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CALL FOR QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PROJECTS

COLLABORATIVE INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND SUPPORT FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Ministry of Economy and Innovation invites all Quebec SMEs who seek to develop and commercialize quantum technologies through innovation projects to submit a financial assistance application for quantum technology innovation projects. PRIMA Québec, in collaboration with Prompt, will be implementing components 3 and 4 of the call for projects.

The proposal aims to support innovation in quantum technologies resulting from research and development in the following areas:

  • quantum computing
  • quantum communication
  • quantum materials
  • quantum metrology and detection

The proposed projects must contribute to the development and commercialization of:

  • quantum computer and quantum communication components;
  • quantum technologies which fall within the following fields of application (non-exclusive):
    • life sciences
    • sustainable development
    • transport and logistics

Letter of intent: October 31, 2022 before 4:00 p.m.

Submitting projects: November 30, 2022 before 4:00 p.m.

For more details, see the instruction guide.

Component 3: Innovation projects in partnership with a public research centre

  1. SME component (an SME is a company with less than 250 employees) :
    • minimum 1 SME, one with a presence in Quebec (R&D or production);
    • a large company and/or a company outside Quebec can participate in the project as a 2nd industrial partner;
    • 40 % Max PRIMA contribution  (Max 1M$), 80% Max cumulative public contribution;
    • 20 % Max global cost of the R&D project contribution from the industrial partner;
    • management fees :  5% (of the global cost of the R&D project) divided between MEI and the industrialists according to their contributions to the project.
  1. Large compagny component :
    • minimum 1  large compagny with a presence in Quebec (R&D or production);
    • a company outside Quebec can participate in the project as a 2nd industrial partner;
    • 20 % Max PRIMA contribution  (Max 1M$), 60% Max cumulative public contribution;
    • 40 % Min global cost of the R&D project contribution from the industrial partner, 50% of the contribution can be in kind;
    • management fees :  2.5% (of the global cost of the R&D project) divided between MEI and the industrialists according to their contributions to the project.

Component 4: Innovation projects from SMEs working in partnership with one or more SMEs

  • minimum 2 SME or 1 SME with 1 start-up
  • minimum 25% of total R&D project costs contributed by industrial partners
  • 50 % Max PRIMA contribution  (Max 1M$), 75 % Max cumulative public contribution
  • Management fees : 5 % (of the global cost of the R&D project)

FOR INFORMATION

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

Michel Lefèvre
Director – Programs & International Collaborations
514 284-0211 ext. 227

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