Marie-Pierre Ippersiel is President and CEO of PRIMA QUÉBEC, the advanced materials research and innovation hub. Previously, she held the position of vice-president of Écotech Québec for more than six years. Within the framework of her functions, she directed the operations of the clean technologies cluster, coordinated task forces in collaboration with the various stakeholders involved, and took an active part in the management of strategic projects within a political context, bringing together various players. As an experienced manager, Ippersiel holds a PhD in urban studies from the INRS – Urbanisation, Culture et Société, where she focused on science-industry relations and on technological support to small and mid-sized companies. Her rich academic and professional background allowed her to develop the expertise needed to oversee an ecosystem, foster research-industry relations and promote innovation.