March 6, 2020


The President and Chief Executive Officer of INO, Mr. Alain Chandonnet, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Valérie Hénaire as Director of the new high-tech incubator, Quantino.

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Since stepping into her role on February 17, Ms. Hénaire has been called upon to create partnerships in the innovation ecosystem and find companies to incubate.

After graduating from Université Laval with a bachelor’s degree in Social Advertising and Educational Technologies, Ms. Hénaire built a solid professional background over the course of 25 years including stints at Ubisoft, SAGA, Frima and De Marque. This experience has enabled her to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the players in Québec City’s creative world, as well as the province of Québec as a whole. Her leadership has been recognized both here at Université Laval and elsewhere, as she was chosen by Canadian Women in Communications to participate in Banff Centre’s New Media Career Accelerator Program. Her entrepreneurial qualities and creativity, currently highlighted on the Board of Directors of the Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ), 3 E, as well as on the Comité consultatif Arts numériques et divertissement interactif (ANDI), will help Quantino achieve its ambitious goals.

I am extremely pleased to announce the arrival of someone of this calibre. Valérie Hénaire’s ability to create connections between people, projects and ideas is universally recognized. Her profile and experience are exactly what we wanted to project Quantino deeper into the innovation ecosystem. Valérie’s expertise and rigour will be crucial to the deployment of our vision in the field and ensure the success of our incubator

- Alain Chandonnet, INO President and CEO

Quantino is the first high-tech optics-photonics incubator in Canada, specializing in quantum technology, hardware and deeptech. Created and operated by INO, Quantino works with innovative high-tech entrepreneurs to revolutionize the technologies of today and create the technologies of tomorrow. In addition to offering the type of specific support that encourages the development of sustainable businesses Quantino provides its incubees with world-renowned experts and first-rate infrastructures. Quantino will be welcoming its first incubees in the spring.