Innovation Mondays

Series of panels connecting sectoral challenges with startup-driven innovations

The objective of these panels is to identify the challenges for which startups could propose creative and innovative solutions. Following a panel, a call to Canadian startups could be launched in order to find solutions that might help them solve their challenges.


Artificial intelligence in construction


Monday, November 9 2020, 4-5:30pm

Recent advances in artificial intelligence have the power to optimize the reading and analysis process of documents in the construction industry, such as plans and estimates. In this panel, leaders from Pomerleau will discuss the technological challenges and opportunities related to their industry.

  • Guests:

    Anne-Sophie Allard, Architect, Design Director, Pomerleau
    Sean Boyer, Ingénieur, Director, Pre-construction, Pomerleau
    Jean-François Perron-Benard, Engineer, Project manager, Pomerleau
    Jean-François Dupuis, Innovation manager, R&D, Pomerleau

Optimization of operations in the health system

Monday, July 13, 2020 from 4 to 5:30pm

The Quebec health system is facing many challenges with COVID-19. On this 3rd edition of Innovation Mondays, our guests discuss operational issues in the healthcare system and explore possible solutions.


  • Kathy Malas, Adjointe au Président-directeur général,  Innovation et intelligence artificielle, CHUM
  • Farah Bendahmane, Directrice, Développement des entreprises, Montréal InVivo
  • Laurent Tillement, Conseiller Scientifique, Servier Canada
  • Emmanuel Daigneault, Directeur développement des affaires, CAE Santé

Supply chain

Monday, June 29, from 4 to 5:30pm

Stakeholders in the supply chain and transportation sector discuss the issues and challenges caused by the current pandemic.


  • Daniel Olivier, Port de Montréal
  • Mathieu Charbonneau, CargoM
  • Simon Boivin, Ray-Mont Logistics
  • Nathalie Sykora, Vice-présidente principale Opérations mondiales, Groupe CSL

Urban Agriculture

Monday June 22 from 4 to 5:30pm

Do you work in the food or agricultural sector and have you been greatly affected by the pandemic? Our panelists will come to debate the issue of the distribution and marketing system for products from urban agriculture.


  • Marie Andrée Mauger, City of Montreal
  • Laurence Fauteux, Grand Potager
  • Hamidou Maïga, Hamidou Horticulture
  • Dominique Lynch-Gauthier, Blanc de Gris
  • Marie-Anne Viau, Cultiver Montréal
  • Claudia Atomei, Expert in urban agriculture