Research and transfer aid program – Programme d’aide à la recherche et au transfert (PART)
The PART program of Quebec Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Science (MESRS) aims to highlight the potential of human and technological resources of institutions and college centers for technology transfer (CCTT) to meet the needs of technology innovation in Québec businesses.
It allows both to enrich the work of teachers and to strengthen links between businesses and colleges.
It supports applied research projects whose results often materialize in an actual transfer to the Quebec business, especially SMEs, and in innovation.
It also supports research activities of technical and technological nature as well as activities of development, implementation and optimization of the technology in the short term, and, to the extent that these activities are in the field of applied research, experimental development or technological advancement.
The Ministry provides to transfer centers, such as Innofibre, financial resources that enable them to participate to the technological development and to the transfer of knowledge to partner companies.
The program objectives are the following: