What is a key sector?


A key sector is an industrial sector strategically linked to economic development. It includes businesses and research institutions that form an ecosystem leading to jobs, innovation, and collective wealth.

From a strategic perspective of cluster development, Sherbrooke’s industrial and high-value-added services sector has been divided into five key sectors.  These were identified based on the critical mass in research and the number of industries and jobs related to them.

The skills and expertise associated with the key sectors make Sherbrooke stand out and give it tremendous potential for technological innovation and transfer, economic development, job creation, and wealth growth.

All the businesses in Sherbrooke’s greater industrial and high-value-added services sector are in one of these key sectors. Private and public research centres, specialized consulting services, and industrial distributors linked to the value chain of each sector are also part of them, creating complete and vibrant ecosystems.

Sherbrooke Innopole’s mandate ends on March 31, 2024. We invite you to contact Entreprendre Sherbrooke or the Service du développement économique of the Ville de Sherbrooke for further services.
Thank you to all Sherbrooke industrial and technological businesses, as well as to all our partners for the trust granted since 2009!