CQDM to launch a call for solutions against COVID-19 – CLOSED

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as part of its mission to accelerate the discovery and development of safer and more effective drugs and vaccines, CQDM offers the governments of Canada and Quebec its full collaboration to find innovative solutions addressing this crisis and help those affected by the virus.

CQDM is also committed to supporting biopharmaceutical companies in the deployment of their discoveries. Accordingly, CQDM has decided to launch a call for solutions to all members of its network, including academic researchers and private enterprises.

Please note that the exceptional call for solutions launched in March to find immediate solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic IS CLOSED (since Thursday, April 16, 2020 – 5 p.m). If you have COVID-19 projects that can be carried out in the medium or long term, these could be supported through regular CQDM programs * (* projects must meet the requirements of said programs). Contact Nadia Dubé if you have any questions.

CQDM would like to thank all those who submitted a proposal as part of the exceptional Call launched in response to the COVID-19 crisis. More than 160 ideas have been transmitted to us!

Please find here (French version only) details regarding the project selection process underway at the provincial level. We hope to be able to get back to you with a funding decision shortly.

If you have solutions to the current crisis in the following areas, please contact us as soon as possible:

  • Treatment, prevention or diagnostic tools
  • Enabling technologies that accelerate the development of vaccines, drugs or diagnostic tests
  • Methods to accelerate or improve clinical trials
  • Methods for monitoring and controlling the evolution of the virus
  • Improving production and supply methods
  • Any other technology or approach that provides solutions to the most pressing issues associated with the pandemic

All submitted proposals will be forwarded to the Quebec Ministry of the Economy and Innovation (MEI) and to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). Both levels of government will keep us posted on the next steps. Importantly, all submissions will be treated on a case-by-case basis given the current state of emergency.

To submit your solution to the Government of Québec, please fill this form and send it to Nadia Dubé.

Details regarding the proposed process with the Government of Canada will follow shortly.



For information – please contact :  Nadia Dubé