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Biotech, Business environment, CRO/CMO, Manufacturing

BIOQuébec is committed to supporting Québec’s biotechnology and life sciences industry. The whole sector creates wealth and specialized jobs, is focused on innovation and marketing, and is dedicated to improving everyone’s health and quality of life.

Anie Perrault
Executive Director
+1 450 522-0615

Biotech City
Biotech, Business environment

The Biotech City is a Biotechnology and Life Sciences hub located in the Greater Montreal. It includes world renowned biopharmaceutical firms and research institutes and employs more than 5,000 individuals.

Jean-Marc Juteau, Ph.D.
+1 450 978-6888 ext. 5066

Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA)
Business environment, Pharma

The Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA) represents a dynamic group of companies who specialize in the production of high quality, affordable generic prescription medicines and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its members and the 11,000 Canadians who work in its industry play a vital role in the economy and support a sustainable health-care system by providing Canadians with safe, effective, affordable prescription medicines.

Eric Lamoureux
Director, Quebec
+1 514 566-7068

Partnering, R&D

CATALIS Quebec is a non-profit organization with a government mandate to mobilize and coordinate, in a neutral and agile manner, a large network of over 50 public-private partners. Together, they strive to optimize the clinical research environment in Quebec to accelerate the development of innovative treatments for patients.

Danika Laberge
+1 514 766-6661

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS)
Artificial Intelligence, Digital Health, Medtech, Partnering, R&D

The mission of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, which reports to the Minister of Economy and Innovation, is to support health research in order to foster Quebecers’ wellness. Its mandate is to promote and financially support this research, share knowledge and train researchers, as well as establish partnerships necessary for the development of Québec’s research and innovation system and advance the research internationally.

Michelle Dubuc
Chief of Communications,
Communications and Knowledge mobilisation
+1 514 873-2114 ext. 1235

Genome Quebec
Partnering, R&D

Génome Québec’s mission is to catalyze the development and excellence of genomics research and promote its integration and democratization. It is a pillar of the Québec bioeconomy and contributes to Québec’s influence and its social and sustainable development.

Marie-Kym Brisson
Vice President, Strategic Development and Public Affairs
+1 514 398-0668 ext. 220

Innovative Medicine Canada
Business environment, Pharma

Innovative Medicine Canada represents 41 companies, from established organizations to fledgling startups, all of whom are revolutionizing healthcare through the discovery and development of new medicines and vaccines.

Frederic Alberro
Director, Quebec
+1 514 241-7784

Investissement Quebec
Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, Business environment, CRO/CMO, Digital Health, Investment, Manufacturing, Medtech, Partnering, Pharma, R&D

Investissement Québec is the go-to partner for international businesses thinking of locating to Québec. Its team of experts provides the full range of services needed to set up in Québec and make a venture a long-term success.

Roch Paquette
Specialized Advisor, Foreign Affairs
+1 438 469-4168

Medtech Canada
Business environment, Medtech

Representing approximately 100 medtech companies (ranging from Canadian-owned to multinationals), Medtech Canada works closely with the federal and provincial-territorial governments, health professionals, patients, and other stakeholders to deliver a patient-centered, safe, accessible, innovative and sustainable, universal healthcare system supported by the use of medical technology.

Benoit Larose
+1 514 217-1167

Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation (MEI)
Business environment, Investment, Partnering

The Ministry's mission is to support business growth, entrepreneurship, science, innovation, export trade, and investment. It also advises the Government with a view to favouring economic development in every region of Québec, in a perspective of job creation, economic prosperity, and sustainable development.

Vanessa Marsan
Team Manager,
Direction of Life Sciences and Foreign Investment
+1 514 499-2199

Montréal International
Business environment, Investment, Partnering

As Greater Montréal’s economic promotion agency, Montréal International (MI) has contributed to building Greater Montréal’s international reputation and prosperity by acting as a driving force for economic development. Its mandate is to attract direct foreign investment, international organizations, entrepreneurs, talented workers, and international students to the region.

Stéphanie Doyle
Director, Business Development,
Life Sciences & Health Technologies
- Foreign Investments
+1 514 987-9312

Montréal InVivo
Biotech, Business environment, CRO/CMO, Medtech

Montréal InVivo is the Greater Montréal's Life Sciences and Health Technology Cluster (LSHT), a non-profit organization for economic development. It aims to create a business environment that fosters innovation and development of public and private organizations in the LSHT sector.

Véronique Rochefort
Project Coordinator and Communications
+1 514 987-9387

Québec International
Artificial Intelligence, Business environment, Investment, Partnering

Québec International contributes to the economic development and international standing of the Québec City area. As a regional economic development agency, Québec International fosters business growth, supports key industry clusters, and attracts foreign talent and investment.

Carol Gilbert
Senior Director – Foreign Investment
+1 418 681-9700

Québec Vitae
Business environment, Partnering

Québec VITAE brings together the business, financial, and research players as well as public decision makers while striving for the development of the region Life Sciences and Health Technologies (LSHT) sector. This cluster contributes to the sector's and Québec's reach by attracting capital into the Québec City region, developing state-of-the-art structures, and ensuring the creation and growth of innovative and prosperous businesses.

Christophe Manhes
+1 418 681-9700

Sherbrooke Innopole
Artificial Intelligence, Business environment, CRO/CMO, Investment, Medtech, Partnering

Sherbrooke Innopole is Sherbrooke’s economic development organization. We bolster the implementation and growth of companies in five key sectors: Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Cleantech, Information Technologies, and Micro-Nanotechnologies. Sherbrooke’s Life Sciences ecosystem—University Pole, research centres, Espace LABz (multi-tenant scientific building offering lab and office spaces), Espace TI, incubators and accelerators, and innovative businesses—is well positioned as a world-class hub. According to a 2018 CFIB report, Sherbrooke is the 2nd best place in Canada to start a business. We have five investment funds which provide a continuum of capital to innovative businesses of our key sectors, from seed funding to growth capital. We offer a range of turnkey implementation services and an interesting soft-landing program for establishing a business in Sherbrooke, your gateway to the North American market.

Martine Courtemanche
Director, Business Services – Life Sciences and Micro-Nanotechnologies
+1 819 821-5577 ext. 131