Parcours Innovation 2024


La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec launches its new Parcours Innovation, in partnership with Loto-Québec, CAE, CDRIN and Eidos Montréal. This realignment of La Guilde’s traditional Innovation Program is designed to ultimately have a greater impact on both technological and commercial innovation in the video game industry. The program, divided into two distinct cohorts, will offer studios selected for their innovative projects individual coaching by an expert, mentoring, training workshops and master classes.



2 cohorts of 4 studios will be selected.




Program objectives


  • Promote innovation in all its forms in the video-game sector;
  • Guide and challenge studios in their research and development efforts;
  • Help bring innovative products and services to market;
  • Provide leverage for the most promising projects.
  • Offer financial support to winning studios.



The program at a glance

  • Mentoring of 8 companies by experts in technological and commercial innovation;

  • A year-round program with numerous workshops and meetings dedicated to the cohorts;

  • Public meetings to discuss innovation with leaders from industry and related sectors.


How does the Innovation Program work?


Two cohorts of up to 4 companies will be created in winter 2024. Selected by a jury of experts, these two cohorts will be paired with mentors from the technology and commercialization fields.

Studios must first submit their applications.

Selected studios will be invited to participate in workshops throughout the year.

Committee members are drawn from the following fields:

  • Technical expertise (sound, rendering, AI, etc.)
  • Gameplay expertise (game design, narrative design, etc.)
  • Strategic expertise (marketing, business plan, vision, FMC submission, etc.)

Cohort members will :

  • discuss and exchange research ideas and opportunities for innovation within projects;
  • take their project even further in terms of innovation

The jury will reconvene and select the winner(s) of the two prizes based on the final reports submitted by the studios taking part in the program, and the realization potential of the project presented.


The selected studios will benefit from these services:

Personalized support from an innovation expert


They will have access to a bank of hours with their mentors, in addition to taking part in several group workshops in a master class format.

They will be eligible for one of the two scholarships.

Each selected studio will benefit from personalized coaching and activities worth $12,000. Two bursaries worth $20,000 will be awarded at the end of the program to the two most promising projects, following a jury’s evaluation of their program reports. These bursaries are to be used exclusively for the advancement and completion of the selected projects, according to the terms and conditions to be shared.

CAE Award of Excellence – Technological Innovation

A $10,000 bursary to reimburse expenses related to the advancement and/or completion of the winning project (hiring of interns, coaching, training, mentoring through academic partners).

Loto-Québec Coup de Coeur Award – Marketing Innovation

A $10,000 grant to reimburse expenses related to the advancement and/or finalization of the winning project (coaching, consulting, mentoring, services).

Is my studio eligible for the program?


    • Quebec-based studio member of La Guilde
    • Maximum 50 employees
    • Demonstrate the innovative nature of your project or game in terms of technology or marketing, depending on the cohort selected.
    • The project or game must be sufficiently advanced to benefit from the program’s support.

Activities calendar

February 22

Application deadline:
March 14

Announcement of selected cohorts:
April 4


First meeting of expert mentors and studios:
Beginning of April

Workshop 1:
Late April

Workshop 2 :

Workshop 3


Rendezvous 1:


Rendez-vous 2 :


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