Moving North Boston: Funding Opportunities in Montreal for tech companies

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About Moving North

Moving North is a mission to accelerate technology projects, as well as provide direct support to entrepreneurs looking to establish their Research and Development teams in Montreal.

This event is brought to you by R&D Partners, MTL INTL, Global Affairs Canada, and Invest Quebec,

Community support provided by Mass Challenge, LearnLaunch, Cleantech Open Northeast, Founder Institute Boston, Startupweekend, Startupdigest, and Creative Destruction Lab Montreal.

Who is this Event For?

Any cleantech, AI, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, IT, edtech, fintech, aerospace or gaming company looking to expand internationally, or simply learn about what Montreal has to offer in terms of funding and talent.


5pm to 5:30pm: Networking

5:30pm to 5:45pm: Benefits of Having a Distributed Team by TBD

5:45pm to 6pm: Tax credits and grants for tech companies by Mike Lee from R&D Partners

6pm to 6:30pm: Montreal's Tech Ecosystem, panel with Sergio Escobar, Ramneet Sran, Marjorick Foisy, and Denis Hvizdak

6:30pm to 8pm: Networking

*Final number of advisors and speakers TBD

Why Montreal?

Access to Talent

The largest university research center in Canada, with a model based on collaboration and public/private partnerships.

Abundant Funding Opportunities

Home to the highest rate of government funding for R&D in North America. Corporations can receive a refund of up to 74% of an engineer's or developer’s salary for eligible R&D work, while individuals moving to Canada and involved in R&D can receive a five-year personal provincial income tax holiday. Significant grants for hiring, training, marketing, and other activities are also available.

Thriving Startup Ecosystem

Work with 26+ incubators and accelerators, and join grassroots AI and data groups, such as MTL Data, Data Driven MTL, and MTL Machine Learning.

High Influx of AI Research Centers

  • Element AI

  • Facebook AI Research (FAIR)

  • Google Brain Team

  • Microsoft

  • Thales SA

  • Datalogue

  • Automat


  • And more...

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