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Press releases - Québec International President and CEO Carl Viel and Artisan Studios Co-Founder and CEO Mario Rizzo are proud to welcome representatives from Japanese publisher Idea Factory in Québec. The delegation includes Damien Urvois, department head for business development, and Naoki Mizuno, producer and head of the Neptunia series at Compile Heart, a wholly-owned development subsidiary of Idea Factory.

Canadian businesses to benefit from a Foreign Trade Zone point in the Québec City metropolitan area

Press releases - Local businesses in the Québec City area will enjoy new job opportunities following the creation of the new Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) point. The designation will help businesses facilitate exports and create jobs for the middle class. This designation was announced in the presence of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, and Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.

Québec International and the people of Quebec City stand in solidarity with the local Muslim community

Press releases - Québec International would like to take this opportunity to express its solidarity with all of Quebec City's Muslim community in the wake of last night's tragic events at the local Islamic cultural centre (Centre culturel islamique de Québec).

Hands-on with Fated on the Oculus Rift

News - There’s not much we can tell you about Fated right now. Current in production at Frima Studios, it’s an episodic first-person action adventure game designed specifically for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Morpheus headset; it’s set in the mythical age of the Vikings, and promises to tell the story of a father and husband as he protects his family from the destruction of their world. It’s also a wonderfully intuitive and atmospheric game, with bags of charm and potential. We were fortunate enough to get time with the recent demo showed at Oculus Connect 2, and came away enthralled and very much looking forward to playing more.

Video game industry catching up to TV and film production

News - With video gaming taking flight as an economic force in Canada, the gaming industry says it’s focused on bringing more women on board. “It’s a long term prospect... that we are actively trying to address,” said Entertainment Software Association of Canada spokesman Julien Lavoie. The association released a report showing the video game industry’s annual contribution to Canada’s GDP has jumped to $3 billion. The sector employs 20,400 people at an average salary of $71,300 and another 1,377 jobs will need to be filled in technical and creative roles in the next 12 to 24 months, the report says.

Ubisoft launched Assasin's Creed® Syndicate

News - Earlier this fall, the Ubisoft Quebec team was gearing up for an event that marks a turning point in the studio’s history. On October 23, millions of players all over the world will experience Assassin’s Creed® Syndicate, a game created and developed in Quebec City with the support of eight other Ubisoft studios.* To celebrate the release of its biggest-ever project, the studio opened its doors today to give media a peek at the expertise and homegrown talent behind a production of this scope.

Université Laval awarded historic $98 million grant

News - Université Laval has obtained the largest research grant in its history for the massive Sentinelle Nord research program: a $98 million award from the federal government’s $350 million Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

DiagnoCure's new prostate cancer multimarker urine test featured at a recent press event of the American Urological Association

News - DiagnoCure Inc.reports that the results of the prospective trial on its prostate cancer panel (PCP) urine test were well received by the urologist community attending the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) held from May 15 to May 19 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

CO2 Solutions Announces Successful Start-Up of Demonstration Plant

News - CO2 Solutions Inc., the leader in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, today announced that its 10 tonnes per day (tpd) CO2 capture demonstration project at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, has commenced in line with the Company`s timeline as communicated previously.

Medicago to build $245 M production facility in Quebec City

News - Medicago, a major Canadian biotech company and an international leader in the development and production of plant-based vaccines and therapeutics, is proud to announce that Quebec City will be home to its new production complex. The $245 million project will create 200 new high-skilled jobs by 2019, adding to the team of 180 employees already working at Medicago’s Quebec City office and laboratories. The project is expected to generate more than $461 million in direct and indirect economic benefits over the next five years.


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