About CQIB

22 years of success!

CQIB is a business incubator specializing in life sciences and health technologies. It operates out of the City of Biotechnology and Human Health in Laval but also offers its mentoring services across Quebec and abroad.

A combined initiative of LAVAL TECHNOPOLE and the INRS, CQIB was created in 1995 and receives financial support from institutional partners, the governments of Canada and Quebec, and the City of Laval.

An team handles CQIB’s operations and manages the Laval Biotechnology Development Centre (LBDC). As well, some thirty consultants in the CQIB network offer their expertise to resident companies.

As a member of numerous business and technology networks both in Canada and abroad, CQIB can open doors for early-stage companies. These networks also provide invaluable knowledge that CQIB uses to continually fine-tune its business model.

Since 1995, the incubator has contributed to the start-up of 50 businesses employing over 700 people and generating upwards of $70 million in sales.


« The top-tier technical and organizational support of CQIB has contributed, to a large extent, to the set up and the growth of the company.. »

- Mark Kaufmann, President Allostera Pharma inc.




Gouvernement du Québec Développement économique Canada pour les régions du Québec

Partners and Sponsors

  • Biotech City
  • I4B
  • Univalor
  • Laval Technopole
  • Ville de Laval
  • RBC Financial Group
  • Praxair
  • Nova Vision
  • INRS University
  • Fisher Scientific Canada
  • CLD de Laval