Preparing the Québec of tomorrow

Hydro-Québec has always made innovation a priority. The company recently created the InnovHQ subsidiary with the objective of commercializing innovative solutions. New projects will be incubated in the subsidiary before being commercialized on a larger scale based on results.

Our mission

To be an incubator of innovative solutions designed to accelerate the energy transition, support Hydro-Québec’s mission, stimulate innovation among various stakeholders that have already demonstrated their commitment in this area and create business opportunities.
InnovHQ is also responsible for managing the investment portfolio of Hydro-Québec’s other subsidiaries, including Hilo, EVLO, DANA TM4 et the Electric Circuit.

Our service offering

We are a starting point for those who want to commercialize innovative products and services that will accelerate the energy transition. The products and services will be tested in the incubation/acceleration phase within InnovHQ before being commercialized on a larger scale (through Hydro-Québec’s subsidiaries or through partnerships).
The projects will be analyzed by experts to ensure they contribute to Québec society from an economic, environmental and social perspective.

InnovHQ supports...

emerging and innovative companies, through mentoring, shared expertise and support in attracting investment and building partnerships.

Our areas of specialization

Construction

Support the creation of innovative, energy-efficient buildings that consume less energy and help reduce the global environmental footprint.

Storage

Power our innovation capacity and make Québec a world leader in developing electricity storage technologies.

Mobility

Accelerate the electrification of personal, public and freight transportation, provide greater access to charging infrastructure and make it easier for everyone to benefit from cleaner forms of transportation.

Energy efficiency

Reduce and rethink our energy consumption in order to give Quebecers the tools they need to optimize their energy use and encourage customers to get on board in using energy more responsibly.

Green neighborhoods and microgrids

Rethink the cities of tomorrow so they can be connected, inclusive, collaborative, energy-efficient and focused on mobility and citizen involvement.

Circular economy

Contribute to the transition toward a circular economy and meet the challenge, through innovation, of recycling materials and maximizing the reduction of GHG emissions.

InnovHQ mobilizes...

the energy innovation ecosystem through stimulating activities designed to promote open innovation.

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