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Desjardins Centre for Innovation and Financing

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Our key objectives

Increased competition at all levels of the financial services industry is forcing banks and other financial institutions to address the fundamental financial needs of their business clients, especially those of small and medium-sized enterprises.

The Centre supports scholarly initiatives that examine the types of tools and strategies that financial institutions will need to develop to remain competitive. Our key objectives are to:

  • Promoting innovation and financing sectors in Quebec;
  • Conduct research specialized in the fields of innovation and financing;
  • Become an educational resource center for data analysis and applied research in these areas of specialization;
  • Provide high-quality training in the fields of innovation and financing to benefit students and researchers and to arouse the interest of banking and financial institutions; and
  • Respond to the challenges presented by new technologies and innovative financing solutions in the banking and financial services sector.

Learn how we work

Our focus is on actionable results and maximum impact.

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Who we are

Get to know our director and meet our Research Board and Scientific Committee.

Research and activities

Calls for proposals

The Centre has two open calls for proposals. Interested faculty members may submit applications at any time:

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Knowledge centre

Seminars, conferences and other events

The Centre has hosted numerous events on a variety of topics related to finance.

Learn more about what topics have been covered

Upcoming events

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