News - French multinational OVH, a backronym for “On vous héberge” or “We Host You,” announced on Thursday, April 16, that it had chosen Québec City as the home for its North American R&D centre. The centre will specialize in, among other things, customer experience, and will hire 50 highly skilled employees.
Press releases - According to the 2015-2016 American Cities of the Future rankings compiled by UK-based fDi Magazine, which is published by the Financial Times Group, Quebec City placed in the Top 10 in two categories (Business Friendliness and Best fDi Strategy). A total of 421 cities in the Americas were evaluated by fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times, and divided into five groups based on population size. Quebec City is in the mid-sized cities group, which includes urban areas with populations of more than 200,000 inhabitants and metropolitan regions with more than 750,000 inhabitants.
News - Université Laval and ABB announce today the final phase of a major development project for an astronomical measurement instrument offering unsurpassed precision. Named SITELLE (Wide-field Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer), this instrument integrates several advanced technologies that will be installed at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), one of the most productive telescopes in the world, located at the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island. SITELLE will analyze the characteristics of the light emitted by each component of large astronomical objects such as nebulae and galaxies, making it possible to analyze these celestial objects as never before.
News - A new chapter has opened in the history of Frima, Canada’s biggest independent videogame company, with the arrival of two new investors and partners, Fonds de solidarité FTQ and European entertainment powerhouse Média-Participations. The $7.5 million investment will equip the Quebec City studio to pursue its mission as a leader in the development and sale of entertainment products and brands.
News - handyem Inc., a manufacturer of personal and portable flow cytometers announces the commercial launch of the HPC-150 personal cytometer for life science research, bioprocessing, water quality and many other applications. The HPC-150 flow cytometer from handyem is portable and rugged. Its reliable fiber-optics flow cell eliminates the need for periodic laser alignment and reduces by an order of magnitude the amount of sheath fluid normally required by conventional flow cytometers.
News - Belgian developer Larian Studios, the company behind last year’s hit RPG Divinity: Original Sin, has expanded from its European roots to open a new office in Quebec CIty. The studio will initially house a core team of ten staff, with plans afoot to employ between 30 to 40 staff over the next three years. This would make the office as big as its current HQ in Ghent, and twice as big as its St Petersburg branch. The team will initially collaborate with existing teams on projects, including a new upcoming RPG, but eventually could work on its own titles.
News - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced the addition of the FIP-435B Fully Automated Wireless Fiber Inspection Probe to its market-leading portfolio of portable fiber-optic test equipment. EXFO now allows connector testing to reach new heights by swapping the standard wire for a Wi-Fi connection to Android(TM) smart devices.
News - CO2 Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: CST), a leader in low-cost carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, is pleased to announce that it has received a $400,000 commitment from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) towards optimization of the Corporation's carbon capture process and new enzyme production at industrial scale.
News - TSO3 Inc. (TSX: TOS), an innovator in sterilization technology for medical devices in healthcare settings, announced that the Company has signed its first commercial agreement with Getinge Infection Control in support of the launch of the STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilization System. The non-exclusive agreement covers multiple markets in which Getinge has significant market share, including North America and other selected markets. Efforts to launch the product will begin immediately.
Press releases - Québec International and the City of Québec announced today the launch of the initial operations of Québec City's high-tech incubator/accelerator. Located in the heart of Québec City's Saint-Roch neighbourhood, Le CAMP is destined to become the new hub of Québec City's entrepreneurial hi-tech community. Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Québec City, and Carl Viel, CEO of Québec International, were present for the announcement.