June 16, 2020

Quantino: Launch of a unique high-tech incubator

Quantino, a high-tech incubator specializing in optics, photonics, quantum, deeptech and hardware, will be welcoming its first incubates this Fall.

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Created and managed by INO, Quantino will help accelerate the growth of young companies and the development of cutting-edge technological solutions by bringing together first-class infrastructures, state-of-the-art equipment, and internationally renowned expertise in one location in Quebec City. It is the only incubator with expertise in optics-photonics in Canada.

Businesses interested in joining Quantino must focus on the development of an advanced technology product with strong growth perspectives. Call for candidates currently runs until June 30, 2020.

The Quantino initiative is made possible thanks to the City of Québec through its Vision entrepreneuriale Québec 2023 and the Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation du Québec. Dassault Systèmes is also a key partner of Quantino.

The incubators will also benefit from a strong business ecosystem, including partners such as Innovation Canada, NRC-IRAP, Optonique, CMC, ISEQ, SAGE Mentorat d’affaires and Le Collège des administrateurs de sociétés.

Quantino is an important milestone for INO and confirms its expertise in Quebec City's innovation ecosystem, and well beyond. We are pleased to contribute to providing tomorrow's innovators with the tools they need today, just as INO has been doing for more than 30 years

- Alain Chandonnet, President and CEO, INO

Quantino will offer an exceptional growth environment thanks to newly developed cutting-edge infrastructures and privileged access to INO's facilities and expertise. A great adventure is beginning.

- Valérie Hénaire, director of Quantino

About Quantino

Created and run by the INO, Quantino is a Quebec City-based high-tech incubator specializing in cutting-edge technologies such as optics, photonics, quantum technology, deeptech, and hardware. Quantino accelerates the growth of innovative companies that will revolutionize today's industries and shape the ones of tomorrow by providing access to first-rate facilities, state-of-the-art technology, and world-renowned experts.   

About Quebec City's Vision entrepreneuriale Québec 2023

Focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, growth, financing and coaching, the Vision entrepreneuriale Québec 2023 aims at making Quebec City the entrepreneurial capital of the country. It brings together programs and financial assistance measures to help businesses grow. The Vision receives more than $75.8 million in funding from the Québec government. Quebec City, the Secrétariat de la Capitale nationale and Québec International are leading partners in the promotion of the Vision. For more information, visit