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PARTENAR-IA

ACADEMIC FUNDING TRACK

Are you a Quebec researcher wishing to carry out an innovation project in artificial intelligence?

The ACADEMIC component of the PARTENAR-IA program can support your AI innovations by funding collaborative projects with Quebec SMEs or startups.

“In 2019-2020, PROMPT helped fund 48 AI innovations. This represents an investment from PROMPT of $13.3 million. 73 companies collaborated with 22 public research partners to solidify Quebec’s position as a leading AI innovation hub on the world stage.”

 Nicolas Bergeron, Director, 
AI Programs

PROMPT - Nicolas Bergeron, Directeur des programmes en IA
  • Fund your artificial intelligence research projects while collaborating with private industry
  • Promote and leverage your scientific expertise in applied industrial contexts
  • Contribute to the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence in one or more sectors of the economy
  • Help position Quebec as a leader in the development of artificial intelligence
  • Maximum financial aid is $500,000 per project
  • Maximum financial aid may be up to 40% of eligible expenditures
  • Aggregate government expenditures may amount to up to 80% of eligible project expenditures
  • Businesses, cooperatives or non-profit organizations must contribute a minimum of 40% of eligible project expenditures. Half of this contribution may be in-kind (supporting documentation may be requested). That is, a minimum cash contribution of 20%.
  • Maximum project duration is 3 years

 

Please note that:

  • Management fees apply on the total project value (see FAQ)
  • Non-subsidized expenditures may be eligible for tax credits, in particular the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit, based on the prevailing criteria of these programs.

To be eligible, research centres must:

  • Be established in Quebec
  • Be connected with either a university, an associated research centre, a CEGEP, a college technology transfer centre (CCTT) or a public research centre. Check the complete list of eligible public research centres.

To be eligible, PARTNERSHIP-AI – ACADEMIC projects must feature collaborative research in artificial intelligence and meet two criteria:

To be eligible, your partner company (SME or startup) must:

  • Be legally incorporated under federal or Quebec laws in force and be registered with the Quebec enterprise register
  • Have its head office in Quebec and its employees or subcontractors must work mainly from Quebec;
  • Have 249 or fewer employees
  • Not be owned 50% or more by other existing businesses or organizations
  • Fall deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021 
  • Winter deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?

2. COMPLETE THE PRE-QUALIFICATION FORM
3. PROMPT WILL CONTACT YOU
FOR A FIRST MEETING
4. PROMPT ASSISTS YOU UNTIL
FINAL SUBMISSION OF THE PROJECT

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAM? 

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM 

This information will help us connect you with the right resource on the PROMPT team. This resource will contact you as soon as possible. 









THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTNERS OF PARTNERSHIP-AI!