Who are we?

A Cluster is a provincial grouping consolidating expertise in a given sector of economic activity. Fostering competitiveness and growth, it allows the sector to stand out internationally. Optonique is about mobilizing more than just the clusters that have a local scope. It brings together and mobilizes all the players in the Quebec photonics sector – industrials, research centres, educational institutions, and industry partners – around the common objectives of innovation, growth and competitiveness.


Quebec’s Photonics Cluster exists to invigorate Quebec’s photonics ecosystem and provide it with representation; to increase its capacity for foundational and value added projects; and to foster innovation, creativity, and competitiveness.


Quebec’s Photonics Cluster works to mobilize and unite all of Quebec’s photonics stakeholders so that their knowledge and technologies can have a greater impact in Quebec, across Canada, and around the world.


Its mandate is to mobilize businesses in the photonics sector and their public sector economic partners and align their actions around common goals and intervention strategies.

Our strategic orientations

Optonique contributes actively to resolving the labour shortage in the sector by providing members development training and recruitment support.

In order to increase the productivity of the industry, Optonique lists the different funding programs and offers specific training to support productivity.

Optonique supports its members in their search for funding that meets their specific innovation needs. Optonique supports cross-sectoral and international networking, and actively contributes to targeting commercial and research partnerships.

Optonique supports the marketing and the export of technological advances and offers its members specialised support (holding interactive pavilions, international trade missions, etc.).

Our sectors of activity

Photonics is an enabling technology that can be found in many industrial sectors.

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