Novacentris, is the first open innovation portal in Quebec and Canada, making it possible to submit technological challenges to a large research community, discover possible solutions, find partners, access funding and coordinate the majority of public partners within the field of innovation.
Other web platforms dedicated to open innovation:
My Digital Primary Health Care
A mobilizing social innovation project that aims to optimize the efficiency of primary health care in Quebec. By capitalizing on ICTs, the My Digital Primary Health Care project aims to establish a better dynamic between patients and healthcare workers: giving patients a better capacity to proactively take charge of their health, while allowing healthcare practitioners to perform their tasks within networks and interdisciplinary teams.
Launched in November 2012, NEOMED and the NEOMED Institute represent a novel approach to the research and development (R&D) of new medications, aiming primarily to transform early-stage scientific innovations into commercial partnership opportunities.
An online tool that allows municipalities to involve citizens in its decision-making processes. The platform, among other things, allows municipalities to quickly receive feedback on its residents’ priorities. It also integrates social media in order to increase citizen participation and discussion on the budget, while creating and easily personalizing an online consultation.
A learning platform that connects people with similar interests in order for them to share knowledge face to face, one-on-one. Since 2011, thousands of people have been brought together to share their curiosities and passions.
Urban Remote Control (Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles)
Developed in collaboration with the Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, the urban remote control is a mobile application for iOS that allows users to actively interact within a particular area. It presents all programming for the Quartier des spectacles, as well as interactive walking tours and experiences that encourage citizen contribution. The remote control manages content in a bidirectional way: serving as an intelligent aggregator and allowing users to take various actions in the area by simply moving around or using one’s phone differently.