Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada launched

April 22, 2014

The Canadian aerospace community heralded last week's launch of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC). The consortium will bring together stakeholders from universities, colleges, and research institutes with Canadian aerospace industry partners to support Canadian aerospace innovation and strategic expertise. “The principal objective of this national initiative is to reach and connect the aerospace Research and Technology community across Canada, contribute to the country’s technology roadmap, and foster scientific skills penetration in industry while training highly qualified people through research,” said Clément Fortin, President of the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ). CARIC will receive funding from industry, federal and provincial governments, universities, and research institutions. Industry partners will be expected to co-finance all projects. Proponents anticipate that CARIC’s collaborative projects could reach a value of over $20 million per year, once the consortium is fully operational. CARIC News Release | CRIAQ News Release