Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

There are a number of government financial assistance programs available to support your business growth. These programs are divided into categories: export, innovation, and support for research and development.

You can contact Optonique for more information about the different programs. Government employees are also available to answer your questions according to your needs and region. See our directory to learn more about the various funding programs.

  • Passeport Innovation

    Catégorie : Innovation
    Admissibilité : PME de moins de 250 employés

    • Obtenir des connaissances techniques dans le but de réaliser votre projet de R&D.
    • Consultation auprès des membres du QuébecInnove : Centre collégial de transfert de technologie (CCTT), collèges, universités, centres et instituts de recherche universitaires et centres de recherche appliquée
  • Premier brevet

    Catégorie : Innovation
    Admissibilité : PME de moins de 250 employés

    • Fournir une aide afin de protéger les actifs intellectuels des entreprises.
    • Consultation afin de déterminer et mettre en place la stratégie de protection de la propriété intellectuelle appropriée.
  • PME en Action

    Catégorie : Innovation
    Admissibilité : PME de moins de 250 employés

    • Fournir une aide afin de protéger les actifs intellectuels des entreprises.
    • Consultation afin de déterminer et mettre en place la stratégie de protection de la propriété intellectuelle appropriée.
  • Audit industrie 4.0

    Catégorie : Innovation
    Admissibilité : PME de moins de 250 employés

    • Diagnostic approfondi des processus d’affaires de l’entreprise afin d’obtenir un rapport de diagnostic, une évaluation de sa maturité numérique et un plan numérique personnalisé.
    • Organismes partenaires pouvant effectuer le diagnostic :
      • Le Centre de recherche industriel du Québec (CRIQ);
      • Le Centre facilitant la recherche et l’innovation dans les organisations (CEFRIO);
      • L’Institut technologique de maintenance industrielle (ITMI);
      • Productique Québec;
      • Sous-traitance industrielle Québec (STIQ).
  • Programme Exportation - Volet Entreprise

    Catégorie : Exportation
    Admissibilité : Entreprises québécoises

  • Innovate, adopt or transfer a technology

    Category: Innovation
    Open to:

    • Businesses (SMEs and organizations operating facilities or engaged in commercial activities)
    • Non-profit organizations (NPOs) that provide services for businesses
    • Business support organizations
    • Technology transfer centers
    • Knowledge institutions
    • University value-added corporations
    • College centres for technology transfer
    • Private laboratories
    • Business associations
    • Innovation incubators and accelerators
  • Improve a business's productivity

    Category: Productivity
    Open to:

    • Businesses in the manufacturing or value-added service sectors
    • Non-profit organizations (NPOs) that provide services for businesses
  • Market or Export

    Category: Export
    Open to:

    • Businesses (SMEs and organizations operating facilities or engaged in commercial activities)
    • Non-profit organizations (NPOs) that provide services for businesses
    • Organizations dedicated to commercialization and exports
    • Business groups and associations
  • Industrial and technological benefits

    Category: Innovation

    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) is responsible for implementing in Quebec the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy, administered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. This policy stems from the Defence procurement strategy (DPS). It applies to most major Crown projects for procuring equipment and services for the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard (valued at $100 million or more).

    The ITB Policy ensures that Government of Canada procurements generate high value-added business for Canadian industry. Thus, companies that enter into defence procurement contracts are required to undertake business activities in Canada with a value equal to that of the contract (i.e. 100% of the value of the contract). Therefore, the extent of those benefits is considered when assessing the bids received further to a call for proposals launched by the Government of Canada.

    In the context of the DPS, bidders will have to use the Value Proposition Guide to submit a value proposition that:

    • Promotes the long-term growth and viability of Canada’s defence sector
    • Develops Canadian procurement sources to promote the growth of prime contractors and suppliers in Canada, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in all of the country’s regions
    • Improve innovation through technological research and development in Canada
    • Increase the export potential of companies established in Canada

    To that end, CED promotes the capabilities of Quebec businesses to large companies that are interested in bidding on or have been awarded a contract for a major Crown project.

  • IDEaS

    Category: Defense and security
    Open to: People and representatives from academia and industry;

    IDEaS was announced in Canada’s new defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, and commits to $1.6 billion of investment in innovations for defence and security over the next 20 years.

    The program is looking for your solutions to support the development of defence and security capabilities.

    IDEaS fosters open innovation to provide creative thinkers with the structure and support to encourage solutions, which will assist in solving some of Canada’s toughest defence and security challenges.

    IDEaS will support the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development. The program includes several elements that promote collaboration between innovators, provides developmental resources and provide opportunities to interact with DND’s science and military members.  Through which all innovators are on an even playing field to solve specific defence and security challenges.