By actively and rapidly investing in new high tech companies, Innovatech contributes to economic development and diversification as well as the creation of a true homegrown scientific and entrepreneurial culture.

Given its scientific expertise and the care it takes in validating technological and financial ventures, Innovatech is uniquely positioned to play an important role as a front line catalyst in the development of high tech companies.

Innovatech is the largest technological venture capital team in Eastern Québec. Our experienced scientific and financial specialists work closely with top-ranking international experts to validate the quality and technological strength of our partner companies.

Technological sectors involved

Innovatech Québec helps finance technological innovations in the following fields:

  • Information Technologies
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Life Sciences
  • Advanced Applied Technologies

A financial partner in tune with your needs

Innovatech financially supports innovative technology projects from the research and development stage to first round financing or subsequent rounds, up to a maximum of $5 million per company.

  • Up to $250,000 to transfer research results
  • From $250,000 to $2,500,000 for the first round
  • Up to $5,000,000 for subsequent rounds

Adaptable and flexible financial tools

From its set of financial tools, Innovatech chooses those that are best adapted to the stage of business development:

  • Participating shares
  • Convertible debenture
  • Nonconvertible debt

A solid network

Having Innovatech as a financial partner not only ensures your company’s development, but also offers recognition from the financial sector of your project’s technological worth. It is also the opportunity to ally your company with some 80 other high tech Innovatech partner companies and come in contact with a wide network of experienced advisors, researchers, and administrators.

Submitting an application

To submit an application, an entrepreneur located in the territory that Innovatech Québec serves must write a business plan stressing the following:

  • The quality of the technology
  • The technology’s competitive advantage
  • The market potential
  • The project’s feasibility
  • The development strategy
  • The quality of the team

To quickly determine if your project is eligible, contact your sector’s investment manager by email or phone.

Fernand Labrie
Chairman of the Board
Centre de recherche en endocrinologie moléculaire et oncologie de l’Université Laval
Centre de recherche du CHUL

Chantal Blouin
Chief executive officer
Centre Recyclage informatique inc.

Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux
Investissement Québec Subsidiaries

Claude Pinault
Associate Deputy Minister
Office of the National Capital Region

Christyne Tremblay
Assistant Deputy Minister
Policy and Crown Corporation Division
Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation

Chantal Brunet
President and Chief Executive Officer
Innovatech Quebec