New partnership with the Port of Québec


Québec City, June 6, 2023 – The Port of Québec is pleased to announce a partnership with 2 Degrés, a business incubator specializing in clean technologies. This two-year partnership is in line with the Port of Quebec’s Vision 2035, unveiled earlier this year, in which innovation is at the forefront. With the help of 2 Degrés and their expertise in propelling Quebec start-ups towards the realization of clean technology initiatives, the Port of Quebec has set itself the target of finding innovative solutions in several sectors, including the fight against climate change, clean energy development, decarbonization and city-port cohabitation.

Specifically, over the next two years, 2 Degrés will support young start-up companies that can meet the Port’s challenges in the water, energy and waste management sectors. The port will be a great playground for these entrepreneurial start-ups, who will have access not only to the port’s infrastructure, but also to the experts of the entire port community present here to develop technologies.

“Last February, we unveiled our Vision 2035, one of the four pillars of which focuses on innovation, as our organization strives to become a leading-edge port that stands out internationally. Thus, offering our port facilities as a laboratory to develop and promote the expertise of our technology companies, and to make them known throughout the world, is part of a leading-edge action. The solutions developed thanks to this partnership can be applied to other ports, here and abroad, that are facing the same challenges as we are. This is a great opportunity for us to boost our Quebec companies and promote economic spin-offs for Quebec in the clean technology sector.said Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Port of Québec.

“This new partnership, in line with our mission, makes us very proud! Together, in addition to contributing to the emergence of new cleantech companies, we will address the challenges faced by the Port through innovative solutions, create sustainable wealth and promote Quebec’s great potential, both here and internationally. The Port of Québec’s involvement in this way is highly significant for us, the entrepreneurial ecosystem, the cleantech sector and our partners. This commitment demonstrates a strong desire to do things differently, to set our sights high, and to see the challenges we collectively face as a great opportunity to dare, to innovate, to collaborate and to shape what tomorrow’s economy has the potential to be, together”. says Alexandre Guindon, General Manager and co-founder of 2 Degrés.

Two companies identified by the Port of Québec

Following the call for projects launched last March by 2 Degrés in partnership with the Port of Québec, six new clean-tech companies are now joining the 2 Degrés incubation program.

As part of this partnership, and in line with the targets identified, the Port of Québec has initiated discussions with two companies supported by the incubator to explore possible collaboration. Further collaborations under development will be announced shortly.

Sunbird Energy

Sunbird Énergie’s mission is to accelerate the energy transition and decarbonization of Canadian buildings by integrating renewable energy production systems. Simon Lafleur, founder and president of Sunbird Énergie, joined the 2 Degrés incubation program in November 2022.


Energie-Stat builds geothermal analysis technologies that deliver significant cost and GHG savings, while maximizing energy efficiency for industrial, commercial and institutional customers in North America and around the world. Patrice Kwemo, founder of Energie-Stat, joined the 2 Degrés incubation program in November 2022.

About the Port of Québec

Among Canada’s top five ports in terms of tonnage handled and economic impact, the Port of Québec is strategically located to serve the industrial and agricultural heartland of North America. Every year, cargo ships from and to some 50 countries call here, linking the markets of the Great Lakes and the American Midwest to the rest of the world. Twenty percent of the port’s territory, stretching from Beauport to the South Shore, is devoted to recreational tourism.

About 2 Degrés

2 Degrés is a business incubator specializing in clean technologies. With the aim of combating climate change while creating sustainable wealth, this NPO has set itself the mission of supporting and propelling young companies demonstrating strong potential for impact, innovation and growth in the water, waste and energy sectors. Since its launch in 2021, 2 Degrés has contributed to the emergence of over 20 companies and aims, via its incubation path and open innovation programs, to support at least 50 by the end of 2024.



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