The field of advanced materials is quite extensive. It includes mainly innovative products that provide a marked advantage in terms of performance, over traditional materials.
PRIMA QUÉBEC encourages the implementation of collaborative innovation projects targeting the development of advanced materials applied to such key Québec sectors as transportation and infrastructures, energy, the environment, textiles, ICTs and health.
Technologies targeted by PRIMA QUÉBEC cover the full product chain, from raw materials to applications, including production and implementation processes.
Targeted technologies include, notably:
Polymers, rubbers, biomaterials, metal, innovative fillers (micro/nanoparticles), nanocellulose, cellulosic microfibril, carbon nanotuves, nanoclay, nanosilica, metal oxide, natural and recycled fibres, etc.
Technical challenges: Characterization, Synthesis, fonctionnalization, scale-up
Formulation of new materials and high performance end-products
Composites (TD or TP), elastomers, alloys, ceramics, smart textiles, high-performance concrete, smart packaging, etc.
Technical challenges: Integration, dispersion, surface modification and treatment, price-performance ratio
Development of scale-up processes and new characterization instrumentation
3D printing, micro/nanofabrication, processes to improve productivity, new equipment for materials characterization, modelling, etc.
Technical challenges: Scale-up, EHS, characterization, computing