Innovation-IA: Our funding program
for business R&D

Deadline to participate in the next selection round: to be determined.

CQDM is launching a new program to fund activities carried out in companies that are part of collaborative R & D projects in artificial intelligence applicable to the biopharmaceutical sector.

The main eligibility criteria are:

  • Minimum of two Quebec companies, including at least one SME;
  • Project carried out with one or more research institution(s) member(s) of the QuébecInnove network (such as universities and CCTTs; minimum 20% of the project);
  • A minimum of one intern per year per company must be hired for the duration of the project;
  • Minimum industrial contribution of 25% (cash + in-kind);
  • Project duration: up to three years.
  • Up to 50% of eligible expenses incurred in businesses and research institutions that are members of the QuébecInnove network;
  • Maximum funding of $150,000 per eligible partner company, for a total of up to $ 750,000 (for a project value of $1.5M involving five companies).

Please contact Nadia Dubé at if you intend to submit an application.

For more information, please consult the instruction guide (click below).