About us

Who are we?

Platform for Digital and Quantum Innovation is a non-profit organization initiated by the University of Sherbrooke and the Ministry of Economy and Innovation in 2020, offering various services under the brand PINQ². Its mission: to partner with companies to accelerate their digital transformation in a simple, efficient and optimal way.

Why do business with us?

The platform PINQ² will become your reference in terms of digital transformation with its unique and transparent service and its predictive approach in terms of cost. In addition to receiving support tailored to your needs and benefiting from sustainable solutions, you will be in control of your digital transformation through the transfer of skills. Thus, the digital will not only be anchored in your company, but you will have acquired the knowledge necessary to ensure its sustainability.


Our mission is to assist organizations towards an accelerated digital transformation, accentuate collaboration and technology transfer between industry and research, and train the talents of tomorrow.

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To become a collaborative reference center throughout Quebec in order to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of digital technologies in industry and academic research.

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PINQ²’s values are interdisciplinary collaboration, fairness between projects, safety, transparency and commitment to results for our clients.

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The team


General manager



Business Development and Strategy


Alexis Gouslisty

Head of technology



Communication and marketing


Marie-Eve Boulanger

Business Owner


Didier Cotton

Deputy Director Security and Governance


Lyse Le Gal

Director of Administration and Finance



Product Owner



Expert in Communication & Marketing


Board of Directors


Vice-recteur partenariat et valorisation de l’université de Sherbrooke

Vincent Aimez is co-founder of the CNRS International Mixed Unit, known as the Nanotechnologies Nanosystems Laboratory (LN2). Benefiting from a unique scientific position in connection with multiple academic and industrial partners on both sides of the Atlantic, LN2 has become a point of contact between Europe and North America in the field of micro-nanotechnologies.



Vice-rectrice à la recherche, à la création et innovation à l’université de Laval

Eugénie Brouillet is Vice-Rector, Research, Creation and Innovation at Université Laval. She is also a lawyer and a professor at the Faculty of Law, which she led as Dean from 2012 to 2017, after serving as Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Studies (2010-2012).

Her areas of research are constitutional law, particularly Canadian and comparative federalism in a multinational context and the protection of human rights and freedoms. She sits on numerous boards of directors, including the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centraide Québec Chaudière-Appalaches and MILA.


Président de ACET

President and CEO of the Technology Business Creation Accelerator (TBCA National Bank)

Manager with 25 years of experience in strategic coaching for executives of large companies, technology SMEs and in economic development. Dynamic leader known for his business sense, his ability to grasp issues, his mobilization skills and his ability to develop trusting interpersonal relationships. Distinguished by his results orientation.



Co-fondatrice & PDG MIMS.ai

As co-founder and CEO of MIMs (My Intelligent Machines), Sarah Jenna leverages her expertise in cellular and microbiological genomics to provide science companies with cutting-edge integrative genomics skills to develop personalized medical care and more efficient agricultural processes. Sarah received her PhD in Cell Biology and Microbiology from the University of Aix-Marseille in France in 1998. Since 2006, she has been the director of the Laboratoire de génomique intégrative et signalisation cellulaire at UQÀM.



PDG, LexRock AI; Coprésident, Irosoft

President and co-founder of Irosoft, Alain Lavoie is one of those who have followed, and sometimes anticipated, the evolution of information technology and electronic document management in Quebec. He founded his company in 1995 with his associate and friend René-Luc Morin to make the most of the power of SGML (the language that would become XML in 1995) by semantically tagging electronic documents. Since then, Irosoft has become a leader in digital transformation in the context of information management.

Alain has also been very involved in the ICT ecosystem in Quebec for nearly 20 years. He is mainly known for defending the interests of SMEs in information technology while promoting the ICT field.



Vice President of Global Alliances

I am a highly motivated, dynamic and resourceful leader with over 20 years of professional experience in business and corporate development, and now in politics and policy; with an outstanding track record of creating and closing investment projects. I have successfully developed and negotiated partnerships with institutions, governments and businesses in Canada, the United States and Europe. I have succeeded through hard work, luck, business acumen and my ability to understand people, macroeconomic and political influences, and global trade and investment flows.



Executive Director at BIOQuébec

Anie Perrault has been the Executive Director of BioQuébec since 2014. From 2001 to 2007, she was Vice President of Genome Canada. Ms. Perrault is also a member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, where she adjudicates discrimination cases and administers the Canadian Human Rights Act. Ms. Perrault is an accredited mediator with the Institut de médiation et d'arbitrage du Québec.

She also sits on the boards of Loto-Québec (2011 to present) and the Jeanne Mance Foundation (2016 to present) and was a member of the board of directors of the Université de Sherbrooke from 2016 to 2019. She also served on the research ethics committee of Génome Québec from 2014 to 2016.



Ms. Trépanier participated in the privatization of SIM, which she chaired for 20 years, during which time she created Cognibox, of which she is still a shareholder and member of the board of directors. She has also received several awards and distinctions during her career, including the CEO of the Year award from Investissement Québec and the Pythagoras award, which recognizes graduates of the UQTR with an outstanding career.



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