Programme INNOV-R

The programme INNOV-R program is financed by the Fonds d'électrification et de changements climatiques (FECC) and the funds are administered by the Quebec’s Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation (MEIE). The purpose of the program is to allow the realization of collaborative research projects with a high potential for GHG emissions reduction in Quebec, the benefits of which will contribute to the achievement of Quebec's medium- and long-term reduction objectives and targets, in particular for 2030, which is set at 37.5% below the 1990 level.

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  • 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.
  • For collaborative R&D projects with a technology readiness level (TRL) of 1 to 6, involving at least:
    • One Quebec-based business with production or R&D activities
    • 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, 80% of allowable expenses.
  • The business(es) involved must contribute to at least 20% of the allowable expenses, 50% of which may be in kind.
  • Cities and towns, NPO’s, organizations and Crown corporations may be eligible.

Frequently asked questions

It is a funding program for collaborative research projects in Quebec with a GHG reduction potential. To learn more about the highlights of this program, we invite you to visit the program’s website.

Anything relating to transportation electrification or, for example, the use of renewable energy (solar, wind, etc.) to replace diesel generators in remote regions.

The Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques continues to support this program. Stay tuned for future calls for projects by visiting our website.

Yes, as a second partner, within the framework of the Innov-R program.

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