Welcome to the Innovate Publishing Series
The Innovate publishing series is a 350-page in-depth study and Augmented Reality video series that showcases the people, companies, products, and services that are leading the race within a cities innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. A book with augmented reality video, an online platform and a global network with a common goal of ensuring the best innovations and innovation enablers connect and succeed.
Innovator Nominations are Open!
We are inviting the top 100 innovation success stories in every city to be featured because Innovation ecosystems around the world need to be recognized and connected as they contribute to building a better tomorrow for us all!
Please use the buttons below to nominate the leading innovators and personas in your area that deserve to be featured.
A Prominent Centre for Music, Theatre, Motion Picture and TV production, Toronto is the largest city in Canada by population.
This global city is a center of business, finance, arts, and culture and is recognized as one of the most multi cultural cities in the world.
Innovate Toronto seeks to find those individuals and companies in this cosmopolitan gem that drives Innovation. Those that are tirelessly working towards a better tomorrow for all.
Thank them by nominating them for this honor.
Centered on the Island of Montreal with the second most populous municipality in Canada, the City of Montreal remains an important center of Commerce, Aerospace, Transport, Finance, Pharmaceuticals Technology, Art, Design, Education, Culture, Tourism, Food, Fashion, Film, Gaming and World Affairs.
Montreal is an important incubator for Innovation in Canada with some of the most Innovative companies in the country based here.
Nominate these local leaders in Innovation for Innovate Montreal and show them your support for the amazing work they are doing.
As the third-largest metropolitan area Vancouver is one of the most populated and ethnically diverse cities in Canada.
Vancouver, with it’s thriving art, music and theater scenes, has been consistently named as one of the top five cities for livability and quality of life in the world and is also a popular location for films.
Innovate Vancouver is asking you to nominate those companies who have made a difference and impact in the local community through leading innovation.
Map Out the Innovation Ecosystem of Your City
We are adding new cities to our Global Network on a weekly basis. If your city has a thriving or emerging innovation and startup ecosystem, we invite you to share the story. This a call to action for community leaders, consultants and marketing professionals to join us in putting their innovation ecosystems on the world map.
AI FOR FIGHTING THE PLAGUE OF DISENGAGEMENT NARJES BOUFADEN, FOUNDER AND CEO At the beginning of the new millennium, the Web 2.0 promised a more
THE MINDFUL SCHOLAR About Me It was five months of extremely strict bed rest, completely flat on my back, that allowed me to conceptualize, develop
REAL VENTURES Real Ventures is Canada’s most active early-stage VC firm and a driving force behind emerging tech ecosystems. In 2007, we questioned why brilliant
AGORIZE BECAUSE THE BEST INNOVATIONS CAN COME FROM ANYWHERE Agorize is an Open Innovation as a Service platform that helps organizations innovate and recruit faster
Sauropod Studio strives to go out of the beaten path to create innovative and genre-bending PC and console experiences. Their first game, Castle Story proposed
QUARTIER DE L’INNOVATION (QI) DAMIEN SILÈS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MONTRÉAL’S QUARTIER DE L’INNOVATION In 2013, Montréal established the Quartier de l’Innovation (QI), a district focused
VENTURX Who is crazy enough to go to Silicon Valley with a one-way ticket with no job, no VISA, and no apartment? THIS ENTREPRENEUR! A
Autorité Des Marchés Financiers (AMF) – Innovation: A Regulator’s Perspective – L’Innovation Dans L’Oeil Du Régulateur
AUTORITÉ DES MARCHÉS FINACIERS (AMF) INNOVATION: A REGULATOR’S PERSPECTIVE L’INNOVATION DANS L’OEIL DU RÉGULATEUR Patrick Déry, Superintendent, Solvency and Head, Innovation Strategy; Lise Estelle Brault,
MCGILL UNIVERSITY EXCELLENT RESEARCH FUELS INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON CAMPUS AND BEYOND EN RECHERCHE, L’EXCELLENCE NOURRIT L’INNOVATION ET L’ENTREPRENEURIAT SUR LES CAMPUS ET AU-DELÀ McGill
SMOOCH Connecting businesses to all the world’s messaging channels for a more human customer experience. Modern messaging has transformed the way we communicate with each
GCBT – A NEW CHAPTER IN CANADIAN BIOPHARMACEUTICALS Founded in 2014, GC Biotherapeutics Inc. (GCBT) has been established as GC’s North American Headquarters and the
FRONT ROW VENTURES For students, by students. Front Row Ventures is Canada’s first student-run venture capital fund. Powered by Real Ventures, FRV has successfully run
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CYCLENIUM PHARMA Ben Franklin is credited with having said, “Out of adversity comes opportunity.” That was certainly very true for the scientist-entrepreneurs who gathered around
Technopolys THE GREATEST PROMOTIONAL MOVEMENT OF QUÉBEC’S TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY LE PLUS GRAND MOUVEMENT DE PROMOTION DES TECHNOLOGIES DU QUÉBEC Initiated by TechnoMontréal, technopolys draws on
TYPHOON After decades shipping blockbusters for big players in the videogame business such as EA, Ubisoft and Warner Brothers, Typhoon was established with the aim
PANACHE DIGITAL GAMES At Panache Digital Games, there is no such thing as ordinary Panache Digital Games isn’t your typical independent game studio. We are
IMAGIA TRANSFORMING THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY WITH AI-DRIVEN PERSONALIZED CARE DES SOINS PERSONNALISÉS GRÂCE À L’IA POUR TRANSFORMER LE SECTEUR MÉDICAL Founded in 2015, Imagia is
RAMPART Rampart manufactures and distributes an array of products to create perfect work environments for commercial or institutional spaces. From partitions systems, demountable walls, acoustic
YOGATRIBES AND BLUE DIGITAL AGENCY MAKING YOGA MORE ACCESSIBLE, ONE CITY AT A TIME https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=D1iAiFRFtFM Sophie Lymburner is the ambitious and creative mind behind two
E180 – THE FUTURE OF LEARNING IS COLLABORATIVE, SELF-DIRECTED, AND EXPERIENTIAL L’AVENIR DE L’APPRENTISSAGE EST COLLABORATIF, AUTOGÉRÉ, ET EXPÉRIENTIEL When things get messy and complex
SPECIALIZING IN ADVANCED RECRUITMENT TECHNOLOGIES & SOLUTIONS POWERED BY A.I. Workland’s Vision: Workland envisioned a world where it would take a few days to find
THALES – CHRISTOPHE MURATET DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION AND DESIGN FOR THALES IN NORTH AMERICA The world around us is changing fast. Today’s global business climate
3DPARTFINDER – FROM 3D DATA TO BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE At last, a disruptive technology in the world of search engines for the industry! Nowadays most products
EXPANDIFY MARKETING INC. For a couple years now we have been innovating the Montreal ecosystem. We are the founders of Expandify Marketing Inc., Nicolas Buffone
STRADIGI AI BUILDING A FUTURE WHERE HUMANS CAN BE MORE HUMAN At the heart of our company’s innovative product is a diverse,inclusive team. There’s no
PSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS Face and defeat your addiction fears today using Virtual Rehab’s service offering. The solution is in your hands. You can
LYREBIRD CAN CREATE A DIGITAL VOICE THAT SOUNDS LIKE YOU FROM ONLY ONE MINUTE OF AUDIO Lyrebird was founded by three PhD students from the
FUTURE WITHOUT BOUNDRIES THE BEGINNING OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS À L’AFFÛT D’INNOVATIONS TECHNOLOGIQUES ÉMERGENTES On the lookout for emerging technological innovations, ZONETI evaluates innovations, drives
Pursuing big ideas in Nano concepts, taking them to market and owning the category, has been the passion of Montrealers Steven Zeitz and Lee Goren,
MTLIGHT COLLECTIVE ©SebastienRoy.ca / Symposium IX 2018 ©SebastienRoy.ca / Symposium IX 2018 Hello, I’m Matthieu from Mtlight Collective. In a nutshell, the business of augmented
CENTRE HOSPITALIER DE L’UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL VERS UN SYSTÈME DE SANTÉ INNOVANT ET APPRENANT TOWARDS AN INNOVATIVE LEARNING HEALTH SYSTEM Dr Fabrice Brunet, MD, PhDPrésident-directeur
ORA GRAPHENE AUDIO INC. Ora Graphene Audio Inc. is a Montreal-based startup that engineers advanced nano-materials for the audio industry. Their team works with the
TUQUE GAMES Video game developer and publisher of video games from the Livelock and Dungeons & Dragons universes. Over here at Tuque Games we ♥
CEIM FUELLING INNOVATION SINCE 1996 AU SERVICE DE L’INNOVATION DEPUIS 1996 Women in Artificial Intelligence featuring Element AI, Myelin,Aerial Technologies and Workland Founded in 1996
CONNECTING INNOVATORS FOR BREAKTHROUGH RESULTS Following his Mitacs internship experience with CM Labs, McGill University alumnus Kamran Ghaffari launched Touché Technologies. The new company is
AI-powered Text Analytics Platform for Feedback Interpretation Keatext is an AI-powered text analytics platform that synthesizes in seconds large volumes of feedback from multiple channels
Signal Space Lab – New Media Content Creators Specialising in IN VR/AR/ XR Innovation and Production
SIGNAL SPACE LAB NEW MEDIA CONTENT CREATORS BASED IN MONTREAL’S OLD PORT SPECIALISING IN VR/AR/ XR INNOVATION AND PRODUCTION With a clear focus on finding
Fundica – a Search Engine that Identifies the most Relevant Grants, Tax Credits, and Loans Across Canada.
FUNDICA After years spent helping companies with government and private sector funding, the founders of Fundica realized something profound: all companies— be they small startups
MYLÈNE GAGNON VICE-PRÉSIDENTE, VENTES ET SERVICES AUX CONGRÈS Des siècles avant que les premiers explorateurs français ne réalisent que l’ île qu’on nomme maintenant Montréal
Giro – Innovator To The Public Transit And Postal Industries – Innovateur Pour Le Transport Public Et La Poste
GIRO INNOVATOR TO THE PUBLIC TRANSIT AND POSTAL INDUSTRIES INNOVATEUR POUR LE TRANSPORT PUBLIC ET LA POSTE Every day, millions of people around the globe
TRANSFORMING LEGAL PROCESSES TO MAKE THEM MORE SUITABLE FOR ENTREPRENEURS!TRANSFORMER LES PROCESSUS JURIDIQUES POUR LES RENDRE PLUS ADAPTÉS AUX ENTREPRENEURS ! Lex Start is a
AERIAL TECHNOLOGIES WIFI MOTION DETECTION MADE EASY WITH AI LA DÉTECTION DE MOUVEMENT PAR WIFI SIMPLIFIÉE GRÂCE À L’IA The Aerial Team is growing. We
ELEMENT AI ELEMENT AI IS A GLOBAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE COMPANY CREATING SOFTWARE PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO AUGMENT DECISIONS AND HELP MAKE BUSINESSES STRONGER, SAFER AND MORE
“TO PUT IT SIMPLY, MCGILL SUPPORTS INNOVATION, FROM THE IDEA STAGE TO ITS TRANSFER TO SOCIETY.” SYLVAIN COULOMBE, ASSOCIATE VICE-PRINCIPAL, INNOVATION AND PARTNERSHIPS At a
STARTUPFEST Startupfest is the largest startup event in Canada, boasting over 8000 attendees, and growing. Founded in 2011, it has become the annual gathering at
RED BARRELS Red Barrels is the independent video game studio behind the immersive horror series Outlast, a series that has terrified more than 15 million
The NEOMED Institute is a non-profit Research & Development (R&D) organization created in 2012, when AstraZeneca closed their pharmaceutical research center in Montreal. AstraZeneca donated