The Network Of College Centres for the Transfer of Technologies and Innovative Social Practices

Using innovation to maximize socio-economic benefits for Québec businesses and organizations.

Our Mission

We foster the development and influence of our members in order to contribute to the economic and social development of all regions of Quebec, as well as that of college research.

Our Vision

Synchronex is Quebec’s reference for integrated innovation. With more than 1400 experts, it is firmly established in all regions of Quebec and its members are recognized everywhere for their excellence and impact on businesses and organizations as well as for the development of highly qualified workers.

Our Values


Synchronex is defined by its members and the interactions it generates between them. In that respect, collaboration, teamwork, partnership, networking and the search for synergy are at the heart of its action.


Synchronex is a group of centres that each have their own culture and ways of operating. In that sense, while seeking to create synergies, Synchronex respects each centre’s specificity and strengths.


In everything it does, Synchronex favors simplicity, user-friendliness, speed of execution and sense of priorities. It values relevance and maximizes the value provided to its members.


In its priority management, Synchronex demonstrates fairness and recognizes the diversity of its members: This implies a fair consideration and adaptation of the organization's operations to promote cohesion and the development of the centres and their network.


Synchronex is a leader by its way of enhancing the group’s reputation, a reputation anchored in a clear positioning, with exemplary rigor, a mastery of the challenges in terms of innovation and clear dynamism.

Our history

Originally established in 1992 as the Regroupement des centres spécialisés du Québec (RCSQ), it was made up of nine centres. In 1995, the group of centres became the Trans-Tech Network and coordinated networking, consultation and representation. Having redefined its name and image in 2019, Synchronex continues to be active and relevant in bringing together and representing the 59 college centers for the transfer of technology and social practices and offering them high added value services.

What is a college transfer centre?

College centres for the transfer of technology and innovative social practice are centres of technological and social innovation that carry out applied research, technical assistance, and training and information activities for the benefit of Quebec companies and organizations. The centres assist companies and organizations in improving their practices, processes and products with a view to increasing competitiveness, productivity and the quality of life of citizens. Active in all regions of Québec, the centres have an acute understanding of the issues and needs of their region and industry.

Each centre specializes in a specific area of activity ranging from health to education, agriculture, aerospace, energy (including renewable energy), biotechnology, maritime, forest resources, mining (extraction and upgrading), innovative manufacturing (product, artificial intelligence, robotics, imaging, etc.), environmental technologies, tourism, sustainable development, advanced materials, integration of immigrants, people with disabilities and marginalized people, etc.

Well-established in their academic institutions, the centres also contribute to the formation of a highly skilled and innovative workforce that masters the latest technologies and practices in its field and can act as a vehicle for innovation in companies and organisations. The centres specialize in developing technological and social solutions that address real challenges in companies, organizations and communities.

In addition, the centres have state-of-the-art research infrastructure, complementary to those of the university community that enable, in addition to carrying out research, the development of prototypes and the scale-up of processes.

Consult the complete list of our centres

What expertise do you need?

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