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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 17 August, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Other
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
International Cleantech Network (IUCN)
Canada Cleantech
Umweltcluster Bayern
China Yixing Industrial Park for Environmental Science & Technology (ES&TP)
Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION)
Ministério do Medio ambiante (Brasil)
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Denis
Leclerc
Cluster Manager
(+1) 514 905 4831
dleclerc@ecotechquebec.com
Victoria
Smaniotto
ECCP Responsible Person
(+1) 514 905 4829
vsmaniotto@ecotechquebec.com
Amélie
Bergeron-Vachon
Internationalisation Responsible
(+1) 514 905 4829
abergeronvachon@ecotechquebec.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Energy management
Environmental Engineering / Technology
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Clean technologies in air, soil, water treatment, green chemistry, ecomobility, clean energy, energy efficiency, waste management, waste-to-energy
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
146
Number of SME members: 
117
Number of larger company members: 
11
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
18
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
FP Innovation
Technology Center
INO
Research Organisation
Enerkem
Larger Company
Varitron
Larger Company
Ecosystem Energy
Larger Company
Gaz Métro
Larger Company
Groupe Robert
Larger Company
BELL
Larger Company
Cycle Capital
Larger Company
McGill
University
Inocucor Technologies
SME
Rackam
SME
Aquartis
SME
Carnot Réfrigération
SME
TGWT
SME
Polystivert
SME
PyroGenesis Canada
SME
Biothermica Technologies
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

In a sustainable development perspective, Ecotech Quebec mobilizes key players of the green economy to create the most favorable conditions for the development and growth of companies, and encourages end-users to increase the deployment of clean technologies.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Details of support services: 
  • Obtain a direct access to a unique ecosystem (ordering parties, financiers, researchers, cleantech developers)
  • Generate business opportunities with players of this ecosystem during networking activities
  • Increase your visibility on the web with your own marketing fact sheet on our website
  • Identify business opportunities more rapidly during meetings with international buyers reserved exclusively for our members
  • Obtain privileged information on the most recent national and international clean technology trends and developments
  • Contribute to ongoing industry representation within public institutions
  • Participate to Écotech Québec’s different task forces on topics such as taxation, financing, branding, innovation & commercialization, internationalization, and human resources; also participate in the realization of projects that will benefit the cleantech ecosystem
  • Attend workshops offered by renowned experts
  • Save 25% of the cost of activities such as the Annual Cleantech Forum or the Summit on Parliament Hill
  • Obtain rebates on your registration fees for events on the national and international scene
  • Contribute to develop Ecotech Québec's position parliamentary committee
  • Propose your name for Ecotech Québec’s board of governors
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
Brazil
Canada
China
South Africa
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
CLEAN, Denmark
Clean Tech Delta, The Netherlands
GreenCape, South Africa
Green Tech Cluster, Austria
Greentech South, United Kingdom
Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster, Italy
OREEC, Norway
Renewable Energy Hamburg, Germany
Research Triangle, United States of America
Sustainable Business Hub Sweden, Sweden
Tenerrdis, France
TWEED, Belgium
Umweltcluster Bayern, Germany
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 
  • September 22, 2016 - Canada's Clean50 Award recipient in Quebec

    Congratulations to two co-founders of Écotech Québec, Andrée-Lise Méthot and Guy Drouin, and to Vincent Chornet from Enerkem, who received the prestigious Canada's Clean50 Award for their contribution to green economy in Canada.

  • June 20, 2016 - Denis Leclerc re-elected by the International Cleantech Network to be president of the board.

    Congratulations to Écotech Québec's Denis Leclerc, for his reelection as president of the board of the International Cleantech Network (ICN). This organization, based in Copenhagen, gathers cleantech clusters from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. This cooperation aims to increase business opportunities by creating synergies between the companies, research centers, and local authorities of each of the partners.

  • May 25, 2016 - Summit on Parliament hill - recap

    On May 11 and 12, cleantech entrepreneurs gathered on Parliament Hill in Québec city to increase the elected officials' awaremess to the importance of cleantech. Participants met with Dominique Anglade, Minister oe Economy, Science and Innovation, Pierre Arcand, Minister responsible for the Plan Nord, Geoffrey Kelly, Minister responsible of Indigenous Affairs, and Luc Blanchette, Minister responsible for the Mining sector, among many others.

  • March 8, 2016 - An innovative partnership between Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia

    This is a first for Canada! Ecotech Québec, MaRS Discovery District and BC Cleantech CEO Alliance  have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate efforts to promote clean technologies, combat climate change and contribute to a strong, diverse, sustainable economy.

  • February 10, 2015 - Denis Leclerc Accelerates the Transition towards Clean Technologies

    Denis Leclerc, President and CEO of Ecotech Quebec and new President of International Cleantech Network, deploys numerous initiatives to develop the cleantech industry. Enviscope, a French newspaper, published this article about him.

  • January 20, 2015 - Denis Leclerc named Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Cleantech Network

    The Board of Directors of International Cleantech Network, an organization based in Copenhagen (Denmark), is pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. Denis Leclerc as Chairman of the Board. Click here to read the press release.

  • October 28, 2014 - Ecotech Quebec Signes Two Cooperation Agreements in China

    As part of the Mission led by the Prime Minister Philippe Couillard, Écotech Québec signed two cooperation agreement with Yixing Industrial Park for Environmental Science & Technology and Qingdao City Construction Investment Group in order to achieve business and research partnership in the cleantech sector.

  • October 21, 2014 - WHITE Paper for a GREEN Economy Through Cleantechs

    Ecotech Quebec unveils the WHITE Paper for a GREEN Economy Through Cleantechs and proposes to equip Quebec and innovative companies to storm the global market for clean technology.

  • October 6, 2013 - INNO+ at Bell

    Écotech Quebec match making activity results in a partnership for the adoption of clean refrigeration systems in the data centers of a pan-Canadian telecom company: in the context of an INNO+ session, Bell welcomed 10 Écotech Québec members to present their environmental solutions to enhance energy savings at Bell’s data centres, office buildings and vehicle fleet. Carnot refrigeration which produces HFC-free refrigeration system now accompanies Bell across Canada. Read the Press release

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 
  • Access to Markets - Gain market intelligence as each partner serves as one-stop entry for its region
  • Access to Capital - Build relations with investissors to accelerate access to funding
  • Access to Talent - Ensure cleantech companies can attract and retain high-talented people
  • Advocacy - Provide information and advice to key decision-makers
  • Marketing - Promote Canadian cleantech, nationally and internationally