Canada (Québec): Prima

Name of Funding agency

PRIMA Québec

Geographical coverage (national/regional)

Québec (Canada)

Name of the programme/initiative

Programme de soutien aux organismes de recherche et d’innovation (PSO - International)

Programme website

https://www.prima.ca/en/funding-programs/international-call-for-projects/

Programme owner

Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI)

Program manager (executing funding organisation)

PRIMA Québec

Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Michel Lefèvre, DIRECTOR – PROGRAMS & INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

Michel.lefevre@prima.ca

+1-514-284-0211 #227

Funding Commitment

 0.7 M€ (1M$ CAD)

Anticipated number of fundable research partners

 Min 1 applicant with min 1 industrial partner per project

Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

500 000 $CAD

The CAD$500,000 amount will include direct research costs, MEI management fees (2%), as well as indirect research costs, where applicable.

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

Collaborative research between industries and academics on advanced material

In accordance with its strategic plan, PRIMA Québec encourages the submission of projects concerning the development of advanced materials applied to Quebec's key sectors, such as transportation and infrastructure, energy, environment, textiles, electronics and health.

The technologies targeted by this call for projects concern all types of application sectors:

  • The formulation and development of advanced materials such as: micro / nanoparticles, fibers, engineered wood, biomaterials, concrete, polymer, composite, multifunctional materials, glass, ceramics, metals and alloys, semiconductors;
  • The integration of these materials into finished or semi-finished products;
  • Advanced processes such as additive manufacturing, surface treatments, multiphysics simulation, modeling, composites and / or polymer shaping;
  • Characterization instruments for advanced materials

TRL 1-9

Funding rates (approx.)

Funding contribution to the direct cost of the research budget

  • PRIMA max. 50%
  • Industries min.20%
  • Complementary Funding 30%

Maximum contribution from PRIMA : $ 500 k/ for 3 years maximum

Major eligibility criteria
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

Applicants are university, CCTT or public research center

It is necessary to have at least one company (primarily an SME) with a presence in Quebec (production or R&D). Businesses outside Quebec are not eligible in the Quebec application if they do not have a presence in Quebec (production or R&D)

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

A funding request must be submitted to PRIMA at the same time as the M-Era.net pre-proposal deadline and full proposal deadline.

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Every year

Further guidance

The applicant can go to the PRIMA website (https://www.prima.ca/) to download the guideline of the program for more information.