Discover the Regional Quantum Initiative with Leyton! In this new series of monthly videos, our consultant team will help you discover specific government grants available in Canada, and share key details that you need to know.
For this episode, our Government Grants Consultant, Antoine Giroir, will go through the Regional Quantum Initiative and explain how this program can support the commercialization and globalization of Canadian quantum products and solutions.
This video has been recorded in English.
The Regional Quantum Initiative is part of Canada’s National Quantum Strategy (NQS) and is designed to support the commercialization and globalization of Canadian quantum products and solutions through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev).
The contribution offered through this program is an interest-free loan (fully repayable) that ranges from 500k up to 5 million, but applicants must secure a minimum of 50% matched funding for eligible project costs. Funding can cover over 5 years from the intake launch take but no later than December 2027. All funding is interest-free and is fully repayable starting one year after project completion.
SMEs and startups are eligible as long as they:
There are four core activities to the program, any project must fall under one of the following activities:
They do not support proof of concept or feasibility, the technology readiness level must be between 6 and 9.
Antoine Giroir has a master’s in International Relations with experience in European project management and proposal writing. He has worked with researchers and entrepreneurs on various topics, from sustainable development to oncology targeting, in the European Union, the United States of America, and the People’s Republic of China. He is now helping Leyton’s clients leverage public funding (federal and provincial) to achieve their objectives while lowering the financial risks.