Innovation Lab / Fonds de Solidarité FTQ / Quartier de l'Innovation (QI)

Innovation Lab / Fonds de Solidarité FTQ / Quartier de l'Innovation (QI)

Application submission period:

  • Currently closed, for the group from March 1 to August 31, 2018.

  • The application period for the next group will soon be announced.

To fulfill a need expressed by the Montréal entrepreneurial community, the Innovation Lab, Fonds de Solidarité FTQ and QI will host businesses in the pre-commercialization stage that can not afford to rent a workspace. The Fonds de Solidarité FTQ and QI wish to support these entrepreneurs during this essential stage of their development. The space is not an acceleration program, nor is it an official support system.

The lab’s goals:

  • Allow businesses to focus on commercializing their products and expanding their business without having to deal with issues related to renting a workspace.
  • Offer businesses the necessary support to reach their 6-month expansion goal (access to a network, contact creation, etc.)

Selection criteria:

  • Businesses in the pre-commercialization stage (product or service validated and acquiring first clients)
  • Need for a maximum of 6 workstations
  • Partners can support businesses in their short-term goals
  • Businesses enhance the environment offered by Impact Hub

General offer:

  • Maximum of 6 workstations furnished by the business (if there is a need for more, stations are available at Impact Hub at a low price)
  • Access to conference rooms with audiovisual equipment
  • Fibre optic internet from Videotron
  • Printer and fax service (by card)
  • Access to a kitchenette (fridge, micro-wave, etc.) and free tea and coffee

About QI:

QI offer:

  • Close collaboration based on meeting your short-term goals (including privileged contact creation)
  • Entry in our startup index on our website
  • Article on your business on our website and social media
  • Free invitations to our activities (Mat’inno, QI Connexion, etc.)
  • Access to Deloitte administrative and fiscal support (10 hours max.)
  • Access to training offered by Deloitte (details to come)

About the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ:

Fonds de Solidarité FTQ offer:

  • Invitation to come present the business to the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ investment team
  • Access to the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ donor partner and partner company network

About Impact Hub:

Impact Hub offer:

  • Privileged access to 102 Impact Hub workspaces in more than 50 countries
  • Contact creation with local networks for businesses ready to export
  • Free access to all our events (training, workshops, networking)
  • Free access to the Little Burgundy Sports Center pool (2 min. away on foot)
  • Promotion of good news via our newsletter, website and social media
  • Full membership to our community of innovators

Selection process:

A committee made up of partners will receive submissions, after which pre-selected businesses will be contacted for a meeting to establish how we can help reach your goals in practical terms.

Deadline: January 19th, 11:59 p.m.

For any questions, please contact Christine Desmarais, Project Manager at the Quartier de l'Innovation, at 438 387-3347, extension 204, or by email at: cdesmarais [at]