Montréal is a good place to launch a startup with funding and talent. The city offers one of the best lifestyles with low rent, a blooming cultural scene, and the third best transportation system in North America.
AI, Big Data & Analytics
McGill University and Université de Montréal have 250 AI researchers and doctoral students and approximately $117 million in combined AI grants. Recently, Real Ventures launched an AI accelerator and Creative Destruction Lab did the same in partnership with HEC-Montréal. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and the Royal Bank of Canada have invested millions in local AI labs. In 2017, Element AI announced a $102 million funding round.
Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics
Why you should invest in Montréal
Reasons to move your startup to Montréal
Leveraging R&D spending
Thanks to a variety of credits, research-intensive startups can leverage their R&D spending by five or six times. Nationally, there is a 40% tax credit on R&D expenses. Tax credits are also available for university research and private partnership pre-competitive research, and fees and dues paid to a research consortium.
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