological potential; 
  • TO IMPROVE the competitive positioning of participating businesses; 
  • TO ENSURE THE SHARING of the risks and direct economic benefits among the participating businesses; 
  • TO UTILIZE the advanced infrastructures available within Quebec public research institutions; 
  • TO CONTRIBUTE to the training of highly qualified personnel; 
  • TO STRENGTHEN the adoption of proprietary technologies by businesses.

Collaborative research: a mandatory criterion!

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.