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About MEI (formerly MESI)
The mission of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l'Innovation (MEI) (formerly Ministère de l'Économie, Science et Innovation (MESI)) is to support economic development in Quebec, innovation and export trade by ensuring coordination and cooperation between various stakeholders from economic, scientific, social and cultural fields with a view toward job creation, economic prosperity and sustainable development.
This program aims to foster international partnerships for innovation between academia and industry in specific priority areas and targeted countries/regions. Involvement of a Quebec industrial partner is mandatory and they must contribute a minimum of 20% cash to the Quebec budget. Depending on the type of project, the value ranges from $150,000 to $1.5M and MEI funds must be matched 1 to 1 in co-funding (cash). Competitions are held approximately once per year.