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Isabelle Deschamps

École de technologie supérieure

Isabelle Deschamps is Professor and founder of graduate programs in Innovation Management at École de technologie supérieure. A professional engineer, she has been active for 30 years as a consultant, trainer, investor, and researcher in the fields of collaborative technological innovation. She has been advisor and manager in governmental agencies, incubators, transfer centers and clusters in industries such as aluminium, environment, information technologies, nanotechnologies and life science. Directly active for more than 15 years in Quebec Innovation Ecosystem, she was coaching and financing start-ups and university spin-offs, as Vice-President of Inno-centre, a technological incubator and as Partner of Capimont Technologies, a private venture capital group. Since 2007, she is involved in fast-growing high-tech SMEs for the management of innovation and university-enterprise collaborations. She holds an MBA from HEC-Montréal and a DBA in Innovation Management from Harvard University.