Canada (Québec): Prima

Programme Profile

 PRIMA Québec

Name of the programme/initiative

Programme de soutien aux organismes de recherche et d’innovation (PSO - Internationale)

programme website

Programme owner

 Ministère de l’économie et de l’innovation

Program manager (excecuting funding organisation)

 PRIMA Québec

Contact person
Details: e-mail, tel.

 Name: Michel Lefèvre

 Phone:+1 514 284-0211 ext. 227


Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

Collaborative research between industries and academics on advanced material

In accordance with its strategic plan, PRIMA Québec encourages the submission of projects concerning the development of advanced materials applied to Quebec's key sectors, such as transportation and infrastructure, energy, environment, textiles, electronics and health.

The technologies targeted by this call for projects concern all types of application sectors:

  • The formulation and development of advanced materials such as: micro / nanoparticles, fibers, engineered wood, biomaterials, concrete, polymer, composite, multifunctional materials, glass, ceramics, metals and alloys, semiconductors;
  • The integration of these materials into finished or semi-finished products;
  • Advanced processes such as additive manufacturing, surface treatments, multiphysics simulation, modeling, composites and / or polymer shaping;
  • Characterization instruments for advanced materials

Funding rates (approx.)

Starting TRL : 1-9

Funding contribution to the direct cost of the research budget

  • PRIMA max. 50%
  • Industries min.20%
  • Complementary Funding 40%
Maximum contribution from PRIMA : $ 500 k/ for 3 years maximum 
Major eligibility restrictions
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restricition)

Eligible applicants: CCTT, university or public research center collaborating with industry

One company (canadian or international) with a presence in Quebec (R&D or production) is required.

Geographical coverage (national/regional)


National/regional schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines

A funding request must be submitted to PRIMA at the same time as the pre-proposal deadline.