New residents: the sectors of activity of our residents. In the news: international visits, success of the 2019 Gala Alpha, future REM station at the Technoparc de Montréal, ADRIQ’s 2019 innovation awards, excellent news for the NEOMED Institute, 911 innovations. Services: the return of the beautiful season brings the food trucks and summer camps, discover a Bistro on the campus, Zoom on Amplia PharmaTek and monthly tips from our collaborators.
The sectors of economic activity of our residents
By the end of 2018, there were 140 companies at the Technoparc de Montréal and they employed 7,350 people. A new record set on the site since these results were never achieved during the 31 years of Technoparc Montréal. Below, we have grouped the breakdown by sector for the number of companies and the number of jobs. One thing to point out, the percentage of jobs in the aerospace sector lowered to 31.9% in 2018 from 39% in 2017. This is due in part to layoffs that took place in one of the largest employers of the Technoparc. This also partly explains the rise in the percentage of life sciences and information & communications technologies. In 2018, employment at the Technoparc is 96% concentrated in four technology intensive industries.
To learn more about our 2018 results, please consult our annual report online.
IN THE NEWS
International visits to the Technoparc de Montréal
Technoparc Montréal was honored to collaborate with MTL Connecte during the Printemps numérique event, focusing on the aspects of life sciences and sustainable / smart mobility. During this event, Technoparc Montréal was pleased to welcome delegations on its site to showcase resident companies focused on the two targeted apsects. We presented the Montréal Technoparc and its life sciences and health technologies (LSHT) Hub, wherein the NEOMED Institute and neighboring companies on Frederick Banting Street are located. In addition, after a tour of the Montréal Technoparc aboard a shuttle, we visited the Canadian headquarters of ABB, located at the entrance to our campus. ABB’s team presented their strong involvement in smart and sustainable mobility, thanks to their high-tech CIC center. Technoparc Montréal was proud to participate in this event and demonstrate its strong potential for international attraction! Your delegation wants to meet us to discuss collaboration and investment projects? Please contact us by email at email@example.com right away!
Gala Alpha 2019
Technoparc Montréal was proud to collaborate directly with the 2019 Gala Alpha on May 23 as presenters for the evening. Two members of our team, Luana Borelli and Carl Baillargeon, had the honor of leading this recognition evening of the Saint-Laurent – Mont-Royal Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the presence of distinguished guests and several companies operating in the territory. More than twenty recognitions were awarded in front of the 400 people present. We would like to congratulate the winners and highlight the presence of Molecular Forecaster, a Technoparc de Montréal resident company, in the finalists and also say a big “congratulations” to the company Ciena, also a resident company of the Technoparc de Montréal, which has earned the trophy in the category “francisation en entreprise”. You can view the souvenir album of this wonderful evening via this link.
The future Technoparc Montréal REM station
The future REM station at the Technoparc de Montréal makes the headlines! Last month, the CDPQ Infra met with the citizens of the Borough of Saint-Laurent to present the progress of the work of the Réseau express métropolitain – REM project. The event made the headlines of TVA Nouvelles. You can view the report via this link.
2019 Innovation Awards Gala
ADRIQ-RCTi is proud to contribute for its 29th consecutive year to the recognition and the influence of these companies and builders who give a leading role to research and innovation. The ADRIQ-RCTi Innovation Awards Gala, recognized as the most prestigious event of the Quebec innovation community, will take place on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. More than 450 decision-makers from the research and innovation ecosystem and renowned guests are expected. Click this link for more information or to participate.
Excellent news for the NEOMED Institute
Two highly successful and innovative Canadian organizations, CDRD, Canada’s national life sciences venture and NEOMED Institute, a leading not-for-profit R&D organization based in Montréal, are bringing together their respective strengths and resources to co-create adMare BioInnovations, to support building a life sciences industry commensurate with Canada’s research leadership. More information is available on the Website of adMare BioInnovations
Highlights of the Technoparc de Montréal in 2018
Quite a year at the Technoparc de Montréal in 2018! Our 2018 Annual Report presents the results on the site as well as the actions and strategies taken by Technoparc Montréal during the exercise. We invite you to view the highlights below or via our 2018 annual report online.
Visit at the NEOMED Institute
Last month at the NEOMED Institute, we had the pleasure of welcoming a delegation from Manulife. A very rewarding meeting during which we were able to develop a collaboration between the two companies in order to attract new organisations operating in the field of life sciences and health technologies in the Technoparc of Montréal. Also, Manulife participants were able to visit the NEOMED Institute and see that the analysis, vivarium and networking activities will be able to benefit new tenants approached by Manulife to come and settle right in front of the NEOMED Innovation Center. A beautiful synergy was installed!
For more information on the potential of moving your company in the life sciences and health technologies hub, please visit the NEOMED Institute Website.
Design and prototype with 911 Innovations
As part of their “Design and Prototype” program, Secondary 1 and 2 students from Collège Sainte-Anne in Montreal, accompanied by their teacher, came to meet last December with Marcelo Santos, the design mentor of the Technoparc Montreal resident company, 911 Innovations. The students have recently won a Belgian design competition, having invented a device that prevents the risk of heart attack in people who shovel snow, Cardio-pelleto. The invention of the Collège Sainte-Anne team was voted online. Technoparc Montreal and 911 Innovations would like to warmly congratulate these students for their victory!More details in this article of La Presse + of May 8, 2019 (in French).
Congratulations to YUL
Montréal-Trudeau Airport (YUL) has for the first time been awarded a prestigious 4-Star rating under the Skytrax World Airport Star Rating program, joining the ranks of other major world airports. The results obtained from this ranking, considered a benchmark in the global airport industry, stem from an audit conducted last March. This fourth star recognizes the major investments made in recent years to modernize the airport’s infrastructure and achieve the highest industry standards, as well as employee efforts to enhance the passenger experience day after day. More information in this press release.
New rental availability at the Technoparc de Montréal
Excellent opportunity in a newly constructed LEED silver building, concept of open spaces, glass walls and at the top floor of a 6-story building. The available space is 29,740 square feet. A great opportunity to settle in a prestigious building in the heart of Montreal’s upscale science and technology park. For more information or for a visit, see the descriptions below or contact Pasqualina Monaco at 514-392-9375 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgLooking forward to seeing you as new residents at the Technoparc de Montréal!
On May 14, 2019, the team of the Réseau express métropolitain – REM met with the citizens of the Borough of Saint-Laurent to present the progress of the project for the future electric train. Of course, there was talk on the Technoparc Montréal station and the routes through the campus as well as towards the city center and the airport. Technoparc Montreal participated in the meeting and we are very happy to share the information that was presented at the meeting. You can consult this document (in French) by clicking here.
Return of the “Food Truck Thursdays”
It’s the beautiful season and it’s the return of the food trucks to the Technoparc! This year, we will have a minimum of 2 food trucks every first Thursday of the month. The launch took place on Thursday, June 6, 2019 and many of you participated … and you will probably be even more during the future events! We will have parallel activities at the same time, so keep your eyes on our Facebook page.
Day camps for your kids
The Club Sportif CDL is happy to offer summer camps for your children, from June 25, 2019 to August 23, 2019. They offer two separate camps: tennis camps and multi-sport camps. Register your child (ren) at one of the 2 camps offered now. For more details or registration, please consult the document below or contact Amalia Weinzinger by email at email@example.com or by phone at 514-735-2582, extension 203. Another “Technoparc” benefit exclusive to our residents. Enjoy!
Bistro open to all residents of the Technoparc de Montréal
For those who do not know it, the Bistro of the NEOMED Institute is open to all during lunch hours, from noon to 1 pm. Located on the ground floor of the NÉOMED Institute (7171 rue Frederick-Banting), the Bistro welcomes you with different dishes every day of the week.Take advantage of their weekly menus, served by the Bistro’s chef, the friendly Sasha, waiting for you every day with his big smile and impeccable service. Enjoy your meals!
Eat fresh, eat local, at the Technoparc
For the last 2 years, Lufa Farms has been offering the delivery service of fresh produce from local farms and artisans to residents of the Technoparc. The service is simple, all you must do is to simply register online at montreal.lufa.com and then place your order. The products are delivered every Tuesdays at the Alfred-Nobel business center, located at 2300 Alfred-Nobel. You can then bring your basket at home and eat healthy!
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 two centers, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. More info on our 2 innovation centers are available through our Website.
Preferential rate at the Novotel
The Novotel hotel, located at the entrance of the Technoparc, is proud to offer you a preferential rate, as an exclusive benefit available for resident companies of the Technoparc de Montréal. To benefit from these great rates, please click on this link.
The “Customer code” is SC201061335 and the “Access Code” is TE843CA684. Also note that the Technoparc Novotel hotel’s code is 6011. Identification will be required upon check-in. Do not forget to share with your visitors too. Enjoy your “Techno” stay at the Novotel!
Return of the 10% discount on your lunch
You’d rather stay in for lunch? The Bistro 21st Century Food, located at the entrance of the Technoparc, 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
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.
Zoom resident: Amplia PharmaTek
Amplia PharmaTek Inc. is a unique drug discovery and development service provider focused on serving the needs of our clients in Discovery Biology, Disease Pharmacology and non-GLP Toxicology. The passion of Amplia PharmaTek’s team is to deliver customer-oriented, collaborative, comprehensive and cost-effective services to emerging Biotech companies, academic institutions and non-profit research organizations. More information is available through their Website.
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5 Statistics on the Importance of Visual Content in 2019
In 2019, we’re all aware of how important it is for businesses to use social media in their online presence. Not only does it create awareness and build engagement, but it’s also a great way to stay in close touch with your audience. However, it’s not always easy to know what to post on those platforms. Amid the common uncertainty, one key aspect stands out in 2019: visual content. At the beginning of the year, Venngage surveyed more than 500 digital marketers to learn more about how they use visual content in their social strategy and what results they’re getting out of it. As it turns out, visual content has taken a very important place in our social marketing strategies.
Here are 5 statistics on the importance of visual content in 2019:
56% of marketers use visual content almost 100% of the time.
88% of them said they used visuals in more than 50% of the articles they published.
40% of marketers say that original graphics (ex. infographics) perform the best and drive the most engagement.
69% of marketers said that visuals are either a very important part of their marketing strategies or an absolute necessity.
32% said they would spend more than 30% of their marketing budget on visual content production in 2019.
So, when it comes to the importance of visuals in your social media strategy, the data speaks for itself: it’s not a question anymore, it’s a necessity. Knowing this, it’s relevant to think about how you can maximize your brand’s social engagement by using visual graphics in your content. A good way to do it can be to start with your website’s content. It’s often a great starting point and a good source of potential visual graphics.
If you’d like to learn more about the best practices discussed here or how you can improve your current Website, Marketing Ultimum offers you a free strategic planning session! You can contact their team today: (438) 793-4960 or email: email@example.com. You can also visit their Website.
Molecular Forecaster: 3 things you might not know about computational chemistry
As this is our first entry for the Technoparc newsletter, we will introduce ourselves, briefly summarize our field of work, and offer some general information. First, we are a team of medicinal chemists creating unique software for early-stage drug discovery research. For those who despised high school chemistry, have no fear—we work entirely virtually and are at very little risk of causing any fires. The field is commonly and broadly referred to as “computational chemistry”; here are a few things you might not know:
What is computational chemistry?
The primary objective is to use computers to simulate chemistry or biochemistry; in our case, we are trying to predict if a small molecule (a chemical) can be an effective drug someday. We build computational models of the drug and other biological entities (heart, liver, etc.) using statistics, scientific theory, and/or artificial intelligence. Some calculations can be run on a laptop, whereas others might require a supercomputer
Why is computational chemistry helpful?
Accurate predictions save a biotech or pharma company large R&D expenses in labor, materials, and late-stage clinical trial failures. The latter are an immense financial burden, partly responsible for high drug prices. If we can identify the cause of those failures early on, then everyone benefits.
Who uses computational chemistry?
Academia, small biotechs, and large pharmaceutical companies all make use of computational chemistry to solve different problems. In fact, several (if not most) of the recently approved drugs have been impacted in some way by comp. chem. Moreover, there are now applications outside of drug discovery, including material design, manufacturing, and some neat lab automation.
If you’d like to learn more or inquire about our software and services, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Drop in at the NEOMED Institute (now: adMare Bioinnovations), e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Website.