A strategic partnership between Desjardins Caisse des technologies and Garage&co to stimulate Quebec’s hardtech sector


Desjardins Caisse des Technologies joins forces with Continuums and Garage&co. to support the Made in Québec project

MONTREAL, July 10, 2023 – Desjardins Caisse des Technologies is pleased to announce its official partnership with Continuums and the Garage&co incubator. This strategic collaboration will support Quebec’s hardtech ecosystem by strengthening local support and the development of Made in Quebec manufacturing business solutions.

Dr. Samir Mounir, Director of Tech and Innovation Business Development for Desjardins Caisse des Technologies, will play a key role in this partnership. His exceptional experience in innovation and technology investment, combined with his commitment to the Quebec entrepreneurial ecosystem, will be essential in helping to select and support the startups incubated by Garage&co.

The partnership between Desjardins, Continuums and Garage&co, aims to analyze and reinforce the Made in Québec trajectory. This project aims to evaluate the different practices of new manufacturers, the methods of established manufacturing companies, and the challenges encountered during design, production, assembly and distribution in Quebec. It also proposes possible solutions to encourage local collaboration between startups and manufacturers.

“This collaboration is one more step to concretely support innovation and entrepreneurship in our province.” Supported by Jean-François Trudel, General Manager of Desjardins Caisse des Technologies.

In the short term, the project aims to increase the share of local projects and strengthen Quebec’s manufacturing ecosystem by offering opportunities and contracts to entrepreneurs and companies. In the long term, the ambition is to build a solid Quebec ecosystem for hardtech startups, which will have a lasting impact on social, economic and environmental development.

The public is invited to meet representatives of Desjardins Caisse des Technologies, Continuums and Garage&co at the next Startupfest, to be held from July 12 to 14, 2023.

The partnership between Desjardins Caisse des Technologies, Continuums and Garage&co marks a key step in supporting hardtech entrepreneurs and the Quebec manufacturing ecosystem, fostering robust and sustainable local growth.

To find out more about the support provided by Desjardins Caisse des Technologies, please visit http://caissetech.com/

For further information, please contact:

Press contact:

Loupin Gagné,
Partnership and Digital Strategies Advisor @ Desjardins caisse des Technologies
514-522-8320 poste 7135219


Desjardins Caisse des Technologies offers quality financial services to the technological and innovative ecosystem, including students, independent consultants, businesses, startups, groups and unions, and newcomers working in a variety of technological sectors. Thanks to its in-depth expertise and agnostic approach, the caisse works with credible partners to minimize financial risks and maximize growth opportunities.


Continuums is a non-profit organization that initiates structuring projects in open innovation and entrepreneurship with cities and territories, companies and associations. Continuums supports organizations in their strategic planning of collaborative projects, identifies needs and guides their customers in the implementation of complex and structuring projects.

Garage&co. provides solutions to the main problems facing hardtech startups: financing, prototyping, market validation, commercialization and micro-series launch. Garage&co. supports seasoned entrepreneurs, from prototyping to bringing innovative, connected products to market.

For more information on Garage&co, visit https://www.garageincubation.com/

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