ADVANCED MATERIALS MOVING FORWARD

SIITEC CALL FOR PROJECTS

SUPPORTING INDUSTRIAL INNOVATIONS FOR THE TRANSITION TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Every year, the world population consumes the equivalent of the resources that would be produced by 1.7 planet Earths. Based on the extraction of natural resources as well as on the production, distribution, consumption, and disposal of goods as waste, this linear model is no longer sustainable. In fact, many of our resources exist in limited quantities and do not renew themselves fast enough to support the pace of economic growth.

This is why the sectoral industrial research clusters (RSRIs) representing industries in the biobased economy (CRIBIQ), metal transformation (CRITM), aluminum processing (CQRDA), advanced materials (PRIMA Québec), as well as in the electrical, transportation electrification, and intelligent transportation industries (InnovÉÉ), are joining forces to inaugurate the Supporting Industrial Innovations for the Transition towards a Circular Economy (SI2TEC) program.

Targeting Quebec SMEs, this financing program intends to foster the emergence of innovative, collaborative projects through one of the key strategies of the so-called circular economy, which is industrial symbiosis.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

  • Project resulting from research and development work;
  • Innovation project with a minimum technological readiness level of 6 (TRL): the project should have reached the prototyping/kilobase/implementation stage of the process in a real environment (see page 11 of the guide);
  • Project that proposes one or more solutions to one or more problems in ecological transition in Quebec within the framework of the circular economy;
  • Project which concerns at least two eligible entities, one of which must be an SME meeting the criteria mentioned above;
  • Project duration: 24 months.

COMPANIES ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING

  • SMEs (companies with less than 250 employees);
  • Companies that are members of a cooperative or an industrial federation with activities in the same industrial sector;
  • Mixed companies (municipality/private sector);
  • Have industrial activities in Quebec.

ELIGIBLE COMPLEMENTARY PARTNERS

  • For-profit companies with less than 250 employees having industrial activities in Quebec;
  • For-profit companies with more than 250 employees having industrial activities in Québec;
  • Companies that are members of a cooperative or an industrial federation with activities in the same industrial sector;
  • RCMs;
  • Mixed companies (municipalities and companies).

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • The financial assistance is a grant that can reach a maximum of $500,000 or 50% of eligible expenses;
  • The maximum rate of accumulation of government assistance for a project is 75% of eligible expenses.

SCHEDULE

  • Opening of the call:  November 9, 2022
  • Letter of Intent Deadline: December 15, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Deadline for submitting proposals: February 16, 2023

WEBINAR

An informational webinar will be held on November 16, 2022 at 11am: registration link.

RELEVANT DOCUMENTS

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FOR INFORMATION

For eligibility criteria or to discuss your innovation project, contact:

Michel Lefèvre

Director – Programs & International Collaborations

PRIMA Québec
514 284-0211 poste 227

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