CRIAQ is a unique model for collaborative research conducted by companies of all sizes, with involvement from universities and research centres.

The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ) is a non-profit organization created in 2002 with the financial support of the Government of Quebec. 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.


Collaborative research

Conducting targeted, industry-driven collaborative research projects.


Creating novel processes and concepts applicable to future aerospace industry components and products, placing particular emphasis on the protection of intellectual property.

Training of highly qualified personnel

Enhancing the technical and professional skills of tomorrow’s aerospace researchers.


Increasing the visibility of the challenges inherent to design and research in the field of aerospace among the scientific community and students.

National and international collaborations

Undertaking international collaborative research projects through participation in Canadian, US, European and other international programs.

Find a program suited to your needs

From exploring technology to maturing technology, CRIAQ has a program suited to your ambitions.