CENTECH PROPULSION PROGRAM
Reduce the time it takes to develop and launch your technological project with the Centech Propulsion Program.
STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR TECH PROJECT
Take advantage of partnership agreements to concentrate on what’s important to you—your project.
A FREE NO-EQUITY PROGRAM
Centech programs are free and you don’t have to transfer a part of your company.
Our network of more than 200 outstanding mentors, advisers and experts can optimize both the business and technological aspects
Thanks to our partners and donors, we provide our entrepreneurs with over $500,000 a year, in the form of bursaries, loans or expert services from well-known firms.
LEADING-EDGE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
If you start-up your tech company at Centech, you will have access* to the advanced labs, hardware and software available at ÉTS, such as:
- High-quality 3D printers
- White room
- Specialized software (e.g., SolidWorks and Altium)
- Web hosting service
- Database management tool
- And lots more!
* certain conditions may apply
Access to an enclosed, furnished office at competitive rates. The office includes: mail service, meeting rooms, manufacturing workshop and some office automation software.
AND MUCH MORE…
- Events, activities, presentations and clinics related to entrepreneurship;
- A hub for innovative tech entrepreneurs;
- Eligibility for support from PME MTL Centre-ville, PME MTL Grand Sud-Ouest and other governmental programs.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAM?
The Centech Propulsion Program is for:
- ÉTS students and graduates
- graduates of other universities
- engineers in the workforce
- and anybody else who has a great idea!
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
To be accepted by the Centech incubator, your project must have been reviewed as part of the acceleration program.
WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?
During the last week of the acceleration program, entrepreneurs present their company to a selection committee comprised of business people and investors. The most promising projects will be invited to be part of the incubator. For further information, consult the “Apply” section.
HOW IS THE PROGRAM STRUCTURED?
Incubating companies are housed at Centech for a maximum of 2 years. During this time, they develop and commercialize their product.
What are the next registration dates?
- April 5th, 2019
- August 2nd, 2019
Other questions? Check our FAQ
COME TO ONE OF OUR INFORMATION SESSIONS
Come learn more about what makes our programs so special. You’ll have the chance to meet the Centech team, talk to other entrepreneurs and learn about the experiences of entrepreneurs currently being supported by Centech.
SOME COMPANIES WE’VE PROPELLED
They chose Centech. We are proud to have helped them take off.
OUR ENTREPRENEURS TALK ABOUT CENTECH
“ By joining Centech I saved time and was able to throw myself completely into developing my project. My team and I benefited from the resources and knowledgeable advice—as well as from ÉTS’s unique reputation! I was looking for something special and I found it at Centech. ”
“ Choosing Centech was a great idea. At first, I considered it because it was a technology incubator offering innovative equipment. Then, I discovered that growing in an entrepreneurial setting allowed me to develop skills beyond those of being an engineer. I was able to become a better public speaker, manager and entrepreneur. The program they offer is really comprehensive! ”
“ Making our project a reality at Centech allowed us to do several things. The first was, of course, to get access to cutting-edge materials and labs—which let us create our prototype. This is one of the major challenges when you decide to create a product, and thanks to Centech, we were able to move from plans to concrete experiments. Very few incubators offer this possibility. ”
“ Centech supported us throughout the prototype phase, as well as, now, during launching. It offers us a universe of information—classified, organized and available—as well as excellent, close connections. Doors were opened for us. Centech is highly respected and is an excellent partner that continues to help us evolve as tech entrepreneurs. ”