Entrepreneur-in-residence program

The Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program is a joint initiative by INO and Ville de Québec, with the collaboration of the Anges Québec network. INO coordinates the program, which was developed to give new companies spun off from optics and photonics research a better chance of succeeding.



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Selection for the INO Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program will allow you to benefit from a 6 to 18 month incubation period that includes the following advantages:

  • Eligibility for a contribution by Ville de Québec to cover startup expenses, up to a maximum of $200,000
  • You will benefit from the INO research team assistance which will be in charge of the technology development according to your strategic plan and target applications
  • Housing at INO
  • The opportunity to benefit from experimental applications resulting from research conducted at INO
  • Marketing-related support from the Anges Québec and INO business development team will support you in your commercialization efforts

To maximize the odds of success, the program seeks out visionary entrepreneurs who have clear business plans as well as established contact networks. The program is also open to international candidates.

As a selected entrepreneur, you will be responsible for:

  • Using INO technology or expertise to establish a business
  • Creating a viable business within the Quebec City area
  • Repaying the financial assistance you will receive

Over the course of 25 years, INO has contributed to the creation of 30 companies. INO’s goal is to contribute to the establishment of some 10 innovative businesses by 2017.

For further information about the program, please have a look at this document or contact us at

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You will receive a confirmation email including your request, for your track record.