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Program 2021-22 74th Call for projects

Artificial Intelligence's funding program PARTENAR-IA | ACADEMIC


In the great industrial revolution of artificial intelligence (AI), Quebec is in a favorable position and the strength of its ecosystem is no accident.

In Quebec, several innovation centers in close collaboration with industry, research institutes and universities specialize in AI and can mobilize their expertise to benefit all sectors of the bioeconomy. These organizations provide businesses and researchers with know-how and access to cutting-edge infrastructure that is expensive and inaccessible.

Thus, CRIBIQ, within the framework of the Call for artificial intelligence innovation projects launched by the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI), through the PARTENAR-IA program | ACADÉMIQUE will support companies in collaboration with research centers in the various stages of setting up and carrying out their projects in artificial intelligence (AI), by pursuing the following objectives:

  • Improve the competitiveness of businesses through the adoption of AI;
  • Encourage collaborations between companies (of all sizes, including start-ups), as well as with the research and innovation communities to accelerate the integration of artificial intelligence technologies in business environments and, by the very fact, in society;
  • Support structuring projects aimed at the mass adoption of AI in one or more sectors of the economy;
  • 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.
  • The grant can reach $ 350,000, or up to 40% of eligible R&D expenditures.

Download the Applicant Guide PARTENAR-IA | ACADEMIC (Fr) for more information.

In order to validate the eligibility of your project and obtain the forms required to submit the detailed application, please contact Mr. Éric Mercier-Laporte, project manager at 418-914-1608 extension 211 or by email: eric.mercier-laporte@cribiq.qc.ca.



  • Submission of the letter of intent
    not applicable
  • Submission of the full application form
    15th July 2021
  • Fiscal year

Contact person

Jean-Philippe Chenel

Mr Jean-Philippe Chenel

Innovation and Business Development Advisor
418 914-1608 203