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Michelle Robitaille to Lead the Connexité Innovation Zone Project

Gatineau, 1 June 2022—Cilex management is proud to announce that Ms. Michelle Robitaille has been hired as Director and Project Lead, Connexité, for the innovation zone project of Gatineau specializing in cybersecurity and digital identity.

Ms. Robitaille will coordinate the various stakeholders of the innovation zone, ensuring the success of the project while attracting foreign and Canadian investments.

Picture of Michelle Robitaille smiling at the camera.

With an extensive background in business development, including in international trade, Ms. Robitaille has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of business sectors, from science and technology to art and culture. Before creating MGR Stratégies, she held various management roles in which she collaborated with other senior executives to stimulate transformation and growth through innovation, notably at the National Gallery of Canada, Parks Canada, Solacom Technologies, and the National Research Council of Canada. She was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Cilex.

“We are pleased to see Michelle Robitaille join our expanding team at Cilex to lead the Connexité project. Michelle has distinguished herself through her skills in project delivery and her vast network of contacts in the various fields and industries in which she has worked,” said Martin A. Roy, General Director of Cilex.

Multilingual, a graduate of the Telfer Executive MBA program and with a bachelor’s degree in communication and information technologies from the Université du Québec en Outaouais, Ms. Robitaille brings to Cilex her skills in organizational management, strategic planning, public affairs and business development, both in Canada and internationally.

Connexité, the Cybersecurity Innovation Zone of Gatineau

Connexité—the Gatineau innovation zone project led by Cilex—is a collaborative hub which catalyzes technological and social innovation in cybersecurity, digital identity and digital health. Investors, budding entrepreneurs, businesses and the research community gather together in Connexité, surrounded by high-end infrastructure and expertise that facilitate the collaborative marketing of innovative technology. The zone includes the Université du Québec en Outaouais, Zibi and La Fonderie—three locations at the heart of Gatineau that all offer first-rate infrastructure to foster collaboration and innovation.



Alexandre Maheux

Communications Adviser, Cilex

819 593-9566


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