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!

Details of the program

In November 2020, the Quebec government announced its Plan for a Green Economy 2030. With its framework policy for electrification and the fight against climate change, the government wants to make the fight against climate change a major lever for economic development and international influence. To this end, it will rely on the electrification of the economy, on the development of other renewable energy resources, and on the emergence of economic sectors of the future that create quality jobs. The Innov-R program is part of this vast initiative and aims to develop innovative collaborative projects that will enable Quebec to more quickly achieve its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction objectives.

The Innov-R program is financed by the Fonds d’électrification et de changements climatiques (FECC) and the funds are administered by the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI). The purpose of the program is to enable collaborative research projects with a high potential for reducing GHGs in Québec, the benefits of which will help Québec achieve its medium- and long-term reduction objectives and targets, particularly for 2030, which is set at 37.5% below 1990 levels.

The Innov-R program is deployed by the Regroupements sectoriels de recherche industrielle (RSRI), which have been designated by the Quebec government to act as intermediation and funding organizations for collaborative research. Through their mandate, they promote the transfer of knowledge and the appropriation of innovation by businesses in various key sectors of the economy.

Eligible Projects

Projects eligible for the INNOV-R program must demonstrate a strong potential to reduce GHG emissions in Quebec.

Projects must involve at least one company established in Quebec and carrying out internal production or research and development activities, and at least one Quebec public research institute (university, college technology transfer centre or public research centre established in Quebec). Other partners such as NPOs, Crown corporations, public agencies, municipalities, companies outside Quebec and others may also be involved in the project. The principal applicant must be affiliated with an IRPQ. Companies listed in the Register of Companies Not Eligible for Public Contracts (RENA) and those that have defaulted on their obligations to the Government of Quebec are not eligible.

Under the INNOV-R program, only projects with a technological readiness level (TRL) of 1 to 6 are eligible. To determine the starting TRL of your project, you can contact Mohammed Boutouba, CRIAQ project manager, directly.

As of now, we invite you to consult the innov-r.org website in order to obtain all useful information about the call for projects and to consult the applicant’s guide by clicking on the button below.

Download the applicant's guide (French only)