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We are stepping up our mobilization activities to stimulate the development of highly qualified personnel, technical training, skills development, and professions of the future to support the growth of innovative R&D projects. We encourage the emergence of start-ups, female talent, diversity, ambitious challenges and the involvement of a new multidisciplinary community to increase the potential for innovative solutions.See calls and initiatives
Faced with today’s and tomorrow’s challenges, we support you in putting forward your ideas for technological projects to accelerate developments aimed at meeting ambitious global carbon neutrality targets, the need for new air mobility products and services, and the rise of integrated digital aviation systems, while ensuring their acceptance by regulatory authorities and the public. CRIAQ positions your projects on the roadmap, giving them visibility both within the aerospace ecosystem and with other innovative sectors.
Whether the objective is to better understand the imperatives of technological transformation, or to analyze the environmental, economic, or societal context, the CRIAQ team, in collaboration with industrialists and public research members, reflects on and undertakes strategic analyses. These studies, marked by technological leadership and aerospace expertise, are designed to help you steer your collaborative R&D projects, while promoting cutting-edge research and skills development. This way, we work together to achieve significant technological aerospace breakthroughs.
We monitor the evolving requirements of regulatory authorities to ensure that your collaborative R&D projects meet current and future air mobility needs. CRIAQ is connected with national and international regulatory and supervisory authorities, to boost technological advances and take steps towards certification for safe and secure air mobility. We aim to support or facilitate our members’ R&D activities in civil aviation.
The rapid and sustained changes associated with technological transitions create an ongoing need for cutting-edge talent and a new generation of students representing the next generation of scientific and technological visionaries (Masters, PhD, post-doctorate).
To nurture this pool of emerging talent, CRIAQ develops and promotes a variety of programs, project calls and challenges involving a wide range of disciplines, while stimulating innovation and cutting-edge aerospace research.
The “CRIAQ Envol Start-Up” grants are aimed at Quebec start-ups active in the aerospace sector. CRIAQ awards, on a competitive basis, two $10,000 grants to support the technological development of two start-ups, where financing helps tie product or service development more closely to potential users and customers. Law firm Osler has joined the initiative by…
Acceleration-Innovation helps aerospace SMEs and start-ups face market challenges and strengthen their position in the supply chain through innovation. A personalized executive coaching service, the program is tailored to the specific needs of each company, enabling them to develop a more robust R&D strategy, as well as a business strategy that will enable them to seize new opportunities.
CRIAQ’s start-up grants target Quebec start-ups active in the aerospace sector. CRIAQ awards, on a competitive basis, two grants of $10,000 per year to support the technological development of two start-ups, where financing helps tie product or service development more closely to potential users and customers.
CRIAQ aims to stimulate diversity, creativity, talent development, and the emergence of innovative individuals and technology entrepreneurs. For the 3rd edition, the annual $10,000 scholarship program is dedicated to encouraging the next generation of women to choose university studies in aerospace. This program will award three scholarships.
CRIAQ is organizing a fourth call for project ideas for 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 technological ideas and gather scientific data that will support the development of regulations, test methods and compliance certification methods that will enable the safe operation of RPAS in Canada.
The CRIAQ Space Challenge is aimed at Quebec’s university student communities and addresses a growing challenge for the space industry: space traffic management and space debris mitigation. How can we reconcile technology, economic growth, and the environment to promote sustainable development in space? The Space Challenge calls on the next generation to contribute to the debate on sustainable development in space.
This call for proposals, an innovative CRIAQ initiative, aims to support multidisciplinary teams of researchers wishing to advance knowledge in relation to a societal issue linked to the growth of aerospace innovations.
CRIAQ plays an active role in training students, tomorrow’s highly qualified personnel, by providing financial support for internships and student competitions. Every year, several teams of students enrolled in Quebec universities and engineering schools take part in various competitions, generally under the guidance of technical companies. CRIAQ supports students that develop prototypes for these aerospace-related competitions.