Program details

CRIAQ is launching the CRIAQ Start-up Grant, 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.

We are also pleased to announce that one of our partners, Fasken, has joined our initiative by enhancing the contest. Indeed, the winners will also benefit from a free access to the Start-Up Program for one year, worth $12,000. This program will give access to the ViaFasken platform, a platform that offers support and services to entrepreneurs: corporate audit, access to the contract generator, two hours of consultation per month (payable only if the company raises at least 250,000 in financing).

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).

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.

Les propositions seront évaluées en fonction des 4 critères suivants:

  1. Novelty of the product or service
  2. Technical feasibility,
  3. Aerospace business opportunity potential
  4. 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 by March 10, 2022 via email to Results will be announced at the end of March. The announcement of the recipients will be made via a short animation capsule, prepared by CRIAQ, which will be broadcasted on social networks and CRIAQ’s communication media.