Fonds d'accélération
des collaborations en santé (FACS)

About this Call for Proposals

Please note that this call for proposals closed on August 19, 2020.

The 2017-2027 Quebec Life Sciences Strategy provides funding over seven years through the Fonds d’accélération des collaborations en santé (FACS). This fund supports ambitious initiatives to improve and strengthen public and private collaborations across the entire innovation chain in the life sciences sector.

Through this second call for proposals under the FACS, the Government of Québec is inviting the industry to seize opportunities arising from the health crisis by launching ambitious projects. These projects will contribute to the sector’s recovery and will help better position Quebec’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Up to $35 million in funds will be available under this second call for proposals.

Following the preselection stage based on the evaluation of short applications submitted under the 2nd FACS call for proposals, 8 initiatives were selected by the evaluation committee. The consortium for which the initiative is listed below are invited to submit a full funding request, no later than November 18, 2020. Note that the consortium are invited to contact each other in order to address any synergy and / or potential complementarity regarding their respective initiatives. Likewise, any Quebec entrepreneur or researcher who believes he is in a position to contribute to one of these initiatives is called upon to contact the identified resource persons in order to discuss this possibility.

List of consortium invited to submit a complete FACS application (French versions only)

Titre du projet Gestionnaire ou chercheur principal du consortium Contact pour le consortium Institution principale
Alliance Neuro-CERVO pour la découverte de médicaments dans les maladies cérébrales (ANC) (Résumé de projet) Edward Fon Marc Lussier Institution royale pour l’avancement des sciences / Université McGill
Télésurveillance des maladies chroniques (Résumé de projet) Danina Kapetanovic Danina Kapetanovic CIUSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l ‘ile-de-Montréal
Le Consortium Québécois de Soins-Intelligents (Résumé de projet) John Kildea John Kildea Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill
Plateforme de synthèse de chimiothèques codées par l’ADN (DEL) et optimisées par l’intelligence artificielle comme catalyseur de programmes de découverte de médicaments innovants (Résumé de projet) Anne Marinier Valérie De Rop Université de Montréal – Institut de recherche en immunologie et en cancérologie (IRIC)
Le Consortium Acuité-Qc: prédire et visualiser l’action du médicament (Résumé de projet) Éric Marsault Éric Marsault Université de Sherbrooke / Institut de Pharmacologie de Sherbrooke
Développement de la nouvelle génération de greffes de cellules souches de sang de cordon (Résumé de projet) Denis-Claude Roy Denis-Claude Roy Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
Centre d’Innovation en Rehaussement Technologique des Soins (CIRTES) (Résumé de projet) Daniel Sinnett Marc Pesant CIUSSS du Nord-de-l ‘Île-de-Montréal
Changement de paradigme dans la conduite dessais cliniques (Résumé de projet) Jean-Claude Tardif Anick Dubois Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal

Documents

Write to facs@economie.gouv.qc.ca for the English version of the FACS guidelines.

Key Dates

Full Application Deadline November 18, 2020 at 4 p.m
Selection for Funding March 2021
Launch of projects Between November 18, 2020 and July 1st, 2021

Information

If you have any questions about the FACS program, write to Rebeca Baca-Diaz, Project Manager: rbacadiaz@cqdm.org.