Innovation

Help the industry become more innovative by encouraging entrepreneurship, the integration of new technologies and the development of an innovation culture at every level of the company's’ value chain.

Strategic priorities

  1. Support: Maximize partnerships between innovation centres and companies to facilitate organizational diagnosis and implementation of innovative solutions.
  2. Financing: Communicate and facilitate access to the financial resources needed to launch innovative projects.
  3. Entrepreneurship and succession: Lead, promote, support and mentor the sector’s future workers and entrepreneurs.
  4. Research and development: Promote, celebrate and accelerate research and development in innovation.
  5. Communication and recognition: Spread good business practices, promote innovative initiatives and foster a collaborative culture of innovation within the industry.

Consult work progress reports

Vacancy
Working Group President, Innovation

List of Working Group members (as of August 10, 2017)

  • Louis-Bernard Asselin, Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation – Québec (MESI)
  • Marilyne Baril, MARIGOLD par Marilyne Baril
  • Louis Bibeau (Karine Bibeau), Logistik Unicorp
  • Pierre Boucher, Vêtements Peerless
  • Alain Boudreault, Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain (CCMM)
  • Myriam Cannon, Groupe Mark Edwards
  • Philippe Cantin (Stéphanie Aubin), Conseil canadien du commerce du détail (CCCD)
  • Rino Côté (Marie-Josée Doyon), Cirque du Soleil
  • Roberto De Palma, Les Confections Stroma
  • Anne De Shalla, Diffusion Griff
  • Christine Desmarais, Quartier de l’innovation de Montréal
  • Roméo Di Liello-Roberge, la Vie en Rose
  • Katia Dion, Agence Ka
  • Rim Elias, Eläma
  • Audrey Favre, Groupe CTT
  • Gabrielle Ferland, Trends Connection
  • Linda Fortier, Fortier & Co.
  • Louis Gourdeau, Fonds de Solidarité FTQ
  • Paulette Kaci, Vestechpro, Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • Marie-Pier Lalli, Lalli
  • Geneviève Lefebvre, CEFRIO
  • Christian Lefebvre, Lowell MTL / LEF Industries
  • Ariane Lessard, ROYER
  • Daniel Lieberman, LAMOUR
  • Alain Michaud, PwC
  • François-Xavier Michaud, Michaud Michaud
  • Carolyne Parent, Le Coffret de Rachel
  • Hicham Ratnani, Frank + Oak
  • François-Xavier Robert, Quartz Co.
  • Julie Rollet, Nathan Kong
  • Clément Sabourin, Portfranc
  • Andréanne Simon, InterTrade Systems
  • Elizabeth Stefanka, Stefanka Inc.
  • Lis Suarez Visbal, ETHIK BGC
  • Vincent Thériault, Surmesur
  • Linda Tremblay, Conseil des créateurs de mode du Québec (CCMQ)
  • Léopold Turgeon, Conseil québécois du commerce de détail (CQCD)
  • Anthony Vendrame, Poches & Fils