Realize your innovation ambitions with technologies developed by Zú startups

Whether you are a large company, a small business or a not-for-profit organization, one of the key requirements for your organization’s growth is innovation.

Open innovation leverages external resources, ideas, technologies, creativity and know-how to keep the company’s business model and operational strength on the cutting edge of innovation.

Startups are one of the major proponents of an open innovation initiative. Why? Because startups have the agility required to quickly develop a proof of concept. Your organization can then focus on its mass deployment and save a great deal of time, an increasingly scarce resource in a labour shortage environment.

Since 2018, Zú has supported over 90 startups through its incubation and acceleration programs. You can count on these many creative entrepreneurs, technologists, artists and creators to meet your business challenges.

Meet the startups that are working on the solution that will keep your organization on the cutting edge of innovation.

A pool of creative people and entrepreneurs, the innovation marketplace

You should not have to wait for creative entrepreneurs to address your business challenge or need for innovation. Through the large startup portfolio with which Zú has partnered, you benefit from a direct and individualized connection with those who will give you a head start.

Check out some of the companies you could work with:

Some of the technologies used by our startups:
• Artificial intelligence
• Haptics
• 5G
• Metaverse
• Internet of things (IoT)
• Wearable technology
• Web or mobile apps (software)
• Blockchain
• Video game engines
• Robotics
• Multimedia: animation/3D/light/sound
• Smart spaces

A range of services to meet all your needs

The innovation service for SMEs and large companies meets a wide range of needs. We adapt startup access to your business reality by presenting your reverse pitch to the startup portfolio, setting up personalized meetings with startups whose solutions can inspire your teams, organizing a customized ideation program or producing a dedicated Demo Day event, among many other possibilities.

Share your business issues and objectives with us and together we will develop an offer that meets your needs.
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Business services have already produced successful connections.


Here are some of those who have trusted us: The Greater Montreal Hotel Association, BRP, C2, Théâtre Duceppe, Groupe CH, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Just for Laughs, Rodeo FX, Thinkwell, La Presse, Télé Québec and Vibrant Marketing.

Hôtel Bonaventure x Orangead :

“Zú introduced us to Orangead and it was a great experience! They met several needs through a single technology solution: streamlining the posting of content online and generating a new revenue stream. The product is very easy to use and the team was able to adapt it to the reality of the hospitality industry. They have assisted us from A to Z, from implementation to training. They also offered solutions that we hadn’t necessarily thought of. A great experience!” – Sarah Maisonneuve – Sales and Marketing Director at Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal

Banque Nationale, à propos du Démo Day réunissant 24 startups :

« La Banque Nationale est engagée dans le développement et le succès des entreprises d’ici depuis plus de 160 ans. Le Démo Day est un excellent tremplin pour les entreprises en démarrage – il permet de tester des idées et de faire des rencontres fructueuses. Nous sommes fiers de faire équipe avec le Consortium québécois des incubateurs High-Tech afin de proposer cet événement aux jeunes pousses qui font preuve d’innovation au sein de leur industrie » – Élaine Morissette, première vice-présidente, Entreprises et Gestion Privée – Groupes spécialisés, Banque Nationale.

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