Program details

The CRIAQ Start-up Grant is targeted for Quebec start-ups active in the aerospace sector.

Through a competitive process, CRIAQ will award two $10,000 grants per year in support of the technological development of two start-ups, under the rationale that this funding will help to bring the development of the product or service into alignment with potential users and customers.


Project submission and approval process

To be eligible for this grant, the company must be a start-up in and at least a portion of its activities must be geared toward the aerospace industry (products, services, solutions) and must be a good standing member of CRIAQ or must commit to become one before the grant is awarded.

Elements to be considered will include the following:

  • Date of incorporation within the last two years
  • Number of employees (fewer than ten)
  • Participation in a recognized incubator or accelerator
  • Etc.

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following four (4) criteria:

  • Novelty of the product or service
  • Technical feasibility
  • Aerospace business opportunity potential
  • Quality of the team

It is also important to note that applications from companies stemming from a CRIAQ research project will be evaluated positively.


Application and additional information

The form below must be completed and submitted no later than January 22, 2021. The evaluation will be completed by February 5, 2021.

Recipients must be available between February 16-19, 2021 for the announcement to be made at the CRIAQ RDV Forum.