Diane Côté is the CEO of the MEDTEQ industrial research consortium, whose objective it is to accelerate the development of innovative medical technologies by supporting collaborative projects developed by teams of industrial and academic partners in Québec. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé. She is Board Chair and Chair of the Executive Committee of the MedDev Commercialization Centre (MDCC), a Canadian centre of excellence for commercialization and research (CECR) in the medical technology sector. She is a member of the Board of Directors of CIMTEC, a CECR for the commercialisation of Imaging Technology. She is also a member of the Life Sciences Practice Advisory Board of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.
She previously served as Vice-president, Québec of MEDEC, the national association created by and for the Canadian medical technology industry. During her work in industry, she was CEO of a medical technology company specialising in state-of-the-art mathematical modeling and neural networks for risk management in obstetrics. She worked at IBM as a member of the Sales and Communications management team. She also lead numerous mandates in strategic planning, financing and partnerships at Innovitech, a consulting company focusing on new technologies and on the development of innovative economic models.