Québec City: the right place to innovate in artificial intelligence

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Made in Québec City

Discover why so many artificial intelligence companies chose the City of Québec to develop their world-renowned innovations !

 Chris Coetzee, Technology Leader, Industry 4.0 at the Optel Group, and Frantz Saintellemy, President and Chief Operating Officer at LeddarTech will show you how Québec City was a decisive factor in their successes.

Inspirational successes


“We need to train more artificial intelligence experts. Places like Laval University, which already have a research group and AI expertise that form a major critical mass, are an example of where Québec needs to invest to be involved in the industry. What’s more, Québec City already has a strong industrial ecosystem that includes expertise in robotics, vision, and more—fields that complement AI solutions. This makes the area a prime destination within the sector.” Yoshua Bengio, Scientific Director, MILA – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute

Why choose the Québec City area, in Canada, for your project?

  • Real-world data to stay ahead of the competition

    We can process real-world data from highly accurate sensors operating in real-world conditions to ensure systems perform perfectly.

  • Specific programs to train the next generation

    Laval University is just one of many universities offering programs like a Master’s of Information Technology – Artificial Intelligence. The program includes an internship with professionals in the field, ensuring that knowledge is transferred from researchers to businesses.

  • Research expertise to deepen our understanding of AI

    Nearly 50 researchers are active in data processing and applied algorithms for cognitive sciences, industry 4.0, robotics, bioinformatics, artificial vision and more.

  • AI applications in a variety of markets to enhance innovation

    More than 80 companies, including some 20 foreign subsidiaries, are producing or using AI solutions in their everyday business. They are using AI in industries like health, industry, insurance and financial services, marketing and entertainment.

  • Financial aid to help you start up and grow

    The City of Québec has implemented several unique financing programs to support the introduction and growth of companies. Among others, these programs help companies reduce their R&D infrastructure costs.

  • Strong IT infrastructures to apply

    TélécTelecommunications, data centres, supercalculators, 5G… Québec City has an excellent environment to develop your AI solutions.

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