News - In its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search released last week, the analyst firm Gartner has positioned Coveo, a provider of search and relevance solutions, furthest along the completeness of vision axis in its Leader’s quadrant. Gartner’s report evaluates 17 providers of enterprise search solutions, each assessed based upon both their completeness of vision and ability to execute.
News - François Légaré’s team at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre successfully imaged a chemical reaction with a spatial and temporal resolution greatly exceeding that obtained to date using microscopes. The team used a femtosecond laser source to shoot a molecular movie of how an acetylene molecule turns into vinylidene. An article presenting the advancement was recently published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.
News - H2O Innovation Inc. announces today that it was recently awarded $12 million in new contracts, mainly in mining and municipal sectors. These new contracts bring the Company's order backlog for water treatment projects to $40.5 million as of July 1, 2014, excluding backlog from its Specialty Products and Services division (PWT, Piedmont and H2O Innovation Maple). The entire order backlog will be executed over the next twenty-four (24) months.
News - After three years of construction, Boralex Inc., Gaz Métro Limited Partnership and Valener Inc. are pleased to officially open Phase I of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms, a 272-MW project commissioned in December 2013 and one of the biggest wind farms in Canada.
News - Following the announcement of an investment of $28 million at its Quebec City studio at Davos in January, Ubisoft confirmed today that it will be investing $4 million of this amount to equip new workspaces in the St-Roch district. This move will ensure the studio’s presence in the neighborhood for the next 14 years. At the same time, Ubisoft revealed that the Quebec studio is ramping up to be lead studio in the production of a future installment of Assassin’s Creed®, one of Ubisoft’s flagship brands and one of the most popular and best-selling video game franchises in the world.
News - Three members of Anges Québec, including angel investor Maxime Detraux, have invested $400 K in Gullivert Technologies, which can also count on a $200 K investment from Desjardins Innovatech. The Quebec company has redesigned the mechanics of industrial air compressors and developed the only technology in the world capable of compressing gas directly using belt technology, allowing industries to reduce their energy consumption.
News - CRIQ has signed an agreement with the Mexican state of Jalisco's Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology and the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA) to implement biofiltration wastewater treatment technology in two locations: a pig farm and a producer of Mexico's world famous Tequila.
News - Atrium Innovations, a globally recognized leader in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative, science-based, natural health products, is proud to announce its diamond sponsorship of BÉNÉFIQ 2014, an international rendezvous in Quebec City, Canada dedicated to health ingredients.
News - The Global Association for Contact Center & Customer Engagement Best Practices awarded a gold medal to the Card and Payment Services Business and Personal client contact centres at the ContactCenterWorld, Americas edition. This recognition has elevated Desjardins to the top position among medium-sized call centres known for their outstanding human resources and client relations practices in North, Central and South America.
News - This morning the National Battlefields Commission launched My Mobile Plains at the Discovery Pavilion of the Plains of Abraham. The new free mobile app, available in both English and French for multiple platforms, brings together technology and history to enhance the park user experience. Of particular note is the information-rich interactive map of the park featuring close to 200 points of interest. Clicking on these points brings users to a range of augmented reality features, games, videos, stories, and a wealth of photographs—content that will be updated on a continuous basis.