Case Companies 2023

Plantaform Technology Inc. is a Gatineau-based start-up that is leveraging the power of fog to transform indoor gardening.  With our fully made-in-Canada system, Rejuvenate, growing produce at home is as easy as making a cup of coffee or tea.  Rejuvenate lets you grow up to 15 plants at a time, with choices that include leafy greens, vegetables, fruit, fine herbs, and edible flowers.  Best of all, the Plantaform App lets you control all aspects of your indoor garden, from lighting to water levels and cleaning cycles—even check in on the progress of your plants.  Plantaform is proud to have seven full-time, Québec-based employees changing the world from our main office in Gatineau and our manufacturing facility in Montréal. For more information, please visit our website:

Stinis is a family business to which six generations of talented engineers have devoted themselves. We design, manufacture and service spreaders and custom lifting equipment for container handling. We supply the entire package for under port cranes.  In 1830 Arie Stinis founded his smithy, making horse shoes and skates for the community of Krimpen aan de Lek. As the company passed from father to son for five generations, its focus shifted from general blacksmithing to specialized engineering of marine lifting equipment to better service the nearby Port of Rotterdam.  In 1967, Stinis unloaded the first iron box in Rotterdam – a huge milestone. This historic moment was greeted by a new generation of leadership: Kees Stinis. His inventions are what allowed the company to evolve into a specialized developer of container lifting equipment.  Spreaders are not standalone machines.  When a spreader is down, a crane is put out of service.  This causes delays and disturbs operations.  Thus, spreaders are a crucial link in the logistics flow worldwide.  Choosing the right spreader can make a major difference to every port’s safety and productivity.  Stinis has two business units and a holding company.  Each business unit covers a different region. Terminal operators and shipping lines based in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East are serviced by Stinis Holland. Businesses in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand are supported by Stinis Asia Pacific.

Kinaxis.  Founded and headquartered in Ottawa, Kinaxis has been revolutionizing supply chain innovation for more than three decades. Our rich history has led to numerous patents, a one-of-a-kind database and platform built from the ground up with planning in mind, and deep supply chain domain expertise. Kinaxis delivers unparalleled supply chain agility and resilience to supply chains across the globe. We combine human intelligence with artificial intelligence and concurrency to help companies prepare for any future, monitor risks and opportunities and respond at the pace of change. Our industry-proven applications and extensible, cloud-based RapidResponse platform empowers supply chain professionals and business leaders to know sooner, act faster, and remove waste so they can make the best decisions for their business, their customers, and our planet. Learn more at

Zibi. Visionary. Integrated. Sustainable. Welcome to the National Capital Region’s new borderless neighbourhood: a 34-acre city steeped in history and looking towards the future. It’s a community that overlooks the Ottawa River and will be home to over 5,000 people and over 6,000 jobs. A place where entrepreneurs will shape millions of square feet of vibrant commercial space, including plaza and riverside retail. A place where, thanks to nearly 8 acres of riverfront greenspaces, residents and visitors alike can find a downtown escape. A place where leisure, entertainment and recreation will be seamlessly integrated. It will be Canada’s most sustainable neighbourhood, a master-planned community offering endless paths to better living. Welcome to Zibi, the Waterfront City.  Visit us at