Raise the profile at home and abroad of Québec technological entrepreneurship


Planet Québec’s mission is to position in the global arena the Québec technological ecosystem as a zone with high potential for innovation and creativity.

It is through the SXSW Interactive Festival, the biggest international technological event that assembles more than 85 countries, that Planet Québec will raise the profile of Québec technological entrepreneurship.

With the assistance of Planet Québec, 40 technology enterprises will travel to Texas to represent Québec at the SXSW Interactive Festival, from March 12 to 15, 2017.

Virtual reality, the Internet of Things, health technology, transportation, artificial intelligence, the creative industry and the art of living will be the key industries highlighted throughout the trade mission.


Average annual income of Quebec firms in ICT.


Quebec ranks first in Canada in innovation.


Generated by Montréal's creative industries.


Researchers in artificial intelligence and deep learning.


Active professionals in television, cinema, video games and multimedia.

Spotlight on SXSW tour

Export Québec, Québec City, Québec international, the BCTQ, Les offices jeunesses internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ), Tak Design, La Ruche and scores of other stakeholders are joining with Les soirées Mangrove in conjunction with the Spotlight on SXSW tour. During the tour, five technology entrepreneurs will have a chance of receiving a $2600 grant offered by Export Québec and LOGIQ to participate in the Planet Québec mission at the SXSW international festival to be held in Austin, Texas from March 12 to 15, 2017.

Quebec Sugar Shack

Québec Sugar Shack is the assembly point for the technological community at the 2017 SXSW Interactive Festival, a space dedicated to meetings and brainstorming open to everyone.

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Quebec Sugar Shack

Presented by

Ville de Montréal
Ville de Québec

in collaboration with

Valtech Canada
NeoShop Montréal
Fasken Martineau
Export Québec
Tak Design
Immersion Management

Community partners

C2 Mtl
MTL NewTech
Québec Numérique
Sherbrooke Innopole
Espace Inc
Montréal In Vivo
Le Bureau de Plogue