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  • An innovation ecosystem in the heart of Montreal

    An innovation ecosystem in the heart of Montreal

  • Discover the Quartier de l’innovation de Montréal

    Discover the Quartier de l’innovation de Montréal

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QI is first and foremost a place for the integration and interconnection of the four segments that are essential to a creative society; together they create a world-class innovation ecosystem in Montreal:

Urban segment

With its sustainable development, services for municipalities and citizens, green spaces, respect for history and heritage, public transportation and shared management of infrastructure, the QI is a genuine “living laboratory”, where science and technology are visible and accessible to the public.
 QI Montreal: an ecosystem that is a great place to live.

Education and Research segment

Training the next generation of highly qualified personnel requires the continual updating of programs, aligning courses with the needs of the community, and maintaining excellence in research. Multidisciplinarity, internships in the QI, and the creation of networks and centres of excellence are supported and encouraged.  QI Montreal: a knowledge-based ecosystem.

Industrial segment

The QI has the highest concentration of IT workers in Canada. Its role is to showcase not only these companies but also those in other sectors, to improve collaboration among these companies and the various players, and to foster the emergence of new ideas while accelerating the innovation process. QI Montreal: a virtual and physical business ecosystem, marked by an entrepreneurial spirit.

Social and Cultural segment

The strong presence of creators and idea generators within the QI allows us to mix the social and the functional, fostering meeting points for arts, culture, technology and innovation. We must capitalize on this diversity and make the various platforms and expertise of our university institutions available to the district’s many organizations. QI Montreal: an ecosystem serving an innovative community.

Latest News

QI’s Executive Director, Mr. Damien Silès, published in Le Devoir

12 August 2014 | Mark Ordonselli [caption id="attachment_1893" align="alignleft" width="300"]Damien Silès - Executive Director of the Quartier de l’Innovation Damien Silès - Executive Director of the Quartier de l’Innovation[/caption] Written by the QI's Executive Director, Mr. Damien Silès, this article was published in Le Devoir on August 11, 2014. Titled "La créativité et l’audace avant la brique et le mortier", it highlights the creative and unique nature of the Quartier de l'innovation. Read more

Damien Silès named Executive Director of Quartier de l’innovation

2 July 2014 | QI The Quartier de l’innovation de Montréal (QI) is proud to announce the appointment of Damien Silès as Executive Director. Read More

Une première année fructueuse pour l’École de l’innovation citoyenne

27 June 2014 | QI L’École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) a célébré le 5 juin dernier la fin de la première année de l’École de l’innovation citoyenne (ÉIC), Read More