On Friday morning, Yannis Mallat attended the Montréal: alive with the international strategic forum. He took this opportunity to announce a new corporate pillar for Ubisoft’s Quebec studios: Ubisoft LUMEN.
This new program joins pillars Ubisoft CODEX and Ubisoft La Forge and aims to accelerate success for entrepreneurs in Quebec’s techno-creative industry by assisting their growth in three different ways.
Several mentorship initiatives have been deployed within Ubisoft’s Quebec studios to share the passion and expertise of our teams with local business communities. Among them, the Ubisoft Indie Series presented by National Bank, Catapulte, Creatives ♥ the future MTL inc. in collaboration with Fondation Montréal inc., and InnoBahn Ubisoft.
These Ubisoft LUMEN initiatives provide specialized support from our talented teams to Quebec entrepreneurs.
In 2017 and 2018, Ubisoft studios in Montreal, Quebec City and Saguenay have collaborated with more than 350 start-ups and small, medium and large enterprises to enrich players’ lives. This number includes some 85 techno-creative businesses, such as Audiokinetic, Behaviour Interactive, Frima Studio, Digital Dimension, Sunny Side Up Creative, La Web Shop, D-Box, Triotech, and Askida.
Ubisoft LUMEN aims to nurture these fruitful relationships and create new business opportunities that will connect innovative local businesses with our ecosystem, benefiting both our games and our local economy.
Ubisoft is contributing five million dollars to White Star Capital’s new investment fund for techno-creative companies in Quebec.
As a leader in Quebec’s techno-creative industry, Ubisoft wants to invest further by giving companies the financial means they need to grow and develop internationally.
“Quebec’s economy benefits from the diversity and innovation of techno-creative businesses,” said Yannis. “This ecosystem’s vitality and growth is important to attract talent, investments and projects. It’s why Ubisoft’s Quebec studios will support local entrepreneurs through Ubisoft LUMEN. ”
Are you interested in learning more about Ubisoft LUMEN? Check out its brand new web page and Friday’s press coverage.