CARIC-CRIAQ’s partnership with NRC-IRAP aims to help aerospace SMEs meet the operational, commercial, financial and competitive technological challenges they face nationally and globally. It is part of a desire to maximize the impact of support programs for aerospace SMEs, which play an important role in this industry that generates employment and wealth for Canada.


Program objectives 


Provide flexible coaching services tailored to each Canadian SME in the industry to help them develop a more robust R&D and innovation strategy related to a business strategy to help them seize market opportunities.


Specific objectives 


  • Identify new business opportunities that can generate revenues, consolidate the competitive position and enhance the company’s achievements over 1, 3 and 5 year horizons, according to an action and funding plan;
  • Stimulate innovations in products, services, processes and methods, coupled with renewed business models;
  • Allow SMEs to benefit from the CRIAQ and CARIC networks. Implement an innovation strategy based on research partnerships and increased linkages with NRC IRAP’s Industrial Technology Advisors;
  • Encourage the development of skills and organizational capabilities in innovation management


Methodology: 3 phases 

1- Introduction to the program and overview of funding options (including those offered by IRAP);

2- Strategic thinking about technology and business opportunities;

3- Development of a short and medium-term action and funding plan.


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