To foster a one-of-a-kind innovation ecosystem in which experimentation and collaboration between academics, entrepreneurs and residents generate benefits for society.
To be a world-class urban laboratory for experimentation.
The QI district encompasses the neighbourhoods of Griffintown and Little Burgundy and is bounded by René-Lévesque Boulevard and the Lachine Canal to the north and south, and by McGill Street and Atwater Avenue to the east and west (including Silo No. 5 and the Wellington Basin).
The power of our network
Our knowledge of the Quebec innovation community is all-encompassing :
involved in our projects
support our organization
ÉTS, McGill, Concordia and UQÀM
are part of our network
in our innovation ecosystem
collaborate with us
involved in our liaison group
Our international reputation
- Over 65 national and international delegations have visited the QI since 2013
- Member of the Global Institute on Innovation Districts (GIID) network
- Bilateral agreement with Wallonia-Brussels International
Our four pillars
Being a meeting place of the arts and promoting the emergence and democratization of social and cultural activities
Becoming a benchmark in innovation by creating a diversified high-quality living environment that respects the area’s cultural and heritage legacy
Talent pool access and collaboration with universities and research centres
Attracting new businesses, bringing innovators together, and facilitating networking between startups and businesses, whether big or small
Our strategic fields of action
We offer the only open-air experimentation area in Montréal for testing prototypes of products and/or projects.
DEMOCRATIZING COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION
We showcase Montréal’s innovation through our activities and our initiatives, making it accessible and visible.
CULTIVATING STRATEGIC CONNECTIONS
We facilitate meetings between small and large companies that generate business opportunities.
MEET OUR TEAM
A team of dynamic enthusiasts is at the helm of the Quartier de l'Innovation. Contact us!
Our board members
Our joint board of directors is composed of high-level managers from the economic, entrepreneurial and academic sectors. The variety of talents found within the concerted expertise of our board allows us to act directly and effectively on all of the aspects that shape the four central development pillars of the Quartier de l'Innovation: urban, business and entrepreneurship, education and research, as well as social and cultural.
President, Deloitte Quebec and Vice Chair, Deloitte Canada
Chief Executive Officer, Nüvü Camēras Inc
Managing Partner, Teralys Capital
CEO, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
President and Vice-Chancellor, Concordia University
Founding Partner and Lawyer, BCF LLP
membre du conseil de la faculté Schulich, Université McGill
Rector, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
General Manager KIS’M Holdings and Representative, Arsenal Contemporary Art
Associate Vice-Principal, Innovation and Partnerships, McGill University
Founding Partner and General Manager, EERS
General Partner, Real Ventures
President, Gestion immobilière Quo Vadis Inc.
Director, Economic Development, Ville de Montréal
Regional Director, Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation