Conseil de l'innovation du Québec

Develop innovation within Québec’s businesses and society

About us

Created in December 2020 at the initiative of Québec’s Ministry of Economy and Innovation, the Conseil de l’innovation du Québec (the Conseil) was given the mission of boosting innovation within Québec’s businesses and society. In announcing the creation of the Conseil, the minister also made official the appointment of Luc Sirois as director general of the new organization and chief innovator of Québec.

Acting primarily as an advisory committee, with the support of a team of permanent staff, its members advise the minister on strategies to propel our innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems as well as to multiply their economic and social spin-offsbenefits in key sectors for Québec’s future.

Accelerate innovation in Québec

The team at the Conseil de l’innovation du Québec supports businesses in the province to accelerate their innovation projects by referring them directly to the required expertise and/or funding opportunities that meet their needs.

Mandate of the Conseil de l’innovation du Québec

The mission of the Conseil de l’innovation du Québec is divided into four parts.

Advise the government and other actors to continuously update relevant policies, strategies and programs.

Promote innovation and stimulate a culture of innovation within companies and institutions that support them and Québec society.

Boost business performance, share know-how and provide support with a focus on referrals

Inform the ministry’s decisions through data and analysis, objective performance measures, studies, relevant analyses and collective intelligence.

Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - Luc Sirois, Innovateur en chef du Québec

Luc Sirois

Chief innovator

As chief innovator, I advise the Minister of Economy and Innovation on the challenges and opportunities related to innovation. I am strongly supported by the experience and know-how of the Conseil’s members. Together, we are directing efforts and resources to achieve a vision for an innovative, green and prosperous Québec. Ambition, creativity, boldness and collaboration are what drive this vision.

With the help of my team, I contribute to driving Québec’s innovation ecosystem, while encouraging creativity, cooperation and collaboration and mobilizing stakeholders. I also help promote the culture of innovation and showcase the excellence of the ecosystem’s experts, talents and players.

Members of the Conseil

The members of the Conseil are Québec leaders from both the public and private sectors who are recognized for their strategic vision and their ability to stimulate innovation in Québec.

Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - Sophie D’Amours Rectrice de l’Université Laval Présidente du Conseil de l’innovation du Québec
Sophie D’Amours
Rector of Université Laval
President of the Conseil
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - Béatrice Alain Directrice générale Chantier de l’Économie Sociale - membre du CA du RQIS
Béatrice Alain
Executive Director
Chantier de l’Économie Sociale – member of the BOD of the RQIS
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - Richard Chénier Directeur général de Centech
Richard Chénier
Executive Director of Centech
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - Muriel Dubois Vice-présidente Sollio, groupe Coopératif
Muriel Dubois
Vice-President of Sollio Groupe Coopératif
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - Germain Lamonde Président exécutif et Fondateur de EXFO
Germain Lamonde
Executive Chairman and Founder of EXFO
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - Kathy Malas Adjointe au PDG, Pôle Innovation & IA santé du CHUM
Kathy Malas
Associate to the President
Pole of Innovation & AI Health of CHUM
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - David Murray, Vice-président exécutif Transformation, Excellence opérationnelle & Technologies de l’information
David Murray
Executive Vice President Transformation
Operational Excellence & Information Technology
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - mot-clé principal - courte description
Sylvie Pinsonnault
Première vice-présidente,
Stratégies et solutions d’affaires de Investissements Québec
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - Rémi Quirion, Scientifique en chef du Québec
Rémi Quirion
Chief Scientist of Québec
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - Frantz Saintellemy, Président et chef de l’exploitation de LeddarTech.
Frantz Saintellemy
President and Chief Operating Officer of LeddarTech
Fondateur du Groupe 3737.
Chancelier de l’Université de Montréal
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - Chantal Trépanier, Associée et membre du CA de SIM/Cognibox
Chantal Trépanier
Partner and Member of the Board of Directors of SIM Cognibox

Invited members

Invited members play the role of observers during meetings of the Conseil’s members.

Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - Mathieu Gervais, Sous-ministre adjoint à la science et à l’innovation du ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation
Mathieu Gervais
Assistant Deputy Minister for Science and Innovation, Ministry of Economy and Innovation
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - Luc Sirois - Innovateur en chef du Québec
Luc Sirois
Chief Innovator
Invited member of the Conseil

Our team

Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - Fabrice Briatte -
Fabrice Briatte
Director, Innovation Training Advice
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - Loick -
Loick-Alexandre Gautier
Senior Director, Institut de l’innovation
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - Fabrice Briatte - Directeur conseil et formation en innovation
Benoit Labbé
Director, Partnerships and Ecosystems
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - mot-clé principal
Isabelle Vézina
Senior Director, Innovation and Operations
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - mot-clé principal
Julie Dionne
Innovation Advisor
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - mot-clé principal
Romain Lortille Bruel
Innovation Advisor
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - mot-clé principal
Zohra Mezzar
Assistant to Luc Sirois
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - mot-clé principal
Nancy Morin
Project Officer
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - mot-clé principal
Myriam Nouri
Research Coordinator
Conseil d'innovation du Québec - À propos - Sophie D'Amours, rectrice de l'Université Laval et présidente du Conseil de l'innovation
Charline Poher
Communications Coordinator

Our team is available to discuss with you!

Conseil de l'innovation du Québec - À propos - Femme avec lunettes

Accelerate innovation in Québec

The team at the Conseil de l’innovation du Québec supports businesses in the province to accelerate their innovation projects by referring them directly to the expertise and funding opportunities that meet their needs.