Réseau des CCTT

The Network Of College Centres for the Transfer of Technologies and Innovative Social Practices

Using innovation to maximize socio-economic benefits for Québec businesses and organizations.

Our Mission – What we are all about

We aim to maximize the impact of the CCTTs’ collective and individual expertise in innovation and applied research on the socio-economic development of Quebec and Canada. We achieve this through increasing, in the sectors where we operate, the transfer of innovative processes, methods, practices and products, and also through contributing to the development of a highly skilled and innovative workforce.

Our Vision – What we strive to become

Thanks to the diversity of their cutting-edge expertise in innovation and applied research, CCTTs are key players in major national strategies and the socio-economic development of Quebec and Canada. As recognized partners of the government and valued and regular collaborators for their corporate, organizational, municipal, ministerial and paragovernmental clients, CCTTs are drivers of innovation, anchored in sustainable development, and a vehicle for collaboration for an economy better aligned with the population’s needs.

Our Values – What drives us


Openness implies transparency and listening, that is to say, a willingness to set out your position and vision clearly and to put yourself in the other’s place. In order to develop collective strategies and tools, not only do we need to share what we think, what we experience and what our reality is, but we also have to pay attention to, listen to and understand the realities and expectations of the various CCTTs and other players involved.


Successful collaboration is a win-win situation. We understand that in a system as complex and diverse as the CCTT network, the advantages vary and fluctuate from case to case. We promote the joint involvement of CCTTs and we believe that, collectively, working in a network benefits all.


Efficiency is about drawing maximum results from the resources invested. We understand that the CCTT network’s capacity to act is limited, so it is important for us to make the right choices to ensure a maximum impact.

Our history

Originally established in 1992 as the Regroupement des centres spécialisés du Québec (RCSQ), it was made up of nine centres. In 1995, the group of centres became the Trans-Tech Network and coordinated networking, consultation and representation. Having redefined its name and image in 2019, Synchronex continues to be active and relevant in bringing together and representing the 59 college centers for the transfer of technology and social practices and offering them high added value services.

What is a college transfer centre?

College centres for the transfer of technology and innovative social practice are centres of technological and social innovation that carry out applied research, technical assistance, and training and information activities for the benefit of Quebec companies and organizations. The centres assist companies and organizations in improving their practices, processes and products with a view to increasing competitiveness, productivity and the quality of life of citizens. Active in all regions of Québec, the centres have an acute understanding of the issues and needs of their region and industry.

Each centre specializes in a specific area of activity ranging from health to education, agriculture, aerospace, energy (including renewable energy), biotechnology, maritime, forest resources, mining (extraction and upgrading), innovative manufacturing (product, artificial intelligence, robotics, imaging, etc.), environmental technologies, tourism, sustainable development, advanced materials, integration of immigrants, people with disabilities and marginalized people, etc.

Well-established in their academic institutions, the centres also contribute to the formation of a highly skilled and innovative workforce that masters the latest technologies and practices in its field and can act as a vehicle for innovation in companies and organisations. The centres specialize in developing technological and social solutions that address real challenges in companies, organizations and communities.

In addition, the centres have state-of-the-art research infrastructure, complementary to those of the university community that enable, in addition to carrying out research, the development of prototypes and the scale-up of processes.

Consult the complete list of our centres

What expertise do you need?

To discover all the expertise we offer, consult the complete list.

Do not hesitate to contact us at: info@synchronex.ca ou au 418 653-6763