14 October 2021
Sherbrooke Innopole and Inno-centre Join Forces to Propel Sherbrooke’s Innovative SMEs
PRESS RELEASE – Sherbrooke Innopole announces a partnership agreement with Inno-centre, Canada’s largest business accelerator, to boost the development and growth of innovative SMEs in Sherbrooke through 2nd-line specialized assistance.
The innovative SMEs that will benefit from Inno-centre’s assistance will get access to a large bank of hours of sectoral consulting services based on their needs, from marketing to human resources, funding, securing strategic partnership agreements, etc.
This assistance, provided in tandem with Sherbrooke Innopole, is offered to eligible businesses from the five key sectors – Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technologies, Cleantech, Life Sciences, and Micro-Nanotechnologies – thanks to the financial participation of the City of Sherbrooke’s economic development agency.
“Thanks to this partnership – our 2nd with Inno-centre – we ensure access to a complementary tool to support Sherbrooke’s innovative SMEs, enabling them to leverage Inno-centre’s expertise, combined with that of Sherbrooke Innopole’s team of professionals, to meet their business objectives and address growth challenges that have been compounded by COVID-19,” explained Sylvain Durocher, Executive Director of Sherbrooke Innopole.
“Inno-centre is proud to be associated with such a successful economic development organization. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Sherbrooke Innopole and together, we will contribute to the success of innovative businesses in the region. We are convinced that this collaboration will be beneficial to the development of Sherbrooke’s SMEs,” stated Claude Martel, President and CEO of Inno-centre.
For over 30 years, Inno-centre has been providing business advice to innovative SMEs at various stages of their development. Its team of more than 125 advisors works with more than 500 companies each year throughout Quebec from its offices in Quebec City and Montreal. For more information, visit www.inno-centre.com
About Sherbrooke Innopole
Sherbrooke Innopole is the paramunicipal economic development organization for the industrial and high-value-added services sector. Its mission is to accelerate the development of companies from the five key sectors – Advanced Manufacturing, Cleantech, Information Technologies, Life Sciences and Micro-Nanotechnologies – and ensure that Sherbrooke has an attractive and innovative business environment. It is mainly financed by the City of Sherbrooke through the Bureau de coordination du développement économique. www.sherbrooke-innopole.com
Sources: Inno-centre and Sherbrooke Innopole
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