Wear It Smart 2023: Wear your healthcare innovations
Wear It Smart 2023: Wear your healthcare innovations

Vestechpro and Centech are partnering to present the 6th edition of Wear it Smart under the theme "Wear your healthcare innovations".
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A tool at the service of the clothing industry

A tool at the service of the clothing industry

Vestechpro assists professionals in the clothing industry in their innovative projects

Vestechpro, a college technology transfer center (CCTT), is a non-profit organization affiliated with Cégep Marie-Victorin, the only public college offering fashion programs in Quebec. The Center is part of the Synchronex network, which groups 59 CCTTs throughout Quebec, is also a member of QuébecInnove, the Canada's network TechAccess and the metropolitan fashion cluster (Mmode).

Vestechpro assists professionals in the clothing industry in their innovative projects

Our vision: innovation is about collaboration

Vestechpro is committed to collaboration and strategic alliances in order to position Quebec's apparel industry as a vector of innovation and competitiveness.

Our objectives :


Make innovation the engine of growth for companies by encouraging the emergence of a culture of applied research, and the creation of a the research culture dedicated to the clothing sector


Encourage the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources, and support the technological development of companies, accompanying them in the search for solutions adapted to their environment and their needs.


Foster the adaptation of new business models that will enable Québec companies to position themselves strategically in the global apparel industry market and contribute to the growth of local businesses.


Seize the challenges and challenges of the community by offering Quebec businesses rapid access to relevant and strategic information on the evolution of national and international trends in the clothing sector.


Respond to the expectations and constraints of companies by providing tailor-made training and preparing competent, dynamic staff able to adapt to a constantly changing market

Our relationships with our partners and customers are at the heart of our business. Our commitment to the apparel industry motivates us to offer solutions and ways to meet the industry's need for innovation.

They trusted us

Cirque du soleil
Société de transport de l'Outaouais
Atelier b
MOOV activewear
Leader Dans la Fabrication de Succès
Ultracine Studios
Place des Arts
Unique Wool

They support us

Gouvernement du Québec
Gouvernement du Canada
Réseau des CCTT Synchronex
Grappe Métropolitaine de la Mode
PME MTL Est-de-l'Île
CSMO Textile

Our team

Paulette Kaci, Executive Director

To improve people's skills and the performance of organizations is what motivates this exceptional manager with more than 20 years’ experience. Her curiosity and her entrepreneurial spirit have led her to take on the challenges faced by start-up organizations or those in the process of restructuring.

In 2011, Paulette became Vestechpro's first executive director. Appointed by Cégep Marie-Victorin at the very beginning of the organization, she brought together a powerful team of professionals recruited from the fashion and apparel sectors. Paulette was quickly able to position Vestechpro as an essential research centre for Quebec's apparel industry and to promote it throughout the country and around the world.

Paulette, who has a Masters in education from Université de Sherbrooke, made it her mission to position Vestechpro so that it has become a leader in the area of technology transfer in the apparel industry.

Audrey Coulombe, Project Manager - Technologies

Freshly graduated in Fashion Design Program from at Marie-Victorin college, Audrey has developed over the past four years, her skills in design, confection and in pattern development. Of a very curious nature, she has developed at the same time a passion for technological innovations and connected clothes. She is particularly interested in the integration of electronics in clothing and textiles, programming and 3D printing.

She works mainly in the laboratory where she assembles the prototypes, carries out research and tests to find solutions to the problems encountered. Her youth, her innovative spirit and her constant quest for new learning bring a breath of fresh air to the team.

Julia Guerineau, Research Manager

Julia studied mechanical engineering and completed a specialization in management of innovative projects at Université de Technologie de Compiègne, in France. Over the course of her studies and different industrial experiences linked with medical, defense, and transportation domains, she developed a strong interest in product design.

Julia is currently a PhD student in industrial engineering, supervised by both Université de Technologie de Compiègne and École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. Her work encompasses the Industrie 4.0 and Internet of Things trends, and focuses on the development of complex products, including so-called “smart products”. This research led her to publish about the development of multidisciplinary products, as well as teaching mechanical design and systems engineering to future French engineers.

The understanding of this new paradigm which is the fourth industrial revolution, and the different skills acquired along her studies are utilized at Vestechpro to benefit the R&D projects linked with the Internet of Things, as well as collaborative projects requiring expertise in multiple disciplines. Julia is also involved in the development of the “Industrie 4.0” theme at Vestechpro.

Researchers, teachers and industry experts, A network of experts

Vestechpro benefits from a large network of experts from all industries, who collaborate regularly on Vestechpro client's projects. Whether it be teachers from the Cégep Marie-Victorin Fashion School, researchers from partner universities or other CCTTs, these collaborations are at the service of Vestechpro's client companies.

The clothing industry is increasingly coting with related industries: electronics, health, new technologies ... these resources constitute a pool of knowledge and know-how among the most diversified and progressive to boost innovative projects from Vestechpro customers.

Contact us and find out how we can help you realize your projects.

Our Board of Directors

Sylvain Mandeville
General Director
Cégep Marie-Victorin
Karine Bibeau
Vice-President Client Experience
Logistik Unicorp
Evna Sévigny
Supply and Production Director
Spark Factory
Neila Mezghani
Supervising Teacher, Research, Department of Science and Technology
Université TÉLUQ
Daniel Poirier
Director of logistics and buildings
Nathalie Faille
Teacher and Department Manager
Cégep Marie-Victorin
Bianca Jensen
Technical group Manager
RW & Co. Reitmans (Canada) Ltée.
Nicolas Pajot
Ultracine Studios
Regina De Amorim Rieh
Maison Marie Saint Pierre
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