Quebec wants to take a leading role in the global effort to fight climate change and accelerate the transition to a prosperous, sustainable green economy. Quebec society has set the ambitious target of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20%, below 1990 levels.

The CCAP 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan, under the responsibility of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC), is Quebec’s main tool in the fight against climate change. One of the measures identified is support for collaborative industrial research.

To this end, the INNOV-R program, set up by seven Sectoral Industrial Research Clusters (SIRCs)—namely, CRIBIQ (the Quebec Consortium for Industrial Bioprocess Research and Innovation), INNOVÉÉ (Innovation in Electrical Energy), PROMPT (Information and Communication Technologies), PRIMA Quebec (Advanced Materials Research and Innovation Hub), CRITM (the Metal Transformation Research and Innovation Consortium), CQRDA (Quebec Centre for Aluminum Research and Development), and CRIAQ (the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec)—will allow for deploying the vital forces of Quebec’s research and innovation to better meet the challenge of reducing GHG emissions in Quebec and mobilize businesses, university researchers and college technology transfer centres (CTTCs) to create innovative technologies and practices right here in Quebec.

All of Quebec’s economic sectors are mobilized through the seven SIRCs to identify possible actions to reduce GHG emissions. Through their mandate, SIRCs foster knowledge transfer and the appropriation of innovative technologies by businesses.

The INNOV-R program is implemented through close collaboration between the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (MESI) and the MDDELCC Green Fund, and deployed by the SIRCs.


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