INNOV-R

Funding collaborative R&D for GHG emission reduction

 

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ACCELERATE THE TRANSITION TO A GREEN ECONOMY

The goal

For Quebec to take a leading role in the global effort to fight climate change and accelerate the transition to a prosperous, sustainable green economy.

The challenge

Reach Quebec’s ambitious 2030 target of reducing its GHG emissions by 37.5% below 1990 levels.

The opportunity

Meet this challenge by fielding Quebec’s strongest research and innovation movers.

To mobilize businesses and academic researchers to create innovative GHG emission reduction technologies and practices in Quebec.

FIELDING OUR BEST AND BRIGHTEST INNOVATORS TO TAKE URGENT ACTION ON THE ENVIRONMENT

New funding program

Innov-R aims to provide substantial financial support to bring forward new collaborative R&D projects that will contribute concretely to long-term GHG emission reductions in Quebec.

Launch of a new funding program to meet this major challenge in collaborative R&D.

Goals:

  • encourage the emergence of innovate technologies and practices that will accelerate Quebec’s progression toward its GHG reduction targets;
  • promote sharing of new knowledge in the area of GHG reduction;
  • support patenting of new GHG reduction technologies;
  • foster concerted action among GHG reduction researchers and innovators;
  • rally researchers in academia and business around collaborative innovation projects to uncover GHG reduction solutions;
  • engage businesses and organizations that use the technologies and practices developed through these projects;
  • stimulate investment in innovation aimed at GHG emission reduction.

Highlights

  • Funding program for projects in Quebec with a GHG reduction potential
  • For collaborative R&D projects with a technology readiness level (TRL) of 1 to 6, involving at least:
    • One business operating in Quebec
    • One university, college technology transfer centre (CTTC) or public research centre.
  • The grant offered may cover up to 50% of allowable expenses
  • Total public funding programs may cover up to, but no more than, 90% of allowable expenses.
  • The company must provide payment for a minimum of 20% of allowable expenses, 50% of which may be in kind
  • Cities and towns, NPO’s, organizations and Crown corporations are now eligible

Targeted sectors

BIOPROCESSES
BIOECONOMY

ENVIRONMENT

ELETRIFICATION
OF TRANSPORTATION

ENERGY

INTELLIGENT
TRANSPORT

AI
BIG DATA

ADVANCED MATERIALS

 

ALUMINUM

 

AERONAUTICS

 

METAL PROCESSING

 

Call for proposals

Launch of an initial multi-sectoral call for proposals to gather numerous collaborative R&D projects that could impact GHG emission reduction. Your RSRI (regroupement sectoriel de recherche industrielle/research and development consortium) awaits your proposal!

OPEN: JUNE 22ND, 2018

CLOSE: SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2018

Do you have an innovative solution for GHG emission reduction?

Do you have a proposal to submit? Don’t hesitate: talk to us.

One of our advisers will be in touch to answer your questions, examine funding opportunities, initiate a discussion of your proposals and help you find the perfect partners. We’re there for you.

Is your collaborative R&D project ready to go?

Do you have the partners you’ll need to succeed?

Your RSRI (research and development consortium) will take your project proposal according to usual procedures and evaluate its GHG emissions reduction potential for Quebec

Partners

FINANCIAL PARTNERS

REGROUPEMENTS SECTORIELS DE RECHERCHE INDUSTRIELLE (RSRI)

RSRI’s (research and development consortiums) act as intermediating and funding organizations for collaborative research in key sectors of the Quebec economy. They are your gateway to Innov-R.

CONSORTIUMS

“The fight against climate change is an opportunity and not a burden. It is a way to prosperity. The new green economy takes invention, innovation and imagination to a level not seen since the industrial revolution.”

United Nations Environment Programme

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