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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).


113th call for projects – PARTENAR-IA | Collaborative Industrial Research

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 bioeconomy 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, Innovation and Energy (MEIE) that CRIBIQ will support, through its PARTENAR-IA | Collaborative Industrial Research program, the public research institutes of Quebec working in collaboration with the companies during the various stages of assembly and realization of their innovative AI projects.

Download the 2023-2024 Applicant's guide.

The deadline for submitting the Letter of intent and the Calculation grid is November 12, 2023.

The deadline for submitting the Full Application is January 10, 2024.

112th 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.

Download the 2023-2024 Applicant's guide.

To validate the eligibility of your project as well as to obtain the forms required for the submission of the Full Application, contact Marianne Aubertin, Innovation Counselor.

The deadline for submitting the Letter of intent as well as the Calculation grid is November 12, 2023.

The deadline for submitting the Full Application is January 29, 2024.


111th call for projects – CRIBIQ-StartUP II

Innovation is an essential lever for the growth and development of Quebec, in economic, social and environmental terms. To be an integral part of advanced societies and open up to the world, Quebec must create and maintain a climate that is favourable to innovation in both the research and entrepreneurial sectors.

It is in this context that the CRIBIQ, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy (MEIE), is relaunching its CRIBIQ-StartUP funding program, with the aim of supporting young innovative businesses with high growth potential operating in the industrial sectors of the bioeconomy: Bio-food, Industrial bioproducts and Environment.

The CRIBIQ hopes to support Quebec startups in the industrial sectors of the bioeconomy in their innovation efforts at a crucial time in their development, and to prepare them to bring their innovations to market.

Download the 2023-2024 Applicant's guide.

Contact Soukaina El Khayaty to obtain the forms required for the submission of your Full Application.

Submit your Letter of Intent by November 15, 2023.

Submit your Full Application by December 18, 2023.

110th call for projects – Bringing Circularity to Life in the Bioeconomy: From Envisioning to Planning

As part of the Supporting Industrial Innovations for the Transition towards a Circular Economy (SI2TEC) program deployed in November 2022, the CRIBIQ is launching a call for projects under the title "Bringing Circularity to Life in the Bioeconomy: From Envisioning to Planning", which aims to support industrial feasibility studies as well as the planning of structuring circular economy projects for the benefit of an industrial sector, a sector of activity, a territory or a community linked to the bioeconomy in Quebec.

The CRIBIQ is therefore seeking applications for feasibility studies.

Financial support:

The financial support provided consists of a grant of up to 50% of eligible expenses, up to a maximal amount of $50,000 per study.

Download the 2023-2024 Applicant's Guide.

Contact Claude Côté to obtain the forms required for the submission of your Full Application.

Submit your Full Application by December 15, 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.


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