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Québec Vitae

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.

Justin Mallet, Ph.D. M.B.A.
Business Development Director – Life Sciences
+1 418 906-7790

Biotech City

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.

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

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.

Frederic Alberro
+1 514 241-7784

Medtech Canada

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.

Benoit Larose
+1 514-217-1167

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.

Eric Lamoureux
Director - Quebec
+1 514 566-7068

Sherbrooke Innopole

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.

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

Quebec International

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.

Thierry Champagne
Managing Director – Foreign Direct Investment
+ 1 418 681-9700 x 238

Montreal InVivo

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.

Catherine Villeneuve
Communications Manager
+1 514 987-9387

Montréal International

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.

Christelle Fasano, PharmD
Director, Business Development
Life Sciences and Health Technologies
+1 514 987-9312

Genome Quebec

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.

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

Investissement Quebec

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.

Santiago Bravo
Projects Director
+1 514 876-9354

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.

Alliance santé Québec (AsQ)
Raymond Poirier
Manager, Business Development and Partnerships – Sustainable Health
+1 418 656-2131 ext. 408870

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.

Michelle Dubuc
Chief of Communications
+1 514 873-2114 ext. 1235


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.

Annie-Claude Lalonde
Conseillère sectorielle responsable des missions et de la promotion
+1 514 499-2199 ext. 3741


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.

Anie Perrault, LL.L, ASC
Executive director
+1 450 522-0615