The Quartier de l’Innovation, located in the heart of Montréal, is an innovation ecosystem that aims to increase the city’s creative potential. It was launched in May 2013 by the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and McGill University, with subsequent backing from Concordia University and l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM).
QI considers itself to be federative. In this respect, it favours and emphasizes support for partnerships and the implementation of means for bringing players in economic development (business, academic, scientific, artistic, social, and cultural) and local residents closer together. Its mission is to create favourable conditions for establishing ideas.
It offers a continuum between investors and businesses throughout the marketing of their innovations, the consolidation of a vibrant business community, and the creation of a sense of belonging that encourages multi-disciplinary interactions