Communicated - The Association des Entreprises pour le développement des technologies éducatives au Québec (Edteq) and Centech, an innovation hub and incubator for technology startups, announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding aimed at improving the support offered to the ecosystem of innovative startups and SMEs in the field of digital education. This agreement will make it possible to pool and align the support offered, so as to perpetuate the educational technologies that are developed by Quebec entrepreneurs.
Specialized support in edtech
Through this partnership, the Edteq Association and Centech wish to pool their respective expertise. This will make it possible to offer Centech's recognized support in launching technological companies to entrepreneurs in the field of digital education and to enhance the whole with Edteq's expertise in order to provide specialized experts and content.
Quebec's educational technology sector stands out for its unique pedagogical expertise, its technological know-how and its dynamism. This agreement marks an important turning point in the development and influence of the Quebec edtech sector in Canada and internationally.-Shawn Young, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Edteq Association.
This partnership will accelerate the creation of companies combining high technology and digital education by improving the support offered to edtech entrepreneurs throughout their entrepreneurial journey. Quebec has everything it takes to be a leader in the field.We are proud to contribute to this worldwide know-how.-Richard Chénier, General Manager, Centech.
About the Edteq Association
Created in 2017 on the initiative of some 20 entrepreneurs, the Association Edteq, which brings together 85 % of Quebec's edtech organizations, is has positioned itself as a key player in the educational technology movement in Quebec and internationally. Its mission is to promote the work of its members and accelerate the digital transformation of education.
Our Centech is an ecosystem that propels innovation and technological entrepreneurship projects stemming from science and engineering. Open to all, Centech was founded in 1996 by the École de technologie supérieure. Through its Acceleration and Propulsion programs, Centech acts as a true instrument of growth, creating one of the largest concentrations of early-stage technology entrepreneurs in Quebec and Canada.