With a major budget of nearly $190K, the Accelerate-Innovation for SMEs program was renewed this year, thanks to the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).

Designed to support small and medium-sized enterprises in their research and development and innovation processes, Accelerate-Innovation consists in identifying business opportunities that could generate new revenues for SMEs over a period of one to five years. The program therefore guides maturation efforts to integrate them, in concrete terms, into a technological maturation plan.

The methodology deployed includes three phases, including a strategic reflection and an action plan, while adapting to the specific needs of each SME.

Launched in 2012, CRIAQ’s Accelerate-Innovation program was a real success, particularly with Laflamme Aéro, which was looking for advice to better guide its research and development project.

Discover the impact of the program on Laflamme Aéro in the 2015 Activity Report (+)