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Fostering Innovation Together

The Goal

This strategic initiative brings together small and medium-sized firms, large enterprises and researchers around key structural projects to create a thriving innovation ecosystem in cybersecurity.

Our Partners

Working with our program partners In-Sec-M, CyberEco and Galilei, this Prompt-managed program will provide the funding, the opportunities, and the strategy to shape and deliver the next generation of cybersecurity innovation in Quebec.

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High-Growth, High-Stakes Opportunity

Across the globe, we’re facing both huge economic opportunities as well as unprecedented new challenges in the cybersecurity sector.

Quebec has the stakeholders, technological expertise, and business acumen to create and propel deep innovation for cybersecurity decision-makers across Quebec, Canada, and the world.

This program, which represents $68 million in investment from our partners and the Quebec government, is a catalyst for economic and technological development in this high-growth, high-stakes sector.

Overview of the program

The Program is designed to foster innovation, as well as to forge partnerships and new supply chain relationships. Over the next three years, we expect that participants will deliver:

  • 50 cybersecurity innovation projects
  • $8 million in R&D spending
  • 60 new products, services, processes, solutions, etc.
  • 35 research-industrial partnerships
  • 400 jobs

Involve post-secondary experts in your innovation work via MITACS programs. An academic collaboration valued within the framework of PICQ projects. For more information, visit

How Funding Works

Up to 25% of the budget of your innovation projects may be funded through this program. You may add matching government funding for a total of 50% in public funding.

Next call for projects: closing date Wednesday March 18, 2020

It is possible to submit an application in advance.

As soon as Prompt receives 5 applications or more, it will mobilize an evaluation committee to evaluate the projects.

All Quebec-based businesses are eligible.

The form and the program guide remain available for consultation.

We remain at your entire disposal to assist you in your application process. Do not hesitate to contact us at

Check for the latest version

We update program documentation from time to time. Please be sure you have the most recent version of the Application Form and the Program Guide before you start working on your application for funding.

Application Form: v3.0 ENGLISH (December, 2019)

Program Guide: v03.1 ENGLISH (December, 2019)

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Stay tuned

Fill out this form to be added to our mailing list for the next call for projects. Once we open the process, we will send out the Application Form and Program Guide. The Program Guide contains a list of documents you will need to submit along with the Application Form.

Contact Us

For business development and partnerships:
Sovita Chander
Director, Special Programs

For program-related inquiries:
Amélie Dansereau
Director, Program Management