New residents: Weatherford & Expandify move in at the Technoparc. In the news: a “hub” of techno jobs in Montréal, consular visits, trade missions in Lyon & Manchester, the Gala Medlys. Services: Réseau Express Métropolitain, promotion on deliveries with Bistro 21st Century, meeting rooms at Technoparc. National drive electric week & Web advices from Marketing Ultimum.
Technoparc Montréal would like to welcome the following companies:
Weatherford is one of the world’s largest multinational oil and natural gas service companies. The company provides products and services for drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention of oil and natural gas wells, along with pipeline construction and commissioning. Headquartered in Switzerland, Weatherford operates in more than 90 countries across the globe and employs more than 29,500 people. You can consult their Website to learn more about the company.
Expandify Marketing is a Social Media and Internet Marketing Agency founded in Montreal.
Catering to medium and large enterprises across Canada and abroad, they leverage proven digital advertising strategies to deliver trackable results to many satisfied clients. They provide Branding, Content Creation, Graphic Design, Consulting, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization and Website Creation services. Please see their Website for more information.
IN THE NEWS
A “hub” of techno jobs in Montreal
At the beginning of 2018, the Technoparc de Montréal had more than 7,200 techno jobs.
These are declined as followed: 39% in aerospace, 29% in information technology, 15% in life sciences, 13% in various technologies and 4% in related services. Highly specialized jobs in an environment conducive to research and development. The Technoparc continues to add techno jobs to its site, hosting more than 23 new companies since the beginning of the year.
The future is created here. To find out more, we invite you to read our 2017 annual report.
Visits of international delegations at Technoparc
During the last month, Technoparc Montréal had the privilege to welcome two international delegations. The first one was a large delegation from South Korea comprised of several high officials from the Korean Industrial Complex Corporation (KICOX). We focused on potential exchanges between the 2 countries, especially in high-tech industries such as life sciences, aerospace, information technology and clean technologies. The visit was a great way to continue the exchanges between the two countries and introduce also the services offered by our partners at Montréal International.
The second one was a delegation from Mexico, like the ones we had in spring and early summer. The members of the large delegation were here to learn more about the Technoparc and the quality of life it provides to its residents. They were also interested in the ecological measures taken for the development of our Eco-campus Hubert Reeves, our sustainable and ecofriendly campus targeting companies in cleantech. A great way to communicate our effective actions and strategies in our mission to enrich Montreal’s economy and ecology
Should your delegation be interested to meet at the Technoparc de Montréal, please contact us right away. It will be our pleasure to meet with you and discuss your future plans!
Trade mission in Lyon
From November 12 to 15, join a multi-sectorial trade mission to Lyon as part of the 2018 Entretiens Jacques Cartier. These “entretiens” are designed to encourage networking, promote the status and attractiveness of the two areas, and help share best business practices.
They are perfect for the company that wants to develop its business in France and learn more about this market. Please click here to see the list of targeted industries and the name of personalities that have already confirmed their presence.
1,200 more jobs in one year at Technoparc
Technoparc Montréal is proud to have increased the number of jobs on its site in 2017. In fact, during this year, more than 1,200 new jobs have been added to reach a total job level of 7,200. This represents an increase of more than 20% over the previous year. For more information on the results of the last fiscal year, please consult our annual report.
Trade mission in the UK
Participate in the Tech Mission to the UK’s Northern Powerhouse on the 10-16 November 2018. Application Deadline is 24 September 2018. This Tech mission, organised by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT), offers businesses the opportunity to explore Northern England’s technology offering in Deep Tech and Immersive Technologies. This mission is designed to help companies further their understanding of Northern England, the UK market, and support their plans for growth. It will provide valuable information, networks and contacts in business, academia, and government to support potential investment and partnerships. Interested? Please contact Jeremy Lee, Investment Officer by email at email@example.com or by phone at (514) 594-0178.
Medlys awards in life sciences
Pharmed and Medec are pleased to invite you to the Medlys Awards Gala evening on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, from 5pm to 8pm, at the chic Club St-James in downtown Montreal. Come to the awards ceremony and celebrate the excellence of life sciences companies at this unique networking event. The guest of honor will be none other than Ms. Danièle Henkel and the evening will be animated by a very friendly and dynamic MC from Technoparc Montréal. For more information and to register for the evening, please click on the Website of the event.
“Les Affaires” event to put on your agenda
How to overcome the main barriers to exporting and seize the opportunities that arise in a changing economy? The conference “Croissance à l’international – franchissez les barrières pour accélérer votre expansion” presented in collaboration with Événements Les Affaires and Technoparc Montréal will take place November 6, 2018 from 1 pm to 5 pm in downtown Montreal. Until September 27, get a promotional price of $ 195 instead of $ 275with the promo code LAE. A great opportunity to network and learn more about how to accelerate your presence in global markets through strategic partnerships. In addition, come and hear Philippe Morin, CEO of Exfo, a resident company of the Technoparc de Montréal, in his case study on “Croître dans un monde en transformation accélérée” (Growing in a fast-changing world).
Note: the event is in French. Information and registration by clicking this link.
Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) at the Technoparc
As you must of course know, the REM will have a station right in the heart of the Technoparc. The station will be only 3 minutes from the airport and 22 minutes from downtown Montréal. To follow the evolution of the work of this magnificent public transport project that will connect the two shores to the island and the west of the island, we invite you to click on the link of the REM Website.
To put on your agenda, and to share with all your colleagues: the next “Food Trucks Thursday” will be on October 4th from 11:30am to 1:30pm, still in front of the 2300 boul. Alfred-Nobel. This will be the last food trucks presence for the season as the colder weather is fast approaching. For the moment, we have two food trucks confirmed for this date in October and these are: Bleu Homard (Seafood) and Jerry (American Bistro). A third may be added, so please check our “news” section on our website for more information. Bon appétit!
Get 10% discount on meals delivered at Technoparc
Do you know the Bistro 21st Century Food? It is located at the entrance of the Technoparc and it offers a great promotion including freshness, speed and savings. Receive 10% off any order for delivery to your office at the Technoparc. It’s very simple:
1) Click their website at: 21stcenturyfood.com/en
2) Go to the section “bistro locations” at the bottom left
3) Then create an account (it takes 30 seconds) or log in to your existing account
4) Choose your meal
5) Enter the promo code techno10 and get 10% off
6) Receive your meal at your office, delivered by the Bistro located at the Technoparc
For more information, check out the Bistro’s website
Innovation centers at the Technoparc
Did you know that there are two innovation centers in the heart of the Technoparc? They are open to all sizes of businesses, from start-ups to SMEs, who wish to establish themselves in the largest science and high technology park in Canada. These two centers of innovation already have more than forty companies, which encourages easy exchanges, which ultimately can become commercial collaborations. There are still some spaces available in our co-working space and closed offices as well as two team offices. Contact Nancy Deblois, Technoparc Montréal’s Director of Real Estate Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember that you can have your office space from only $4,50 per day! More info on our 2 business centers are available through our Website.
Meeting rooms at Technoparc
Would you like to make your team meeting or presentation in a modern setting, surrounded by the abundant nature of the Technoparc? We have 4 beautiful rooms available for all kinds of meetings. The two large rooms can accommodate up to 25 people while the two smaller rooms can accommodate up to 8 people. The rooms are equipped with high-performance audiovisual equipment, projection, speakers, audio-conference system and more. Food services available ($) for either coffee breaks, refreshments or full meals. Rates are $ 25 an hour for small rooms and $ 55 an hour for large rooms. Contact us to reserve your space!
Superb building at Technoparc
Adjacent to the 7150 Albert-Einstein, this magnificent project will make you enjoy unparalleled sunshine, modern architecture, the quality of life recognized at the Technoparc and proximity to the future light train station (REM) for quick access to the airport (3 minutes) or downtown (22 minutes). Welcome to your future prestigious address in the heart of Technoparc. Interested? Contact Nancy DeBlois from Technoparc Montréal at email@example.com for your private visit. You can also see our Website section on rental and purchasing opportunities at the Technoparc.
Gala evening “Les grands bâtisseurs 2018”
Following the success of 2017, the gala is back this year. This time it will be Thursday, September 20th, 2018, at the unique and grand “Salon 1861” of Montreal. This exclusive event will bring together prestigious guests carefully selected from the promoters and actors in the field of construction. Networking. Exquisite cocktails. Succulent bites. Cool music. The works. For more information or tickets, please click on the Grands Bâtisseurs’s Website.
Celebrating National Drive Electric Week
Canada is celebrating National Drive Electric Week from September 8th – 16th to raise the profile of plug-in vehicles and bring awareness to the financial and environmental benefits of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
So why should Technoparc companies care about electric vehicles? If you have company cars or rent vehicles for business travel, you’ll immediately lower your carbon footprint. You’ll also reduce indirect carbon emissions while lowering Canada’s dependence on foreign oil and promoting local jobs and Quebec’s economy. On top of that, you’ll save money in the long term by using a more efficient vehicle.
In all North America, Quebec drivers stand to gain the most financially by switching to electric vehicles; our energy rates are highly competitive, and the government is offering businesses and individuals a rebate of up to $8,000 on the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle, up to $4,000 for a used vehicle, and rebates for installations of charging stations for employers.
What kind of things can your company do to shift towards electric vehicles? There are many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint with plug-in vehicles. First, if you lease, buy, or rent vehicles for purchase, prioritize electric or hybrid vehicles. At our ERA office, we installed priority parking with free charging stations for electric vehicles, and we recently hosted an automotive sustainability conference recently featuring test drives from local dealers. We’re passionate about electric vehicles and would love to help you get started. Please send an email to ERA at firstname.lastname@example.org or see their Website.
The Monthly Web Advice by Marketing Ultimum
Based in the Technoparc de Montréal, Marketing Ultimum’s mission is to establish itself as a single portal for business needs related to being present online, especially among Technoparc residents. In this context, and in addition to its numerous other realizations, the team has already actively collaborated with more than seven companies residing in the Park. Each month, Marketing Ultimum will provide tips and advice on how to take full advantage of the Web’s assets for your company’s online presence. Here’s an overview of some of the topics that will be covered:
- Customer Experience & Website: The Core of the Engagement;
- 3 New Trends on Social Networks;
- Mobile app or Mobile-responsive Site – Which one to choose?
- 8 Strategies for a Powerful “On-page” S.E.O.;
- The Interaction between Social media & Search engines;
- 2018: The Do’s and Don’ts for your New Website;
- How to Rock LinkedIn in 5min./day;
- 4 Signs that it’s time to Redo your Website;
- 6 Statistics on the Importance of Visual Content in 2018.
Follow the column each month for their insights on current online best practices, and to stay abreast on the latest industry trends. You can contact Marketing Ultimum for a free web-focused planning session to assess your key needs, by phone at (438) 793-4960 or email at email@example.com. You can also visit their Website.
ZOOM ON RESIDENTS
Since joining the rapidly growing ag tech sector in 2007, Concentric (formerly Inocucor) has been using its proprietary fermentation process to design powerful biological-based crop inputs that improve yields and create stronger, healthier plants. The company’s flagship product, SYNERGRO®, is a blend of beneficial bacteria that, when applied to crops, stimulates the plant microbiome leading to healthier plants – like how probiotics improve human health. The crop yields of this ground-breaking technology help growers and can also improve their economic livelihood, close the global food supply gap and reduce the environmental impact of traditional crop management practices.
The Concentric Technical Center of Excellence in the Technoparc Montréal is a 20,000-square-foot research and development facility that houses the company’s lab and production processes. Concentric also has a U.S. commercial headquarters near Denver, Colorado. Its nutrition division, ATP Nutrition, is in Oak Bluff, Manitoba.
For more information, please see their Website.