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Discover the MAPAQ 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 MAPAQ, also known as the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec, and explain how this program can transform the food sector through robotization and quality systems.
This video has been recorded in French. English Translation Below.
The objective of this program is to support and accelerate investments in automation and robotization to ensure the competitiveness of the Quebec industry as well as its attractiveness to the workforce and to support the implementation of quality management systems in order to help companies develop their domestic or international markets.
The program is therefore divided into 3 parts:
This component provides a diagnostic package to improve workforce productivity and food safety and quality management. It also includes the design of plans and specifications to carry out these projects. MAPAQ is able to accompany businesses from the beginning of their project.
and at least one of the following categories:
Each Stream 1 project can be funded at 50% of eligible expenses, for a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $75,000.
Eligible expenses include, for example:
Subcomponent 2.1 – Process Automation and Robotics – includes projects that have a diagnostically demonstrated labor productivity gain:
Subcomponent 2.2 – Food Safety and Quality Management Systems – includes projects that install and adapt food safety and quality management systems and organic certifications:
The eligibility criteria are the same as for component 1
Sub-component 2.1 and 2.2: 50% of project expenses up to $150,000.
Eligible expenses include:
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.