Rio Tinto Fund for Aluminium Valley®

The Rio Tinto Fund for Aluminium Valley supports :
  • The development of aluminium products in Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean: design, conversion to aluminium, prototyping, modelling, etc.
  • Studies and analyses associated with the aluminium transformation industry.
Funding :

Financial assistance can match the sponsor’s contribution up to $25,000.

Project evaluation :

Projects are selected by a committee of experts based on the following criteria: aluminium use in product design; regional benefits generated by the project; entrepreneur qualifications, among others.

Financial support :

Please contact Ms. Lilianne Savard, Project Manager, by phone at 418 669-0003, ext. 223 or by email at projets@valuminium.ca

Desjardins-Innovatech Fund for Aluminium Valley® :

The Desjardins-Innovatech Fund supports :

The marketing phase of Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean aluminium transformation companies and specialized equipment manufacturers to speed up the launch of new innovative products or existing products in new market niches.

Funding :

Financial assistance is up to $25,000 at a yearly interest rate of 5% (capitalized interest), up to six months after the end of the project’s market release, and 10% thereafter (if there is no financing campaign).

Project evaluation :

Projects are selected by a committee of experts based on the following criteria: product’s market potential, technical feasibility, entrepreneur’s qualifications and openness to advice and support, among others.

Financial support :

Please contact Ms. Lilianne Savard, Project Manager, by phone at 418 669-0003, ext. 223 or by email at projets@valuminium.ca