Funding for your projects – draft

Nergica, your research partner

Nergica would like to thank all the small and medium-sized businesses that submitted a project for 2021-2022. For any other companies that would like to participate, we are launching a call for projects for 2022-2023!

First come, first served !

Over 30 SMEs supported since 2017 with these programs


Completion of mandates of up to 90 hours

Nergica’s team can help you in the following areas of expertise:

  • Renewable energy;

  • Storage technologies;

  • Microgrids;

  • Meteorology;

  • Energy infrastructure operation and maintenance;

  • And more.

Example of a completed 40h project


Need :

Addition of tracking mechanisms to solar arrays

Mandate : 

Recommend a controller that could manage the solar tracker while meeting a series of criteria laid out by the company

Learn more about our completed works here (this part is in French)

Project implementation process

  1. Identification of issue to be resolved
  2. Nergica refers you to an Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA)
  3. Verification of your eligibility by an ITA
  4. Project development
  5. Approval by ITA
  6. Completion of your project

Possibility of project development

Starting with a small, low financial risk project can sometimes pave the way to further research as part of larger, wider-reaching projects.

Additional funding may be obtained for projects ranging from 300 to 2,000 hours of research a year (which corresponds to $25,000 to $150,000 a year).

If you want to find out more, you can watch the webinar below.

Are you a Canadian SME looking to innovate and overcome operational or technical challenges?

Various sources of funding are available to help you develop innovative technologies.

Thanks to a bank of subsidized hours, you would be in a position to:

  • Benefit from specialized knowledge and expertise;
  • Access research equipment;
  • Validate technologies;
  • Enter new markets.

As a renewable energy research centre recognized by National Research Council Canada (NRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Nergica enjoys access to both provincial and federal research funds.

Thanks to these programs, Nergica has completed mandates ranging from 20 to 40 hours for thirty or so SMEs such as yours, and at practically no cost.