The Propulsion Program offers personalized support, focused on growth (for your startup). Companies taking part in the Propulsion Program benefit from the advice of our experts and Entrepreneurs in Residence to accelerate their development.
Have successfully completed the Acceleration Program
Be incorporated and registered under the Registraire des entreprises du Québec, and have its head office in the province of Québec.
Develop an important technological innovation in connection with Centech’s key sectors
Have validated the proposed solution with potential customers and industry experts.
Have a well-defined business model and a clear go-to-market plan.
Have put in place a team whose experience and expertise meet the needs of the project.
*In rare cases, it is possible for a company to enter the Propulsion Program without having completed the Acceleration Program.
This decision is made on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of Centech’s selection committee.
Participants in the Propulsion Program benefit from several financial advantages, including a $10,000 entrance grant offered by the National Bank, a $25,000 allowance for professional services, a privileged access to the Boréal Ventures investment fund as well as access to funding programs and grants reserved for Centech startups.
All participating/supported companies benefit from personalized support from various experts, including an advisor, an Entrepreneur in Residence and a CFO in Residence. This means regular meetings and follow-ups to support your applications to obtain funding and grants, and to build and optimize both your business model and marketing strategy.
As members of Centech’s innovation ecosystem, companies participating in the Propulsion Program have access to a network of potential partners, customers, service providers and seasoned investors. All supported companies have access to a funding expert, to the organizational psychology program, to the assistance program for entrepreneurs (EAP) and to many experts to support them in their growth.
Each incubated company has access to a dedicated workspace, an on-site manufacturing workshop (3D printers, etc.), several ÉTS laboratories, specialized software and all of Centech’s meeting rooms and facilities.
Reach out to Quebec’s innovation community by participating in exclusive activities and events, taking part in open innovation projects with Collision Lab’s corporate members and benefiting from Centech’s visibility in the media
During your participation in Centech’s Propulsion Program, you’ll be able to:
Commercialize your product
Develop your solution and project your technological innovations
Structure your business and build a performant team
Build a sustainable financial strategy
Products and solutions that rely on innovative technologies to respond to societal challenges and improve productivity.
Centech is particularly interested in companies developing deep tech solutions in the following industries:
Medtech encompasses technological products and solutions aimed at improving health care, quality of life and medical techniques to ensure the well-being of all individuals in our society.
All participants in Centech’s programs benefit from the valuable advice of Centech’s Entrepreneurs in Residence (EeR). These successful entrepreneurs have been selected for their expertise and inspiring journey.
The Montreal-based studio of renowned École de design Nantes Atlantique is located at Centech. Every year, the studio welcomes around twenty new students to participate in the International Design Strategy program and obtain their master’s degree. This is a unique training experience for future designers, who get to collaborate with Centech’s innovation ecosystem, including both new startups and established companies.
Boréal Ventures is a seed fund dedicated to funding Quebec companies specialized in advanced technology and applied sciences. The fund works with Centech to identify the most promising technology companies in Quebec / to identify Quebec’s most promising tech companies.
Discover the Acceleration Program
All incubated companies have completed the Acceleration Program prior to entering the Propulsion Program. Submit your technological project to take part in the Acceleration Program’s next cohort. This is your opportunity to take advantage of key resources, essential to take your entrepreneurial project to the next level!