Call for projects

Maturing-Innovation Program


This call is closed.

Stay tuned for upcoming calls and initiatives from CRIAQ.

This project call is aimed at Quebec SMEs to support technology demonstration projects. Stemming from the Quebec Aerospace Strategy, this special five-year call (started in 2017) aims to:

  • Demonstrate technology in a representative environment. 
  • Increase SME leadership in innovation projects. 
  • Integrating SMEs into the innovation network. 


The collaborative research partnership must include at least:  

  • The project must be led by an SME. 
  • Two industry partners (including the SME). 
  • A university, a College Centres for the Transfer of Technologies (CCTT) or a Quebec public research centre (CRP). 
  • Technological maturity level: (NMT) TRL 6 completed at the end of the project. 
  • Selected research projects must be oriented towards SMEs (economy, employment). 
  • Project duration: 2 years. 


  • Project size: from $1M to a maximum of $3M*. 
  • The maximum financial assistance from MEI is 50%. 
  • Industrial or private partners must jointly contribute a minimum of 20% of the total monetary value of the project. 
  • Other public partners may co-finance the project if appropriate.   
  • Funding recipients are SMEs and research organizations in Quebec only. 

CRIAQ’s project portfolio team will help you prepare your budget with proven tools to pre-qualify and obtain financing. Funding for CRIAQ projects comes entirely from the Québec Aerospace Strategy of the Quebec government’s Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie (MEIE).

Communicate with the team

Clothilde Petitjean
Program Director