Founded in 1642, Montréal is one of the world’s most dynamic cities, characterized by its distinctive “joie de vivre” (entertainment, recreation, and gastronomy). Boasting a rich history, Montréal is unique in North America for its special blend of urban modernism and discreet charm, inspired by the cultural distinctiveness of Québec. Montréal is host to a number of international festivals, including the Jazz Festival and Grand Prix.

There are six academic institutions in Montréal with active research on solid-state circuits: