Key sectors

Life Sciences

From the idea to the patient-client

The Life Sciences key sector in Sherbrooke benefits from groundbreaking businesses and a diversified research sector with access to world-class infrastructure. The concentration of key players is conducive to the execution of comprehensive research projects, from fundamental or basic research to pre-clinical and clinical research, and the patient-client phase.


of businesses


of jobs

3 126

Flagship sectors

Sherbrooke has an innovative, engaged, and ingenious entrepreneurial spirit in several sub-sectors of the Life Sciences:

  • Digital medical and therapeutical instruments/equipment
  • Pre-clinical and clinical research
  • Nutraceutical, dermaceutical, and therapeutic products
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Sectoral partners
Medtech Canada

R&D infrastructure

Espace LABz, multi-tenant science centre

Located in the core of the Sherbrooke Science Park, near key players in Life Sciences research and the industry, Espace LABz is a multi-tenant space with private and shared labs.

Espace LABz mainly hosts high-tech product and service businesses and public research and development institutions.

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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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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 Séminaire de Sherbrooke Université de Sherbrooke

Contact your expert

Martine Courtemanche

Director, Business Services – Life Sciences and Micro-Nanotechnologies

819 821-5577 ext. 131
819 239-6850