Entrepreneurship and creativity
Ingenuity and inventiveness are among the hallmarks of Québec, and are reflected in all spheres of our society, from its health system and business community to its educational and leisure spaces, living environments and workplaces. Creativity is also a key ingredient of entrepreneurship, helping Québec stand out as an innovative and competitive society. With that in mind, the FRQ decided to take an intersectoral look at the conditions and factors that foster this creativity at the human, organizational and societal levels with a view to promoting Québec’s entrepreneurial culture and encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs. For similar reasons, the FRQ launched their very first intersectoral funding program in the fall of 2017, Audace, which puts an emphasis on creativity and boldness as essential ingredients for the production of radically innovative knowledge with a high potential to produce considerable impacts, regardless of their nature.