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Positive research and knowledge transfer results in 2018–2019

June 10, 2020

According to the 2018–2019 report published by the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office (DRT), it was a successful year full of achievements for the HEC Montréal research community.

Some of the highlights:


The School’s research community enjoyed unprecedented success in funding competitions for their research projects. In 2018–2019, total funding reached $29.9 million, of which $7.2 million was from new external grants. For funding from granting agencies, our professors’ success rates in major competitions exceeded the national and provincial averages.


Our researchers published some 250 scientific or professional articles, as well as contributing to dozens of books and book chapters and 145 editorial tasks. Of these articles, 33 were published in prestigious journals ranked in the Financial Times or University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) lists. In addition, as usual our researchers created a large number of partnerships this year. Their publications were co-authored with over 300 new researchers from around the world.

Research chairs

The School continued to expand its research capacity by creating seven new research chairs, bringing the total at the School to 35. Note that four of these new chairs are held by women, including the Canada Research Chair assigned to Ann-Frances Cameron. She also received support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for an infrastructure project, i.e., a digital meeting laboratory.

Commercialization and knowledge transfer

The commercialization of research activities continued apace in 2018–2019, as 28 research contacts were signed with industry players, worth over $1 million. In addition, 20 community service agreements were signed, amounting to $625,000.

The increase in invention disclosures at the School in recent years also deserves to be mentioned. There have been no fewer than 45 since 2002, of which 20 have been transferred to industry. In addition, three spin-off businesses have resulted from these new technologies or methods arising from our research: Baton Simulations, Imarklab and Cube Hx. This trend continued in 2018–2019, with four new invention disclosures involving one or more of our professors and researchers.

Read the complete DRT report for 2018–2019