This week, bell Announces a three-year strategic partnership with the Montreal Innovation Centre, Centech, an ecosystem that fosters technological innovation and entrepreneurship in science and engineering. As Centec’s exclusive telecommunications supplier, Bell will be able to help emerging Canadian companies innovate, grow and adopt advanced technology solutions through its advanced network capabilities and its expertise in 5G and AI management.
Created by ÉTS (École de technologie supérieure), Centech is a non-profit organization that aims to train entrepreneurs and promote high-tech innovation projects in science and engineering. The solutions developed are focused in the healthcare (medtech), logistics, energy, environment and telecommunications sectors. Since 2018, the organization has helped over 400 innovative companies, including Sollum Technologies, Spark Microsystems, and Enigma Medical Devices.
Richard Chenier, General Director of Centech, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Bell as a Centech partner, and so help drive innovation and enable knowledge sharing and impactful projects. ” “And, thanks to Bell’s 5G network, we can deliver strong connectivity and coverage, high-performance data transmission and, above all, a secure environment for our contractors.”
Established in 1996, Centec is open to all and supports companies of all sizes with high-tech projects that demonstrate high growth potential. It has been recognized by UBI Global as one of the top 20 business incubators in the world. Its acceleration and propulsion programs make it a true vehicle for growth, creating the largest concentration of technology start-up entrepreneurs in both Quebec and Canada.