Questions about
The role of centech

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACCELERATION AND PROPULSION?
During a 12-week period, the Acceleration program allows you to:
  • Validate the potential of yout technological project
  • Establish the business model
  • Strengthen your team and lay the organizational foundation
You'll benefit from the support of an entrepreneur-in-residence, and numerous conferences and workshops. The most promising projects are chosen by a jury and invited to join our Propulsion program for a maximum of 2 years. This program allows you to:
  • Structure the business to grow
  • Accelerate the development time to develop a ready-to-market product
  • Build a strong financial structure that supports business development and viability
WHAT START-UP PROCESS DOES CENTECH USE FOR TECH COMPANIES?
After you submit your application, a jury will decide which candidates will be invited to present before a selection committee, composed of business people and entrepreneurs. Around 30 candidates will be invited to join the Acceleration program. After 12 weeks, all entrepreneurs will present before a jury. Around 10 high potential companies will be selected to join the Propulsion program with a maximum duration of two (2) years.
DO YOU ACCEPT PEOPLE WHO DON’T COME FROM ÉTS?
Centech is open to all entrepreneurs.  
IF I’M ALONE, CAN I SUBMIT A PROJECT?
Certainly! During the 12-week Acceleration program, you’ll have several opportunities to meet coworkers.
HOW DO I GET ACCEPTED TO THE ACCELERATOR?
You have to submit your project before the deadline. Candidates whose projects meet the desired criteria will be interviewed by our selection committee. 
HOW DOES THE ACCELERATOR WORK?
There are three cohorts per year, each of which includes 8 to 16 companies. This model allows for personal accompaniment. During the 3 mandatory weekly meetings, you can meet experienced managers, entrepreneurs with well-established networks, and benefit from the advice of an entrepreneur-in-residence.
HOW DO I GET ACCEPTED TO THE PROPULSION PROGRAM?
Entrepreneurs who have assessed their project in our Acceleration program can submit their project to the selection committee. If accepted, they can take advantage of all the benefits of the Propulsion program for 2 years.
HOW MUCH DO CENTECH SERVICES COST?
Centech is a  non-profit organization. The Acceleration program is free and open to everyone.
WHAT SERVICES AND BENEFITS DOES CENTECH OFFER?
At Centech, you’ll expand your network, obtain financing and grants and benefit from support services offered by experts, coaches and entrepreneurs in residence. You’ll also have access to ÉTS facilities and expertise (labs and equipment subject to availability).
WHAT ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY? CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT?
Thanks to ÉTS expertise and our network, you’ll get support to draft your patent application. The intellectual property of your company belongs to you.

Other questions?

Questions on
The request process

Who can benefit from the program?
  • active entrepreneurs (companies under 2 years old)
  • all students and graduates
  • engineers on the job market
  • those who have a technology business idea.
The Centech incubation program is for:
To have Centech propel you, you must present your project to the selection committee. For further information, consult the “Submit your project” section.
How is the program structured?
Companies in Propulsion are hosted at Centech for a maximum of 2 years. During this period they develop, then commercialize their product.
What is the next registration date?
Fall 2021 Cohort - The application period is over. Winter 2022 Cohort : Application dates to come.
Upcoming information sessions - September 29 (FR) & September 30 (EN) at 12:00 pm