Do you want to improve your company’s productivity, solve problems in your plant, adopt the latest manufacturing technologies, conquer new markets, develop new products, or embrace greener industrial processes?
Then take a look at Solution Innovation, a simplified and flexible approach to funding and carrying out innovation projects of any size.

  1. Complete the form to verify your eligibility for the programme.
  2. Request access to flexible financing combined with the technical know-how required to advance your project.
  3. Get expert assistance with technical studies and funding.
  4. Carry out your projects and set yourself apart from the competition.


  • A simplified approach to carrying out and financing projects with budgets ranging from $10,000 to $10,000,000
  • An unsecured loan
  • Flexible payment terms, tailored to your project
  • No legal fees

Eligible projects

Any innovative research and development project or the purchase of CRIQ equipment, services, or technology that would serve to :

  • increase productivity in a sustainable way
  • conquer new markets
  • increase market share
  • address the environmental impact of industrial activity

The project must be submitted by a Québec-based company and be for its own benefit. To be eligible, the company must also :

  • have a place of business in Québec and a valid registration with Registraire des entreprises du Québec
  • not be a limited partnership
  • have successfully concluded the pre-startup stage; i.e., the following steps have been completed: product development and corrections for any deficiencies, the commercialization plan, and an investment plan—including plant construction and/or equipment installation, as well as the deficiency correction period and product commercialization
  • submit proof of profitability for an entire fiscal year
The eligibility of the application and company for the Solution Innovation programme is also subject to the analysis and approval of CRIQ and the Fonds de Solidarité network.

Eligible expenditures

The costs associated with carrying out submitted projects must be at least $10,000.
The following expenditures are eligible under the Solution Innovation programme :

  • fees and travel expenses for CRIQ staff and subcontractors
  • reasonable equipment acquisition and rental costs
  • materials and supplies for the project
  • intellectual property fees, if applicable


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    Solution Innovation

    333, rue Franquet
    Québec (Québec) G1P 4C7
    Phone : 418 652-2250
    No charge : 1 800 667-2386, ext. 2250

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    CRIQ, an expert in industrial productivity for 45 years, provides the most extensive range of innovative services in Québec and conducts more than 2,000 beneficial development and technology projects annually for companies and organizations from every economic sector.

    CRIQ experts can solve productivity, export, competitiveness, and industrial eco-efficiency issues and help companies of any size develop and grow.

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    Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ and Fonds locaux de solidarité FTQ were created to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and find flexible, fast, and simple ways to finance them.

    Their advisers are as passionate about business as they are about their regions, and they can facilitate your endeavours. Like you, they want your business to succeed—because they're not just financial backers, they're investors!