CARIC programs support innovative projects that involve new technology, processes and equipment, along with other human performance-related areas. The results of this research help deliver innovative applications that meet the needs of the aerospace industry.

Primary objectives

Exploring the potential of emerging technology to generate new applications ideas through applied research projects. Exploring and understanding emerging technology. Validating technology components through studies and laboratory tests.

Validating or demonstrating key technology components in a significant component environment. Solving an exploratory or advanced issue with through technology, ensuring that it can be broken down into practical applications for the aerospace sector.

Promoting and fostering the establishment of new research partnerships for members. Promoting the recruitment of new members for the development of new research collaborations.

Level of initial technological readiness (TRL)

1-4

4-6

1-6

Typical duration

3 years

1-2 years

Approx. 6 months

Type of partnership

Minimum of 4 Canadian partners

  • 2 industrial partners
  • 2 academic partners (university, college, research centre)

Minimum of 4 Canadian partners

  • 2 industrial partners
  • 2 academic partners (university, college, research centre)

Minimum of 2 Canadian partners

  • 1 industrial partner
  • 1 academic partner (university, college)

Basic financial contribution from industrial partners

25%

25%

0%

Destination of provided funds

Academic partners

Industrial and academic partners

Academic partners

Intellectual property (IP)

Generic CARIC project agreement (mandatory)

Generic agreement template supplied by CARIC upon request. Negotiation of clauses on IP at the discretion of the partners.