New partnership with the CEIM to help incubate and grow McGill-based start-ups!
On Nov 10th, 2014, the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State announced a funding contribution of up to $ 6.2 million over the next 5 years to support the creation and development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
This partnership will:
For its 4th edition, organised in collaboration of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, the MSI explored the potential for collaboration between the health sector and creative industries. In a context in which many health-related challenges lie ahead of us—due to population growth and aging, as well as to a sustained increase in the structural costs of health care—, there is a critical need to focus on our dynamism and our ability to innovate in order to contribute to our collective well-being.
For its third edition, the MSI addressed the theme of “Smart and Sustainable Grids” from a sustainable development and economic and social impact perspectives.
In a territory such as Quebec where expertise in hydropower electricity production, transportation and use, is recognized worldwide, it is logical that this issue be discussed during an international summit. The dominant role of ICT in the modernization of electrical grids is pushing for a joint reflection that focuses on the economic, social and environmental implications of smart grid deployment.
On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 various group community engagement activities will occur on campus and around the city. These activities will highlight some form of collaboration between the University and a Montreal community organization. Students, staff, faculty and alumni are encouraged to participate in these activities, during which they will learn experientially about the societal issues and challenges facing communities in Montreal while doing something to address them.
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Un regard sur l'avenir du Quartier de l'innovation/ Researching the Future in the QI
On Friday, October 4th, 2013 more than 500 people participated in Community Engagement Day (CED) at McGill. For the second year, the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) organized a full day of volunteer activities for students, faculty and staff. For this edition, 6 activities were held within the Quartier de l'innovation district spanning from Griffintown, Little-Burgundy, Saint-Henri to Pointe-St-Charles.
Innovation: A global renaissance!
McGill Innovation Week is a QI initiative launched in 2013 under the leadership of the McGill QI Team and VP Communications and External Relations at McGill University. The goals of McGill Innovation Week are to: