The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ) and MITACS have renewed their strategic partnership for a period of 3 years. 

This partnership aims to facilitate the funding process of collaborative R&D projects to accelerate the transfer of knowledge and technologies, and to promote the involvement of students in CRIAQ projects, led by academic and industrial partners.  

This agreement is in place to facilitate the evaluation, co-funding and follow-up process of projects funded by CRIAQ and MITACS. 

“We are delighted with this renewed partnership with MITACS, which is in line with our long-standing relationship to conduct collaborative projects that contribute to the training of the next generation of Quebec and Canadian innovators,” says Alain Aubertin, CEO of CRIAQ. 


A historic pioneer in the Canadian artificial intelligence ecosystem, MITACS has been creating strong research collaborations between the private and post-secondary sectors for 20 years. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, MITACS enables Canadian companies to explore cutting-edge artificial intelligence and provides a critical talent pool to maintain Canada’s leadership role. 

About CRIAQ  

The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ) is a non-profit organization (NPO) created in 2002 with the financial support of the Quebec government. Its mission is to increase the competitiveness of the aerospace industry by stimulating business innovation through collaborative R&D. Its role is to bring together ecosystems and develop a new generation of innovators to strengthen Quebec’s technological leadership in cutting-edge aerospace applications: digital aviation, future air mobility and sustainable aerospace.