CQIB_Final-11.jpg

ECONOMIC 

IMPACTS

OF THE CQIB 

500M$

of capital raised

1000

Scientific jobs

25

Years of experience in incubation and acceleration

100

Incubated

companies

100M$

Income companies

An inspiring business model

THE CQIB MODEL IS RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY
In 2002, the CQIB won the highest international recognition for incubators, the "Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year", awarded by the International Business Innovation Association (INBIA), an organization bringing together over 1,200 business incubators, from 62 countries.
In 2013, the CQIB was awarded as well "Best Canadian Incubator" at the Backbone Innovation summits, a Canadian event, where young tech companies present to a panel of experts.

Proven successes in life sciences

Over the years, the CQIB has fostered the growth of more than 100 companies in life sciences and medical technologies 

What do these startups have in common ?

A passion for innovation, the desire to improve quality of life and the desire to promote research and discovery in Quebec

Their key success factors:

Research infrastructure, collaboration, strategic and operational advice, particularly in financing and commercialization, are the keys to success offered by the CQIB. Its environment supports ambition for enterprising in large-scale projects, or exports.

A word from our stakeholders

START YOUR BUSINESS IN LIFE SCIENCES OR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
« The CQIB is an excellent turnkey solution for start-ups (...) What we have learned in such a short time is invaluable in terms of relationship building and professional presentation. Our relationship with the CQIB has greatly contributed to the success and growth of our New World Laboratories »
- Mr. Eric Ahlfors, CEO and scientific director
SOFT LANDING IN CANADA
« It was only at the CQIB that we found the high-tech equipment necessary for our research. In addition, its location offers access to an abundance of good researchers, thanks to the four universities in the region » 
- Richard Andrews, CEO and exécutive director of  Azitra, USA

Choosing the CQIB and its advantages

  • Integrate into a stimulating environment in the city of Biotech:                                                              More than 100 companies, 11 research centers and $3 billion in investments.
  • Forge strategic links with key players in the life sciences, such as Roche Diagnostics, Servier, GSK, Bausch Health, Charles River, Sanofi, among others.
  • Benefit from the resource of the National Institut for Scientific Research (INRS), Center Armand-Frappier. More than 47 professor-researchers, 160 students and postdoctoral fellows.  
  • Take advantage of 13,000 sf (2,500 m2) of laboratories with preclinical facilities and high-end best-in-class equipment. 
 
  • Benefit from consulting and advisory services based on more than 25 years of experience in incubating and accelerating businesses in the life sciences. 
 
  • Access the National Center for Experimental Biotechnology (CNBE) with 78 multifunctional accommodation rooms in BPA certified facilities. 
 
  • Evolve in a business environment valued by the municipal, regional and provincial political class.
«Quebec is a fertile ground of expertise and innovation in the life sciences. It promotes entrepreneurship and career development in this flagship sector of our economy.
 
Our government is working closely with the industry to create a sustainable business environment. 
 
This involves support for organizations which, like the CQIB, stimulate innovation and promote the growth and competitiveness of life science companies»
- Pierre Fitzgibbon, minister of Health and Social Services and Minister responsible for the Lanaudière region, formerly Minster of the Economy and Innovation

About

Reservations

Members

Help

Events
News
Contact

Quebec Center for Innovation in Biotechnology (CQIB)

500 Boulevard Cartier O, Laval, QC H7V 5B7

The CQIB is an incubator for life sciences companies, providing laboratories, offices and a park of advanced scientific equipment

  • LinkedIn

“Nothing will work unless you do”.

-Maya Angelou-
2020 © Centre Québécois d’Innovation en Biotechnologie (CQIB). All rights reserved
Terms and conditions
Cookies policy
Privacy Policy