NEW - UQAM ACTULAB EVENT: October 10th, 2017

201 Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC H2X 3Y7
3:00pm to 8:00pm

Actulab connects students with businesses by organizing idea competitions.

At the beginning of a career, lack of work experience is one of the more common obstacle to overcome.

By diffusing idea competitions inspired by day-to-day challenges of businesses, Actulab change this and allow to acquire work experience by contributing to a concrete project while demonstrating competencies to future employers.


Propose acompetition to our community, increase your visibility, find new ideas, and recruit your future employees.


Propose your ideas to organizations, get noticed, contribute to a real project, win a prize and find your dream job.

How does it works?

Do you want to learn more about how Actulab is working? Watch these two short videos to get the feeling of our events, and to learn more about how a typical case competition is structured! 

Some Testimonials
"Actulab was a very great and enriching experience for me. Initially, I got interested by a competition with one of my friend, Aurelien, simply for the pleasure of working together, but we rapidly got in the game! The competition was open, so we were able to test and compare different techniques to see the various angles of the problem, every time with our motivation being more driven by the competitive spirit, not only by the prizes (we were also interested by it!)
After the competition, Actulab kept contact with us, and we had the chance to productionize our solution during an real event. Actulab was also a great way for me to develop my network, and a nice addition to my resume. I was contacted by Desjardins Insurance following the competition, where I’m now working full time since January 2016.

- Sylvain Demars
"My participation at the first Actulab competition bring me a lot on the professional side. In addition to improve my computer programming skills. I had the chance to increase my professional network. The time I invested in working on the competition was largely rewarded by the visibility I got. I recommend Actulab to everyone who want to demonstrate his competencies to employers in solving real-life problems."
- J.P. Le Cavalier
"For me Actulab was full of great things! First of all, competitions allow you to push yourself by working in teams on applied projects for a real organization. You can apply what you learned in school, and improve your knowledge. As a student, if you win an Actulab competition, you will meet with business representatives, get opportunities to present them your results, and to gain visibility for building your network for your future career. I recommend Actulab to every student! "
- Aurélien Nicosia
"Desjardins General Insurance Group was happy to partner with Actulab from its creation, and to contribute in stimulating collaborations between enterprise research and academics. For us, it was a great opportunity to try the open innovation principles. In our first Actulab, we were really impressed by the passion and the devotion of the participants, as well as with the great quality of the proposed solutions to the real problems we are living with. It was also a nice opportunity to get visibility and to promote research in the P&C insurance field, and a great way to recruit promising employees."
- Étienne Plante-Dubé, Director, Research & Modeling, Desjardins, General Insurance Group

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