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Program 2023-24 113th Call for projects

Artificial Intelligence Funding Program 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, by pursuing the following objectives:

  • Improve the competitiveness of companies through the adoption of AI;
  • Encourage collaborations between companies (of all sizes, including startups), as well as with research and innovation institutions to accelerate the integration of artificial intelligence technologies in the business community and, by extension, in the society;
  • Support structuring projects aiming at the massive adoption of AI in one or more sectors of the bioeconomy;
  • Support the realization of projects leading to significant and immediate economic benefits;
  • Ensure the development and consolidation of innovation efforts in the field of AI;
  • Contribute to the positioning of Quebec as a leader in the development of AI.

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, 2023.

To validate the eligibility of your projects in order to obtain the forms required for the submission of the Full Application, we invite you to send the Letter of intent and the Calculation grid to:

Marianne Aubertin, Innovation Counselor – Industrial Bioproducts and Environment sectors

418 914-1608 ext. 216


Laila Ben Said, Innovation Counselor – Biofood sector

418 914-1608 ext. 214



  • Submission of the letter of intent
    12th November 2023
  • Submission of the full application form
    10th January 2024
  • Fiscal year

Contact person

Marianne Aubertin

Ms. Marianne Aubertin

Innovation Advisor
418 914-1608 216