On April 29, 2022, as part of the Quebec Aerospace Strategy (QAS) Horizon 2026, the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation announced that the Quebec government was providing more than $85 million to support three initiatives in the aerospace sector.

It is in this context that CRIAQ is proud to announce the launch of three new calls for projects to carry out pre-competitive research projects in partnership as well as large-scale technological demonstrators and to promote the integration of SMEs in international networks.

C’est dans ce contexte que le CRIAQ est fier d’annoncer le lancement de trois nouveaux appels à projets pour réaliser des projets de recherche précompétitive en partenariat ainsi que des démonstrateurs technologiques de grande envergure et pour favoriser l’intégration des PME dans les réseaux internationaux.


Exploration Express

The purpose of this call for projects, which is open to all, is to enable the rapid development and adoption of technologies. This would allow the Quebec aerospace industry to fully benefit from the recovery of the global demand for new aerospace products and to meet the objectives of the SQA Horizon 2026 which ends at the turn of 2024. This call for projects is complementary to other initiatives led by CRIAQ, notably Exploration Innovation.

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Maturing SMEs on the international market

This call, open to all, is a complementary tool to CRIAQ's Maturing Innovation calls, in order to enable the development and commercialization of technologies by SMEs in international partnership.

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Large-scale demonstration

This call for projects is open to all Quebec companies with internal research and development or production activities in Quebec. It aims to support the financing of large-scale technological demonstrators in aerospace that generate positive impacts in Quebec.

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Funded by the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI), CRIAQ’s Exploring Technology program involves pre-competitive research projects at a technology readiness level (TRL) generally ranging from 2 to 5, geared toward exploring technology and training through research.


Projects in the Exploring Technology program explore the potential of emerging technologies to generate new application ideas and/or validate technology components through applied research. These projects are proposed and framed by the industry and then helmed by researchers.

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This program aims to increase international university-industry research collaborations, to increase the visibility of Quebec researchers and their institutions on a national and international scale, and to foster the development, around R&D projects, of researchers capable of occupying a competitive position in the niches of the future for Quebec.

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This call for special projects aims to explore the potential of emerging technologies related to the use of artificial intelligence in order to develop new applications and/or validate technological elements. It offers funding for applied research projects proposed and supervised by industry and conducted by researchers.

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The 4th call for multi-sectoral Innov-R projects is launched on October 28th, 2021 to gather the largest number of collaborative R&D projects. CRIAQ is awaiting your application for your aerospace project having an impact on the reduction of GHG emissions!

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Financed by the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI), Maturing Technology program projects are industry-led and focus on technology at an initial technology readiness level (TRL) of at least 4.


Dirigés par l’industrie, les projets du programme Maturation Innovation du CRIAQ visent à valider ou démontrer le potentiel d’une nouvelle technologie à résoudre une problématique particulière pour le secteur aérospatial ou à effectuer la démonstration de cette technologie en environnement industriel ou représentatif.

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To support projects aimed at SME contribution to the global innovation network, the Canadian and international programs and partnerships branch of the Science and Innovation sector has partnered with CRIAQ, as part of the Quebec Aerospace Strategy 2016-2026 of the Ministry of Economy.

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This program aims for the transfer and adoption of AI solutions to user companies through a product, process, or service research and development project, in partnership with an academic research partner, in order to improve their competitiveness.

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The objective of the program is to support technology demonstration projects for SMEs. The projects submitted under this program must therefore aim at the following objectives: demonstrating technologies in a representative environment, increasing SME leadership on innovation projects, and integrating SMEs into the innovation network. This special five-year program (starting in 2017) is part of the Quebec Aerospace Strategy.

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The Ministry of Economy and Innovation has announced the launch of a call for large-scale innovation projects in artificial intelligence: collaborative industrial research and support for entrepreneurship. This component 3 offers financing of up to $1.5M and is intended for business groups comprising a minimum of two Quebec companies. Eligible projects are structuring projects that demonstrate the potential for significant short-term benefits.

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The Program focuses on supporting international cooperation falling under the category of applied research (including industrial research, experimental development or the combination of the two) through the support of joint projects of Czech enterprises and organisations for research and knowledge dissemination with the expected support of foreign technology and innovation agencies or other similar institutions.

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CRIAQ is organizing a third call for project ideas on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) technologies in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Transport Canada (TC). This program aims to identify innovative technology ideas and collect scientific data that will support the development of regulations, test methods and certification methods of compliance that will enable the safe operations of RPAS (also known as UAV or UAS) in Canada.

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CRIAQ’s Supporting Innovation services are part of a desire to maximize the impact of support programs for aerospace SMEs and start-ups and their integration into the network.


CRIAQ's partnership with NRC-IRAP aims to help aerospace SMEs face the operational, commercial, financial and competitive technological challenges they face nationally and globally. It is part of a commitment to optimize the impact of support programs for aerospace SMEs, which play an important role in this industry that generates employment and wealth for Canada.

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CRIAQ's Start-up Grant is targeted to Quebec-based start-up companies active in the aerospace sector. CRIAQ will award, on a competitive basis, 2 grants of $10,000 per year to support the technological development of 2 Start-Up companies, in a perspective where the funding contributes to increase the linkage of the product or service development with potential users and customers.

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CRIAQ actively participates in the training of students, the highly qualified personnel of tomorrow, notably through the attribution of financial support for internships and student competitions. Each year, several teams of students enrolled in Quebec engineering schools participate in various competitions that are generally under the aegis of technical companies. CRIAQ wishes to support, through a sponsorship program, students who must develop prototypes to participate in these competitions directly related to aerospace.

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CRIAQ aims to stimulate diversity, creativity, talent development and the emergence of innovative people and technological entrepreneurs. The Consortium wishes to launch a new initiative, namely the creation of an annual scholarship program in the amount of $ 10,000, specifically dedicated to encouraging the next generation of women to choose university studies in aerospace. This program will allow three scholarships to be awarded.

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