Our Mission

Created in April 2021, Axelys is a non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to the economic and social prosperity of Quebec by accelerating the development and transfer of high-potential innovations stemming from public research.

Axelys offers consulting and support services in development, intellectual property management and innovation transfer to all public research institutions in Quebec, in all regions. In addition, Axelys contributes to the creation of scientific companies spun off from public research.


Quebec’s ingenuity and creativity
for our future world

Axelys aims to be a thriving and fruitful seedbed of technological, social, and cultural innovation; a pillar of economic and social value creation for Quebec; and a partner of choice for all of Quebec’s public research institutions, entrepreneurs, investors, innovative companies and social communities in all regions. Inspired by the best practices and building on Quebec’s distinctive strengths, we use our expertise and know-how in development and deployment of public research results with rigor, agility, and creativity to forge ahead sustainable inventions and innovative ideas that have the potential to improve the world we live in.

Promising benefits

Specifically, Axelys aims to: 

  • Increase the productivity and competitivity of compagnies through innovation
  • Create innovative companies and new high value-added jobs
  • Increase exports and attract foreign investment
  • Foster the advent of new ways of living
  • Globally, generate economic and social wealth

Our core values

Axelys is driven by five core values.

Expertise and Excellence

Expertise in terms of resources, and Excellence in our processes, communications and results, , with a focus on best practices and continuous improvement.

Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity

Teamwork, inclusive collaboration with partners, diversity of disciplines and backgrounds.

Sustainable Innovation

Innovations that help shape a better world, with a sustainable impact on the economy, society and the environment.

Creativity and Audacity

Solutions and methods that explore uncharted territory.


Ability to act quickly, adopt relevant and flexible methods that foster consistent progress in an ever-changing world.

Governance and Management

To accelerate and facilitate the commercialization and deployment of the outcome of public research to industry and society, Axelys relies on the strength and experience of its management team and Board of Directors.

To build an inventive organization capable of bringing high potential innovations to society, Axelys established advisory committees, including an Assessment and Investment Advisory Committee.

Working with talented collaborators and committed partners, Axelys gives itself the means to achieve its ambition to maximize the benefits of public research.


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