New residents: 140 companies now installed at the Technoparc de Montréal. In the news: visits from China, India and Brazil, Gala Alpha 2019, partnership with MTL Connecte, concert for the CHU Ste-Justine. Services: the Technoparc is “hot”, Lufa Farms, notice from the STM, innovation centers, zoom on resident and monthly tips of our collaborators.
Excellent year 2018 at the Technoparc de Montréal
The site has seen a net addition of 24 new companies. The addition of these 24 new companies brought the total on the site to 140. In percentages, the breakdown of businesses by sectors at the end of 2018 was as follows:
Life sciences and health technologies: 30%
Information and Communications Technologies: 29.3%
Business Services: 15.7%
Miscellaneous technologies: 10%
Workers’ services: 8.6%
To learn more about our 2018 results, please consult our annual report online.
IN THE NEWS
China visits the Technoparc
During the last month, we had the pleasure to welcome two important delegations from China at the Technoparc de Montréal. First, we had the honor of welcoming the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Chen Xueming with a large delegation of the Consulate, Chinese companies and the Mayor of the Borough of Saint-Laurent Mr. Alan DeSousa. Second, we welcomed a large delegation from the organisation Canada China Small Medium Enterprises (CCSME). The delegates present were, among others, Ms. Alice Liu, chairwoman of the Global Federation of Chinese Business Women and chairwoman of Avalue Technology Incorporation, Mr. Kelvin Mo, Mr. Andrew Fang and Mr. Easy Wang, all three from CCSME.We presented the Montreal Technoparc as a whole with its current and future projects and had the opportunity to visit the NEOMED Institute, the heart of the life sciences and health technologies hub in Montreal. We also discussed collaborative projects for future trade missions to China and presentations on business opportunities in China for the companies of Technoparc Montréal. We were very honored to welcome them and look forward to consolidating the next steps! 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 Montreal is proud to collaborate directly with the Gala Alpha 2019 of May 23, 2019 as presenters of the evening. Two members of our team, Luana Borelli and Carl Baillargeon, will have the honor to animate this recognition evening of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Saint-Laurent – Mont-Royal in the presence of distinguished guests and several companies evolving in the territory. Join us by participating in the event by either purchasing a personal ticket or a corporate table. Please click this link for more information or to get your tickets.
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.
Technoparc Montréal is proud to collaborate with the MTL Connecte event from Printemps numérique, focusing on the health/life sciences and transport / mobility aspects.MTL connecte : La Semaine numérique is a new annual event that will be held from May 25 to June 2, 2019. This international event aims to address the digital field in a transversal way, through its economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts in various sectors of activity.During the event, Technoparc Montréal will host delegations on its site to highlight companies from its campus focused on health/life sciences and transport/mobility. We look forward to welcoming these delegations, coming from all around the globe. Companies/individuals who are interested in participating in this great event can do so by contacting Agnès Merlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking this link.
NEOMED Innovation Center
The work for the expansion of NEOMED Institute’s installations at the Technoparc de Montréal have started. The NEOMED Innovation Center will offer its future tenants state-of-the-art chemistry and biology laboratories, as well as common workspaces designed to foster collaboration. A great option for life sciences companies in Canada (and beyond!) who are looking for spaces adapted to their size and a site promoting sustained growth through a set of flexible real estate offers. For more information, contact the CBRE brokers at 514-849-6000 or visit the NEOMED Institute Website.
Innovation underlined in the media
Congratulations to NanoPhyll Inc. for this interesting article in the Quotidien Économique. The article introduces us to the innovation of this resident company of the Technoparc de Montréal. Nanophyll has developed its own patented coatings technology which are hydrophobic coatings for the industrial and construction sectors. These coatings improve the physical properties of almost all rigid surfaces, including wood, metal, glass, aluminum, concrete, cement and ceramic materials. Read the full article (in French) via this link.
A record of jobs at the Technoparc de Montréal in 2018
Another peak was achieved with 7,350 Techno jobs at the end of 2018.These jobs were broken down by distinct sectors according to the figures below:
Information and Communications Technologies: 2,396
Life sciences and health technologies: 1,477
Miscellaneous technologies: 838
Business Services: 162
Workers’ services: 132
This summit is in addition to the number of companies reached, 140. For more information on the overall results, please consult our 2018 annual report online.
Concert for the CHU Ste-Justine
Technoparc Montreal is proud to collaborate with the Benefit Concert for the Fondation CHU Ste-Justine. Residents and businesses of the Technoparc de Montréal are invited to attend this unique event! On June 15, more than 200 singers will be accompanied by the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, at the church of 4237, rue Henri-Julien. Mr. Eric Desfonds of Excelitas Technologies, a Technoparc de Montréal resident company, will sing during this concert and will also be happy to go to your company to sell you tickets. Costs range from $ 30 (upstairs) to $ 150 (VIP). You can contact him via his email at: Eric.Desfonds@excelitas.com or you can buy your tickets via their Facebook event.
India and Brazil at the NEOMED Institute
This month we had the pleasure of welcoming two separate delegations to the NEOMED Institute. First, we welcomed a delegation from India that showed a strong interest in establishing a subsidiary with laboratories in Canada. The choice of the Technoparc de Montréal and the NEOMED Institute is part of one of their options and they remained highly interested following their visit and meeting with our teams. Secondly, we had the pleasure of welcoming representatives of the Toledo Biopark in Brazil. They had appointed their Director of Research and Development, Ms. Maike Maziero Montanhini who was very interested in the facilities, which will generate a second visit during which expansion projects in Canada and exchanges between the two companies will be seriously analyzed. These two visits reinforce the attraction of the Life Sciences Hub at the Technoparc de Montréal, of which the NEOMED Institute is the heart of the activities. For more information on the potential of moving your company in the life sciences and health technologies hub, please visit the NEOMED Institute Website.
The Technoparc is “hot”
The Montréal Technoparc is an active site in the real estate market in Montreal and in Canada. Currently, we have these spaces and buildings available:
-A development project-offices on Albert-Einstein;
-Some spaces to rent in buildings distributed throughout the site, especially on Alfred-Nobel boulevard;
-Laboratories and offices on rue Frederick-Banting, the street of the life sciences HUB in Montreal;
-New spaces in the expansion project of the NEOMED Institute;
-Some co-working and office spaces in our innovation centers;
– Eco-friendly buildings in our Éco-campus Hubert Reeves site, the symbiosis between workplace and nature.
Quality of life for your employees. Accessible. Multiple on-site commercial services. Active population. A park in which greenery and nature prevail (a total 0f 28% of the site is considered “green spaces”). First REM station leaving the Montreal International Airport. THE site for your company and your employees! Interested in joining this “HOT” site?Contact Carl Baillargeon of Technoparc Montréal now at email@example.com or 514-956-2525, extension 2530.
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 Liliane Sénécal of Technoparc Montréal at firstname.lastname@example.org. More info on our 2 business centers are available through our Website.
Notice to users of the Alfred-Nobel Line 72
The STM announced the start of a major refurbishment project at the Côte-Vertu metro station. From April 23 to November 2019, the waterproofing membrane covering the pedestrian crossing at the Côte-Vertu station will be completely refurbished. This major project results in the partial closure of Côte-Vertu Boulevard, between Gohier and Décarie Streets, according to well-defined phases. As a result, since April 23rd , several bus stops around the station were moved for the duration of the work, until November 2019.You will find all the information concerning this work and the movements of stops on the STM 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!
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/en 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!
Preferred rates at the Home2 Suites
The brand new Home2 Suites par Hilton Montréal Dorval is an all-suites extended stay hotel conveniently located at 1855 Trans Canada – a quick 5min/4km drive from the Technoparc de Montréal. Their spacious suites include a living room area, full kitchen and Working Wall. Their rates include daily continental buffet breakfast, WiFi, local/long distance calls, indoor/outdoor parking, access to the gym and indoor swimming pool and outdoor fire pit and BBQ grills. Exclusive offer to Technoparc Montréal Residents: 10% rebate off their rates. Simply call and ask for the Technoparc Montreal rate or book directly online using corporate code: 0003200995. An ID will be required upon arrival. Don’t forget to also share with your visitors. Enjoy your “Techno” stay!
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 (2 minutes) or downtown (22 minutes). Welcome to your future prestigious address in the heart of Technoparc. Interested to purchase or build on this land? Contact Carl Baillargeon from Technoparc Montréal at email@example.com for your private visit.
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.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 Technoparc7) Smile!!
For more information, check out the Bistro’s website
Zoom resident: Vantage Data Centers
Vantage Data Centers is a leading North American wholesale data center provider in six strategic markets: Silicon Valley; Northern Virginia; Phoenix; Quincy, Washington; Montreal and Quebec City, Canada. Vantage has 10 operational facilities totaling 98MW of capacity and five facilities currently under development totaling 97MW. The company provides highly scalable, flexible and efficient data center solutions to hyperscale, cloud and enterprise customers, offering unique value through its commitment to exceptional customer service and sustainability. For more information on the company, please consult their Website.
Monthly Sustainability Tips & Insights from ERA: Monarch butterflies
In the last 20 years, Monarch butterflies have been facing a decline of over 90%. This drastic decline is happening because they do not have enough habitat to sustain their migration which occurs twice every year. Consequently, they do not have enough nectar to fly. Let’s just say that they lack adequate energy to complete their voyage. If they do not have enough pollen-producing food sources like milkweed and clover, they will not be around for much longer. The sudden absence of monarchs will play a detrimental role for the environment and our way of life! Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals play an important role in contributing to the health of the planet. These native species help flowers pollinate, are responsible for pollinating plants, producing one third of our food, sustaining our ecosystems and producing our natural resources by helping plants reproduce. Technoparc residents can join the pledge to help monarchs by planting native species and avoiding the use of pesticides. There are many organizations bonding together to help save the monarch butterflies from extinction and you can jump on the band wagon. ERA Environmental has joined forces with the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment on a Monarch Butterfly Conservation Project and planted red and white clover and milkweeds to replace the grass around our building. The borough of St. Laurent has also joined the ranks of municipalities to join the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge program that unites 150 municipalities around North America.
Questions about this tip? For more information, please send an email to ERA at firstname.lastname@example.org or see their Website.
The Monthly Web Advice by Marketing Ultimum:
4 Signs that it’s Time to Rebuild your Website
We all know the importance of having a Website. However, is this site following new trends?
It can sometimes be difficult to know when is the good time to rebuild a Website. Traditionally, it was recommended to update your Website after 3-5 years to stay abreast of new industry practices. However, with new trends and developments adding up at an increasing speed, it may be relevant to recognize the signs that this moment has arrived for you. Here are four signs that it’s time to rebuild your Website:
1 – Loading Time:
If your Website takes more than 6 seconds to load, you are exceeding the current industry standards. In addition, Google promotes sites with fast loading times because of the growing dominance of mobile devices. Internet users are less patient with this type of device.
2 – Mobile Responsive Version:
If your Website does not have a specially optimized version for mobile devices in 2019, it’s a priority. Not only will you be penalized on search engines, but you will also lose engagement with your users if they are unable to view your content on their mobile devices.
3 – Outdated Content:
If your Website contains a considerable amount of obsolete content or content that needs to be updated, it would be appropriate to consider taking advantage of it to give it a brand-new look.
4 – Search Engines:
We have mentioned above aspects that have an impact on your ranking on search engines. These are relevant to the extent that you’re already optimizing your rankings. If this is not the case, it is also a priority, since the Web is an increasingly competitive environment and optimizing your presence is necessary for your customers to find you easily.
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.