Productivité et automatisation (Productivity and Automation)

By mmuise
Description:

This program provides businesses a contribution to improve their productivity and alleviate their labor shortage through the use of advanced technology such as automation, robotization, etc.


Comments on Funding:

1. Manufacturing sector enterprises implementing an Industry 4.0 project: Maximum financial contribution of up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) per project, covering up to 50% of eligible expenses.
2. Enterprises in other sectors: Maximum financial contribution of up to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) per project, covering up to 35% of eligible expenses.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be incorporated private enterprises*;
    -*Individual businesses and partnerships predominantly owned by Indigenous individuals and located in the Wendake territory are eligible.
  • be social economy enterprises (non-profits and cooperatives) predominantly engaged in commercial activities.
  • have projects located in the Agglomeration of Quebec (cities of Quebec, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, and L’Ancienne-Lorette) and Wendake.

    Exclusions:
  • Vehicle dealerships, auto parts retailers, gas stations, and collaborative tourist accommodations (e.g., Airbnb, Home Away), as well as businesses operating exclusively online;
  • Social economy enterprises (non-profits and cooperatives) that fail to demonstrate sound democratic governance;
  • Applicants not discharged from bankruptcy;
  • Enterprises listed in the Registry of Companies Ineligible for Public Contracts;
  • Applicants who, in the two years preceding the financial aid application, have failed to meet obligations related to prior financial assistance from the City of Quebec, after proper notice;
  • Applicants with outstanding amounts owed to the City of Quebec;
  • Projects of a discriminatory, controversial, or negatively image-related nature for the City of Quebec;
  • One-time event-based projects are also excluded.

    Admissible Business Sectors:
  • Priority Sectors:
    a) Agri-food, food processing, and healthy foods;
    b) Digital arts and interactive entertainment, financial technologies, artificial intelligence, smart city or other digital products and technologies, excluding services and consulting;
    c) Optics-photonics, measurement and control technologies, advanced electronics;
    d) Life sciences, biotechnologies, and health technologies;
    e) Clean technologies: water, air, soil treatment, eco-mobility, energy efficiency, renewable energies, green chemistry, waste management, enabling technologies, and sustainable development.
  • Strategic Sectors:
    a) Art, culture, and heritage;
    b) Insurance and financial services;
    c) Manufacturing, materials, industrial transformation, robotics, and industry
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    d) Urban security;
    e) Tourism.
  • Commercial Sectors:
    a) Retail, restaurants, enterprises providing services to leisure and business tourists visiting the agglomeration (including tourist accommodations);
    b) Limited to businesses with 20 employees or fewer (full-time equivalent) per establishment.
Application Steps:

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Documentation Needed:

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mmuise