Montreal Ecosystem launches 2 new Incubators

21 September 2020

Our Montreal Ecosystem has been busy over the summer and have launch 2 new incubators

CQIB Life Science Incubator : Known as a “life sciences incubator,” the CQIB is located in a repurposed research facility on Cartier Blvd. West in the heart of Laval’s thriving Cité de la Bio-Technologie district. It offers mentoring services not just to enterprises across Quebec, but also around the world.  Founded in 1995 by the Institut national de recherche scientifique (INRS) and the City of Laval, this incubator is located in the heart of Laval’s high-tech science park. It is the only business incubator that specializes in biotechnology in Quebec and the first life sciences incubator in Canada. (

CIRTES : located within the Hôpital du Sacré Cœur de Montreal, will provide businesses and the RSSS with a range of services, including:

– A living laboratory where these technologies are thought out, developed, tested and validated by clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs and users in a hospital center offering all ranges of care to all segments of the population;

– A place where companies can respond to specific issues raised by healthcare teams or assess the technologies they have developed in a real environment;

– A team of professionals and ecosystem partners supporting companies from assessing the relevance of their innovation to commercialization;

– A training environment for professionals and healthcare teams in new technologies to facilitate their adoption.

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