The Centre d’aide aux enterprises Haute-Montérégie is a non-profit organization that was created in 1985 and originally financed by the federal government via the CLE Corporation program. In 1988, the Haut-Richelieu CLE Corporation became the Centre d’aide aux entreprises du Haut-Richelieu, and officially became an independent body in 1995. With the goal of more accurately representing the region, the name was modified to Centre d’aide aux entreprises Haute-Montérégie (CAEHM).
The CAEHM took a big step by creating the Centre technologique et Industriel du Haut-Richelieu in 2000, to offer affordable work space to start-ups. In 2015, the Centre MÉCATRON was added to the two already existing entities to form the Groupe CAEHM to become a bona fide propulsive service industry.
The Centre d’aide aux entreprises Haute-Montérégie – The CAEHM oversees the Centre technologique et industriel du Haut-Richelieu, its real estate arm with both incubation and acceleration vocations, as well as the Centre MÉCATRON, whose reason for being is research, innovation, FAB-LAB, creativity and prototyping.
The Centre technologique et industriel du Haut-Richelieu – Real estate arm of the CAEHM, the CTIHR provides the CAEHM with three buildings which can be used to incubate new businesses. In addition, the CTIHR offers the opportunity to lodge the Centre MECATRON and administrative offices of the CAEHM directly on the airport site. The CTIHR is presently incubating 12 businesses ; two of which were founded during 2016-2017.
The CENTRE MÉCATRON – With a surface area of 10,000 square feet, the Centre MECATRON offers a vast variety of services as well as permanent partnering, specifically for technological and innovative projects.