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Québec VITAE brings together the business, financial and research players in the Life Sciences & Health Tech sector of the Québec City area. This niche contributes to the sector's and Québec's reach by attracting capital into the region, developing state-of-the-art structures and ensuring the creation and growth of innovative and prosperous businesses.
The Biotech City is a biotechnology and life sciences hub of the Metropolitan Montreal including world renowned biopharmaceutical firms and research institutes employing more than 5,000 individuals.
Innovative Medicine Canada
Represents Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry, helping its members discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines and vaccines. Guided by a strict Code of Ethical Practices, Innovative Medicine Canada works with governments, insurance companies, healthcare professionals and stakeholders to advance the field and enhance the wellbeing of Canadians.
Medtech Canada is the national association representing Canada's innovative medical technology industry. 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.
Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA)
The Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association represents a dynamic group of companies who specialize in the production of high quality, affordable generic prescription medicines and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Members and the 11,000 Canadians who work in the industry play a vital role in the economy and support a sustainable health-care system by providing Canadians with safe, effective, affordable prescription medicines.
Sherbrooke Innopole is the Ville de Sherbrooke’s economic development organization to 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) and innovative businesses, is well positioned as a world class hub. According to 2018 CFIB report, Sherbrooke is the 2nd best place in Canada to start a business.
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 (Life Sciences, Food and nutrition, Smart and Green Building, Digital Art & Interactive Entertainment) and attracts foreign talent and investment.
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.
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.
Genome Quebec’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.
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.
Alliance santé Québec (AsQ)
Alliance santé Québec has rallied key actors and the population of the Greater Québec City area around an ambitious plan to maximize the impact of research and innovation on the health and well-being of the population, healthcare and social services ecosystem, and regional economy. By pooling their strengths and expertise, Université Laval, healthcare and social service institutions, as well as social, economic, municipal, and associative actors aim at transforming the area into an epicentre of excellence in sustainable health, forging closer links in the process between basic, clinical, and population-based research and facilitating the transfer of knowledge and innovations in clinical practice and public health.
The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS)
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.
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.
BIOQuébec is committed to supporting Québec’s biotechnology and life sciences industry, which creates wealth and specialized jobs, is focused on innovation and marketing, and is dedicated to improving everyone’s health and quality of life.