Are you curious about what can be accomplished by combining creativity and technology? Video games, immersive experiences, animation... the Québec City region’s techno-creative industry is a great example of how dynamic and full of possibilities digital art can be.
This sector has sustained incredible growth over the past 20 years and is now a major economic growth driver in the region. Many studios start up here, building on expertise learned from the region’s biggest players and quality training programs.
Find out why Québec City is the ideal place to bring the techno-creative environment even further.
Source: Québec International, 2018
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Because the video game industry is growing and talents are key, you need an environment that is adapted to the reality of studios and workers. The Québec City region is in a class of its own! How about that?
To tell you more about it:
Discover entrepreneurs who were able to push the boundaries of technology, find new applications for it and set themselves apart on the international scene. Find out why the Québec City region was the ideal place for them to start their adventure.
How has the Québec City region reached such a high status on the global scene? Our engineers and programmers have gained a reputation for being very highly skilled thanks to our many cutting-edge college and university programs. This helps us maintain a high level of competitiveness against the world’s largest players. Moreover, collaboration is at the core of the region’s ecosystem: major stakeholders support and coach the next generation through various programs, paving the way for new independent studios.
Main Fields of Expertise
Many young studios and major players who are active on the international scene have chosen Québec City as a stepping stone to create and grow. Meet some of the businesses that chose the Québec City region.
Independant Video Game Studios
Of course, workers are essential for techno-creative businesses to innovate and set themselves apart. On that front, Québec City is very fortunate. Our talented workers were trained in renowned educational and vocational training establishments whose programs are aligned with the growth challenges experienced by local businesses.
Many events take place each year in the region to bring together and inspire industry stakeholders, a clear demonstration of the collaborative spirit and quest for improvement within Québec City’s techno-creative industry. Read on to learn more about some of these key events.
CATAPULTE is an acceleration program that provides financial support and expert coaching to startup video game studios in order to maximize the success of their first game. Already in its fifth year, the program received the Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award in the Entrepreneurship category by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The first French-speaking digital event in America, the Semaine numériQC attracts each year around 15,000 participants from all over the world. With a wide array of activities spread over the course of 11 days, it has become a key event in the field of technology and the Web thanks to the digital trends showcased, its laid-back atmosphere and the festive setting it provides for networking.
Discover some of the greatest international achievements realized, in whole or in part, by businesses from the greater Québec City region.
In video games
In special effects, immersive experiences and animation
Are you looking to collaborate with stakeholders from the greater Québec City region’s techno-creative sector? The Québec EPIX industry cluster is the ideal partner!
This sectoral cluster brings together people from the fields of video games, animation, special effects, and immersive and multimedia environment design who strive to create remarkable results. Through various projects and activities, Québec EPIX offers businesses of all sizes the opportunity to:
Eager to learn more? Visit Québec EPIX’s website.
The incubator and accelerator LE CAMP, a full-fledged entity of Québec International, has only one goal in mind: helping you reach new heights! Supporting technology business growth, its activities span three areas: a 12-month incubation program, various types of coaching and support, and events and activities. By promoting networking among campers and strategic partners, LE CAMP galvanizes the whole entrepreneurship ecosystem of Québec City.
Learn about LE CAMP and all its services on its website!
Eager to learn more about techno-creativity in the Québec City region? Make sure to check out our publications on the subject!
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