• Advanced materials
    Advanced materials
    0 active challenges - 184 challenges
  • Vallée de la Plasturgie
    Vallée de la Plasturgie
    0 active challenges - 1 challenges
  • INNO+
    0 active challenges - 35 challenges
  • Innovéé
    0 active challenges - 2 challenges
  • Innovation en Chimie
    Innovation en Chimie
    0 active challenges - 5 challenges
  • Saguenay / Lac-St-Jean
    Saguenay / Lac-St-Jean
    0 active challenges - 8 challenges
  • Composites NB Cluster Group Inc
    Composites NB Cluster Group Inc
    0 active challenges - 0 challenges

Access to financing

One-stop shop for project financing

Every project is different and, to ensure its development, it is important to have access to the best financing sources available, based on the project’s level of maturity, its duration, or the type of collaboration contemplated.

Once the challenge-solution networking has been completed and the collaboration project has been established, the different NovaCentris financial partners will present the different financing options best suited to the needs of your innovation project. Moreover, a member of the team from each organization will remain available to help you with your financing application.

A few examples of available financing options:


The Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) helps support entrepreneurship, business performance, regional mobilization and investment in the regions while providing support for economic activity in Quebec communities on an ad hoc basis to stabilize or strengthen their economies.

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Financing technological innovation

Every year, the National Research Council (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) helps thousands of Canadian small and medium size enterprises (SME) to improve their operations and bring new products to market, with appropriate technologies and expertise from Canada and around the world.  With its direct support, good ideas become new products and processes rapidly and efficiently.

The non-refundable financial assistance is one of the elements of the full panoply of IRAP services allowing to validate and develop innovative ideas. The financial support to eligible companies covers a portion of the salaries of staff and fees of external research agencies.

Discover our programs and get your technological ideas going.

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Collaborative R&D Funding, Strategic Partnerships and Training in Industry

With an annual budget of $1.1 billion, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is the largest funder of science and engineering research in Canada. NSERC's research partnerships and industrial scholarships programs support the world-class research of over 41,000 talented students and professors at universities and colleges across the country.

NSERC is committed to keeping Canada in the lead in the global race in science and innovation by helping you access Canada’s wealth of R&D knowledge, people and facilities, and use the academic research system as a competitive edge. Over 2,400 firms partner with NSERC. Join this elite group and help your firm become more innovative and profitable.

Program details

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Mitacs-Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise.

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Financing collaborative projects

NanoQuébec’s financing tools have been designed to strengthen ties between academic and industrial research in order to develop innovations based on nanotechnologies. They also allow the training of qualified students through their involvement in collaborative projects.

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Stéphane Ruggeri, Ph.D.
Advisor, Technology and Innovation

514-284-0211, ext. 231

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