In the news: a superb year at the Technoparc, 5 Technoparc companies in the list of the best employers, a new headquarters, works of the REM. Services: six restos on the site, Lunch and Learn at NEOMED, innovation centers and the tips and tricks from our collaborators.

In the news

Superb year at the Technoparc

The superb year at the Technoparc Montréal was highlighted by the economic journalist André Dubuc in his article in the newspaper La Presse. Montréal’s Science and Technology Park has greeted a record number of new companies in life sciences, information technology, aerospace and miscellaneous technologies. In addition, many significant investments were made as well as a major upcoming expansion project at the NEOMED Institute. A great team work that we are very proud of, helping the economic development of the city of Montreal and the province of Quebec. An article (in French) to read and share.

Technoparc Montréal at the Matinée du financement

Ms. Luana Borelli of Technoparc Montréal will host the RBC Royal Bank panel at the Matinée du financement on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Crystal. The partners of the event, including Technoparc Montréal, are pleased to invite you to the Matinée du financement, an event that will highlight the sources of help available for your international projects and innovation. As part of this morning, you will be able to: meet funding experts to discuss your projects; Network with entrepreneurs who face the same challenges as you; Participate in the RBC Royal Bank panel with three exporting and innovative companies. Several speakers will be present as well as the MP for Saint-Laurent Emmanuella Lambropoulos. Tickets are $ 65. You can register by clicking this link.

Congratulations to 5 Technoparc Montréal companies

ABB, Air Canada, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genetec and Vidéotron ranked amongst Montreal’s Top 100 Employers for 2019. Technoparc Montréal is delighted with these appointments and is committed to continuing to provide an exceptional quality of life on the site so that it can help other resident companies to make it into the next ranking. To see the full list, please click on this link. Note that you can also apply for next year’s ranking!

“Hope For Dementia” Gala benefit event

On January 31st, Mr. Carl Baillargeon of Technoparc Montréal was honored to host the Gala “Hope for Dementia” evening with a number of public figures, including the Honorable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health (Canada ), Mrs. Emmanuella Lambropoulos, Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent and Mr. Marc Baaklini, representing the Coalition Avenir Québec. The event was “sold-out” thanks to the sustained efforts of the organizational committee supported by the Novatek International team. The latter doubles efforts to support Hope For Dementia, a non-profit organization that works to defend brain health in our aging population. One of their goals is to establish a university chair for teaching and advancing research on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. We would like to thank the participants, donors and contributors who made this evening unforgettable and we invite you to view several photos and videos that have been shared on their Facebook page.

A new head office at the Technoparc

Haivision announced its arrival at the Technoparc de Montréal! It is with pleasure that we welcome this new company to our science and technology park. The leader in video streaming technology, announced last month the relocation of its Montreal head office, now located in the Technoparc de Montreal in Canada. This new site will allow it to expand over 30,000 square feet. Join us to welcome them to the site. Our family is growing day by day!More information via their press release.

Register to the Alpha Contest 2019

The contest is open to SMEs from Saint-Laurent, Ahunstic-Cartierville, Mont-Royal…and Technoparc de Montréal! You have taken some good steps and realized some major successes in 2018 in various areas (administrative, human resources or in energy management, marketing or research). You have stood out in your field of business. Register for the Alpha Contest which recognizes the excellence and dynamism of businesses for more than 34 years. Your firm or your branch is not required to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent – Mount Royal. You can register your company via this link.

Official opening of Excelitas Technologies’ offices at the Technoparc

In December 2018, Excelitas Technologies, a global technology leader in innovative high-performance Optoelectronics and Photonic solutions, celebrated the inauguration of their new office in the Technoparc of Montréal. Excelitas Saint-Laurent staff and their Vaudreuil facility representatives were joined by guests of honor including the Mayor of the Saint-Laurent Borough, Mr. Alan De Sousa; Mr. Francesco Miele, City Councillor for Cote-de-Liesse District; Mr. Aref Salem, City Councillor for Norman-McLaren District; Broccolini, our office contractors: Nick Iwanowski, President of Construction, Nicola Mocchiutti, Project Manager and Vishal Rana Project Coordinator as well as the Corporate Sales Manager at Novotel Airport Hotel, Emilie Aina. Michael Ersoni, Excelitas Technologies EVP, Commercial stated “these are exciting times for Excelitas, where strong growth and innovation are driving the need to expand work space; we are pleased to be part of the Montreal Technoparc family.”
You can get more information on the company through their Website.

The REM at Technoparc

In the Technoparc area, the REM will gradually go underground to the north of Alexander-Fleming Street in order to avoid the wetlands to the south. The construction of a trench will create a transition towards the tunnel that will be excavated in the bedrock to connect the Technoparc and the airport. The work sequence includes the construction of retaining walls, soil excavation and steel framing work. More information on the work is available through the REM’s Website.

Thales and Bell Nexus

The future of air mobility relies on Thales, a Technoparc Montréal resident company for 21 years. Last month, the world of personal mobility has taken a giant leap forward as Bell revealed the full-scale configuration of its vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle at CES 2019. As part of the Bell Nexus team Thales is helping redefine the flying experience. Now, an experience where the passenger defines the flying journey and the aircraft has the power to potentially meet you at your front door is one step closer to reality. An excellent news that you can read fully through this press release.

Biopark Brasil and Technoparc Montréal

Brasil-Canada magazine presents an interview with Mr. Luiz Donaduzzi, CEO of Biopark, a technology park project in the province of Parana, Brazil. We had the chance to meet Mr. Donaduzzi several times at the Technoparc de Montréal, as an observer. We were pleased to share our expertise and advice to help make his project viable. Upon reading the interview, we are very proud of his work and wish him success!
Article to read on page 8.


Six Restos at Technoparc

Did you know that there are six restos at the Technoparc and that they are open to the public? They are in the building of the NEOMED Institute, Place Innovation (Bombardier building), 2600 Alfred-Nobel and Novotel. Did you know that in Place Innovation, there is a large food court offering different dishes, including Crudessence dishes and Tim Hortons and Bento Sushi counters? Take a tour to discover the complete offer of the food fair and, a little further, the Van Houtte counter with cafes, pastries and sandwiches! It’s open to all, so don’t feel shy to walk into the building and follow the pictograms. To help you get there, click this Google Maps link.

“Lunch & Learn” session at NEOMED Institute

The Chemical Computing Group will have the pleasure to present on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019, at noon, the MOE Software Platform. Molecular Operating Environment (MOE) is a drug discovery software platform that integrates visualization, modelling and simulations, as well as methodology development, in one package. MOE scientific applications are used by biologists, medicinal chemists and computational chemists in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic research. The session is free, open to all and a lunch will be served. Interested parties can confirm their presence before Wednesday, February 13th with Terry Grassetti at

Innovation centers at the Technoparc

Did you know that there are two innovation centers in the heart of the Technoparc? They are open to all sizes of businesses, from start-ups to SMEs, who wish to establish themselves in the largest science and high technology park in Canada. These two centers of innovation already have more than forty companies, which encourages easy exchanges, which ultimately can become commercial collaborations. There are still some spaces available in our co-working space and closed offices as well as two team offices. Contact Liliane Sénécal of Technoparc Montréal at More info on our 2 business centers are available through our Website.

Excel 2016 course

The Services aux entreprises de la Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys, in collaboration with Technoparc Montréal, will offer advanced Excel training 2016. Funded by Services Québec, this part-time course is offered at a reasonable cost of $ 2 / hour (60 $) + manual ($ 35) taxes included. Online payment only. The duration is 30 hours, Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 2 pm, from February 25th to April 15th, 2019. The number of participants per group is at minimum 10 and maximum 15 (maximum 3 people from the same company). Classes will take place at the Technoparc Montréal (location to be specified) and participants must master Excel beginner and intermediate. Each participant must bring their computer and make sure to install the 2016 version of Excel. Please click this link to register. You can also obtain more information at 514 855-4500, extension 8820 or

K.I.D.S Daycare at Technoparc

Did you know that K.I.D.S. Daycare offers high quality day care at the Technoparc? They include monthly themes, such as arts and music, and offer music, dance, physical education and yoga classes to the children. Their meals are fresh and homemade daily. They have two spacious outdoor courtyards plus an indoor gymnasium and special events are offered throughout the year. For more information, visit their Website or contact Susan at 514-332-8295.

Stay in for lunch and get 10% off

It’s cold outside? You’d rather stay in for lunch? The Bistro 21st Century Food, located at the entrance of the Technoparc, offers a great promotion including freshness, speed and savings. Receive 10% off any order for delivery to your office at the Technoparc. It’s very simple
1) Click their website at:
2) Go to the section “bistro locations” at the bottom left
3) Then create an account (it takes 30 seconds) or log in to your existing account
4) Choose your meal
5) Enter the promo code techno10 and get 10% off
6) Receive your meal at your office, delivered by the Bistro located at the Technoparc
7) Smile!!
For more information, check out the Bistro’s website

Superb building at Technoparc

Adjacent to the 7150 Albert-Einstein, this magnificent project will make you enjoy unparalleled sunshine, modern architecture, the quality of life recognized at the Technoparc and proximity to the future light train station (REM) for quick access to the airport (3 minutes) or downtown (22 minutes). Welcome to your future prestigious address in the heart of Technoparc. Interested? Contact Carl Baillargeon from Technoparc Montréal at for your private visit. You can also see our Website section on rental and purchasing opportunities at the Technoparc.

Monthly Sustainability Tips & Insights from ERA: Fairtrade

The Fairtrade Movement promotes fair international trading partnerships and sustainable development. It is a charity-based foundation working to empower development in countries where labour and resources are commonly exploited.
With standards, certification and compliance labels, FairTrade products guarantee quality. Staples such as chocolate, coffee, sugar, cotton and gold can all fall under the certification of FairTrade. There are over 1.66 million farmers and workers across 73 countries who participate in this movement which requires companies to pay sustainable prices for their resources and promotes sustainable livelihoods.
The Principles of Fair Trade are as follows: Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers; Transparency and Accountability; Fair Trading Practices; Fair Payment; Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour; Commitment to Non-Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association; Ensuring Good Working Conditions; Providing Capacity Building and promoting Fair Trade Respect for the Environment. Did you know that almost 7,000 products from chocolate to flowers are Fairtrade certified in Canada? Your purchases can have a huge impact on social, environmental and economical sustainability. Vote for Sustainability, your choices affect actions! Check out this interactive list of registered brands and companies that sell Fairtrade certified products in Canada.
For more information, please send an email to ERA at or see their Website.

The Monthly Web Advice by Marketing Ultimum:
The Interaction between Social media & Search engines

The question of whether there’s a direct relationship between social media and search engines has been one of the most debated topics in the online search industry. Over the years, different statements have been made by search engines that might suggest different answers. In 2010, both Bing and Google said that pages rank can be impacted by social signals. But, in another statement released in 2014, Google denied a direct impact of Social on rankings. Since then, many have studied the question. It has turned out that, since 2016, a consistent rise of URLs from social media such as Facebook and Twitter ranking high in Google search results was observed. With diverging data coming from different places, the question arises: How does Social Media Impacts S.E.O.? Whether social signals are a direct ranking factor or not, here are two ways how they impact your S.E.O.:
Link potential: We know that the number of links pointing towards a website or a page is an important ranking factor. Consequently, the more content you actively publish on social media, the more it will be seen and shared by others and the more people will link to your content.
Audience building: Nowadays, having only a website or a web page simply isn’t enough to get people to visit it. In this highly competitive landscape, you need to actually build a following, a pool of potential clients to whom you can raise awareness to about your brand, products or services.
There are also other ways social media impact your S.E.O. and your overall web presence. Knowing that, it’s pertinent to know how you can best act on that knowledge to benefit your presence. To conclude, here are a few things you can do now to indirectly help your S.E.O. with social media: Share good and relevant content; Post updates regularly and optimize your social media profiles.
If you’d like to learn more about the strategies discussed here or to discover how you can achieve better rankings for your page, Marketing Ultimum offers you a free strategic planning session! You can contact their team today by phone: (438) 793-4960 or email: You can also visit their Website.