Quebec wants to show real leadership and contribute to the global effort to fight climate change, and accelerate its transition to a green, prosperous and sustainable economy. Quebec society has set itself the ambitious target of a 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, below the 1990 level.

The 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan (PACC 2013-2020) of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change Control (MDDELCC) is Quebec’s main tool in the fight against climate change. One of the measures identified is to support industrial research in collaborative mode.

To this end, the INNOV-R program, set up by seven sectoral industrial research groups (RSRI) (Consortium for Research and Innovation in Industrial Bioprocesses in Quebec (CRIBIQ), Electrification of Transportation, Energy (INNOVATED), Information and Communication Technologies (PROMPT), Advanced Materials Research and Innovation Centre (PRIMA Quebec), Research and Innovation Consortium in Metal Processing (CRITM), the Quebec Aluminium Research and Development Centre (CQRDA) and Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aeronautics in Quebec (CRIAQ)), will deploy the driving forces of Quebec research and innovation to better meet the challenge of reducing GHG emissions in Quebec and mobilize companies, university researchers and college technology transfer centres (CCTT) to create innovative technologies and practices here in Quebec.

All of Quebec’s economic sectors are mobilized through the seven RSRIs to identify possible actions to reduce GHG emissions. By virtue of their mandate, RSRIs promote the transfer of knowledge and the appropriation of innovation by companies.
The INNOV-R program is implemented through close collaboration between the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation (MESI) and the MDDELCC Green Fund, and deployed by the RSRIs.

Today, June 22, 2018, marks the official launch of the first call for INNOV-R projects. You have until September 21, 2018 to submit your projects.

As of now, we invite you to visit the innov-r.org website to obtain all the useful information about the call for projects and to identify the RSRI concerned by your innovation.