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Consulting, training and coaching

Does your business need consulting services, training, or coaching to improve its innovation performance?  Here are the main available resources.

Here are the main available resources.

Innovation consulting


Mardis de l’innovation

The “Mardis de l’innovation” consist in a series of training sessions related to one aspect of the innovation process that are combined with a visit of a business that can illustrate the training and make it as concrete as possible. Most of the training sessions are derived from the MEIE’s best business practices (MPA) program. Duration: approximately 6 hours (including lunch and the visit). Price: $100.

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Creativité et innovation, c’est rentable!

Developped by Défi Innovation Estrie, this program mostly targets small manufacturing businesses (10-100 employees) that are confronted with the vital challenge of developing and innovating to ensure their growth. For the moment, this program is only available in French and to businesses in the Eastern Townships.

This program consists of three stages:

  • An evaluation of the ability to innovate
  • 5 training modules (4 hours each)
  • Approximately 30 hours of dedicated coaching for each business (around the innovative project of the business)

Duration: 4 to 6 months.
Price: $750 per business.

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Formation continue Université de Sherbrooke

Continuing education at the Université de Sherbrooke

The mandate of the Centre universitaire de formation continue is to support faculties, centres, and services in developing an internal and external institutional showcase by setting quality standards, establishing connections, building networks, and hosting a forum for expertise making the Université de Sherbrooke a leader in continuing education. Their courses are presented by experienced professionals who are recognized in their fields. Contact us for more information!


Business services and continuing education at the Cégep de Sherbrooke

Business services

Annually, the Centre de formation continue fulfills more than 100 different mandates with businesses and organizations both within and outside the region. Its training and consulting services are pertinent to managers as well as their staff. Special attention is given to understanding the client’s needs and developing unique custom solutions.

TOWES Skills assessment tools

TOWES is an assessment tool that measures three essential skills to distinguish yourself on the job market—ideal for recruitment and human resources development.

Development workshops

More than 130 development activities in an array of technical and management fields. 

RCTI Réseau conseil Technologie Innovation

Réseau conseil en technologie et en innovation (RCTi)

Do you need specialized advice to speed up one of your innovative projects? This network could benefit you! It brings together specialized consultants from many different fields related to technology and innovation (innovation management, marketing, intellectual property, R&D tax credits, etc.). Thanks to a collaboration with RCTi, DÉFI Innovation Estrie offers Estrie SMEs access to a network of technology and innovation specialists. Furthermore, you can get free consultation hours by going through Défi Innovation Estrie! Contact us for more information!


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