The CED is an organization of members and partners who work to develop, manage and promote a range of services, expertise and skills related to the civil and commercial RPAS sector, both nationally and internationally.

Our partners

With this vast community, the CED can assist you in the development of your business in the following ways:
  • Improve access to funding
  • Provide support services to expand your company
  • Facilitate networking
  • Refer companies to existing organizations and agencies for financial or organizational support
  • Research to improve your products or to meet a technological need

National Research Council Canada (NRC)

The National Research Council is Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, knowledge advancement, technological development and the achievement of government mandates

Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC)

The Department of National Defence works in collaboration with stakeholders from academia, government, industry and Canada's allies.

Niches of Excellence ACCORD

Based on recognized specific skills, ACCORD niches of excellence develop a brand image for each of Québec's regions for them to shine nationally and internationally.

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

International non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the drone and robotics industry.

Aluminium Valley Society

The Aluminium Valley® works to increase value-added activities in aluminum processing by supporting the growth of local businesses and actively contributing to new ones. In doing so, it plays a crucial role in economic development and contributes to the creation and maintenance of long-lasting jobs.

Unmanned Systems Canada (USC)

The USC aims to promote public awareness, education and appreciation of the social, economic and environmental benefits that RPAS or drones can offer to individuals, communities and organizations.

Québec Metallurgy Centre

This College Centre for Technological Transfer (CCTT) is associated with the Cégep de Trois-Rivières and assists in the technological development of Québec manufacturing companies.


This College Centre for Technological Transfer (CCTT) in agriculture is associated with the Collège d'Alma. It conducts research and innovation activities, technical assistance, training, knowledge and technology transfer.


Synchronex is the network of applied research centres in Québec CEGEPs and colleges.

Réseau Québécois des Aéroports

Provides advanced services to the vast majority of airports in the province while promoting the development of companies in the industry.

Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ)

CRIAQ’s mission is to boost the industry’s competitive edge and improve its collective knowledge base in this sector through enhanced student education.

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