Key sectors

Quantum and Information Technology

A vibrant, connected sector

The Information and Quantum Technologies key sector is experiencing outstanding growth in Sherbrooke. IT research and industry—from startups to multinational corporations—benefit from a qualified, creative, and bilingual workforce, as well as cutting-edge R&D infrastructure to support innovation.


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of jobs

2 453

Flagship sectors

Sherbrooke’s IT industry is booming, with expertise in varied sectors:

  • Computer equipment, servers, and hardware
  • Telecommunications and computer networks
  • Video games and techno-creative arts
  • IT services and software development
  • Web and e-commerce
  • Edtech and Fintech
  • Cloud computing
  • Network security
  • Connected objects
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R&D infrastructure

Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation

Located in the Innovation Park, the Institut interdisciplinaire d’innovation technologique (3IT) features an exceptional research and innovation ecosystem, open to collaboration among researchers, students, research professionals, businesses, and public and private organizations.

The 3IT has a cutting-edge infrastructure and specialized resources in design, prototyping, and assessment for launching and maturing technologies in strategic sectors such as:

  • Medical technologies
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Transportation
  • Energy
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Productique Québec

Productique Québec is a technological transfer college centre affiliated with the Cégep de Sherbrooke. The organization assists manufacturing businesses in enhancing their productivity through digital technologies.

Productique Québec offers:

  • Digital diagnosis
  • Technical support
  • Applied research
  • Training
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Sherbrooke offers a range of education options, including vocational, college, and university programs. Many institutions also offer:

  • programs of studies with work internships—an opportunity to welcome dynamic new employees!
  • a continuing education component for businesses/employees.
Educational institutions
Centre de formation professionnelle 24-Juin Cégep de Sherbrooke Séminaire de Sherbrooke Université de Sherbrooke École NAD-UQAC

Contact your expert

Marc-Henri Faure

Director, Business Services – Quantum and Information Technology

819 578-7258
819 821-5577 ext. 130