CEIM and WBC Incubator from Belgium Work Together to Support Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences
CEIM from Canada and WBC Incubator from Belgium Work Together to Support Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences
March 16, 2018: To support entrepreneurship in life sciences, Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM) and WBC Incubator, based in Liège, Belgium, signed a cooperation agreement.
Under this agreement, the two organizations are working together to help their respective life sciences clients expand their international operations via Wallonia for CEIM companies into Europe and via Quebec for WBC companies into Canada.
Thanks to this reciprocal agreement, clients of CEIM and of WBC will benefit from the services offered by the Liège or Montréal incubators under the same conditions as if they were clients of the partner incubator.
This agreement was signed by Mrs. Hélène Desmarais, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of CEIM, and Mr. Serge Pampfer, General Manager of WBC Incubator, on the occasion of the State visit to Canada of their Majesties the King and the Queen of the Belgians.
For more than 20 years, CEIM has been devoted to the creation and development of innovative companies in information technology, to the creation of sustainable employment and to the Quebec economic development. CEIM offers a complete range of customized consulting services in management and related services in a simple and effective way. CEIM also provides office space in the Quartier de l’innovation (Innovation Area) and organizes information and networking events. Among CEIM’s partners are the governments of Quebec and Canada as well as main Canadian innovation centres.
WBC Incubator, founded in 2006, was financed by Sofipôle, Meusinvest and Sambrinvest in order to develop and accelerate innovative, competitive and sustainable companies in the field of life sciences in Wallonia. WBC works closely with all the universities and research centres based in Wallonia and with other economic players in the area. WBC helps structure and mature scientific and technological projects through a set of support tools related mainly to management and financing, as well as to the prototyping, production and launch stages.
CEIM (Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal) is dedicated to helping early-stage and growth-stage tech companies that present innovative projects with strong commercial potential. We foster close relationships with our clients and offer a wide range of services that are tailored to their specific needs, with a view of providing them with the optimal conditions to grow and sustain their projects in the long term.