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What future for Canada’s approach to innovation?

Where is Canada positioned in this relationship to innovation? The answer is not simple.

Gabe Garcia Curiel

Account manager
Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces

Gabe Garcia Curiel is a fully trilingual (French, English and Spanish) Montrealer, who is passionate about innovation. Trained as an engineer, Gabe did graduate studies at McGill University in computational thermodynamics before completing his MBA at Université de Sherbrooke. He has over 15 years of experience in industry and entrepreneurship, having worked as project manager on multi-million dollar projects, as an R&D director and having co-founded tech start-ups. At Mitacs, Gabe helps tech start-ups (medical AI, industry 4.0, fintech, human resources AI etc.) develop roadmaps for engaging universities, leveraging grants and acquiring talent. Gabe is also a main contact point with Montreal-based accelerators and Quebec foreign direct investment agencies and has helped bring large artificial intelligence projects to Quebec, developing strategies for companies to establish themselves or expand their presence in Quebec and become collaborators with the Canadian university ecosystem.

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