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.
The terms of the financial support and the level at which CRIBIQ shall match industrial contributions will depend on the initial TECHNOLOGICAL READINESS LEVEL (TRL) of the project*.
Only projects at an initial TRL of 1 to 6 are admissible for CRIBIQ funding.
* ISO standard 16290: 2013 Space systems – Definition of technology readiness levels (TRLs) and their criteria of assessment; see also https://ito.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ito-oti.nsf/fra/00849.html
** Researchers are encouraged to maximize the lever of public contributions to the project by applying to federal or municipal granting programs (see Frequently Asked Questions for more information).
*** Businesses outside of Quebec are admissible as a second industrial partner. The amounts contributed by these businesses to Quebec public research institutions shall be given the same consideration as contributions from Quebec businesses.
**** This amount may be adjusted downward in accordance with the budget allotted by the ministry.
To obtain directly the required forms to file the detailed application, please contact Mr. Gilles Bussières, Innovation and Business Development Advisor - Bio-food sector, to validate the eligibility of your projects.
To obtain directly the required forms to file the detailed application, please contact Mr Anis Ben Amor, Innovation and Business Development Advisor - Industrial Biobased products & Environment, to validate the eligibility of your projects.