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.
News - CO2 Solutions Inc., a leader in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, today announced the completion of its demonstration project at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, near Montreal, Québec. Further to the Corporation's press release dated September 2, 2015, the demonstration in Valleyfield has been completed following a total of more than 2,500 of operational hours logged by the unit since carbon dioxide capture commenced on June 19, 2015, using the Corporation's proprietary enzyme, 1T1. The demonstration unit performed in line with previously communicated claims and expectations, confirming the strong potential of the Corporation's technology for low-cost and environmentally friendly capture of CO2 from major emitters. The data and results from the project will form a critical input into the engineering and costing of CO2 capture units for commercial use.
News - Coveo, a recognized leader in intelligent search, has secured $35 million in Series D financing to fund the company's aggressive growth. The round was led by IQ Venture Capital with participation from existing investors, including Tandem Expansion Fund, BDC Capital, Propulsion Ventures SEC, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, and Coveo CEO Louis Tetu. Coveo has raised $75 million in financing to date.
News - H2O Innovation Inc. announced that it was recently awarded three new contracts in an aggregate amount of $8.9 million for the design of potable water treatment systems. These new contracts bring the sales backlog to a high level of $44.3 million as at November 5, 2015, excluding the sales backlog from its Specialty Products and Services business lines (PWT, Piedmont and H2O Innovation Maple). H2O Innovation is proud to have been selected by three different water authorities for the design, manufacture and commissioning of ultrafiltration (UF) systems to service municipal clients. These systems are located in Oregon, Texas and Virginia.
News - Close to 1,000 Paramedics and other emergency medical practitioners from a variety of sectors, including a big contingent from the Canadian Armed Forces, will travel from all over Canada to gather in Québec City on August 18 and 19, 2017.
News - Medicago, a leading Canadian company in the development and production of plant-based therapeutics and vaccines, has been awarded a contract by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to develop two antibodies to fight the Sudan strain of the Ebola virus. Medicago will produce these antibodies at its facility in Quebec City.
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.
News - U.S.-based LIFE Leadership chose Québec City for its 2016 Winter event. January 21 to 24, 2016, 2,200 members of LIFE Leadership in North America will meet in Québec City to take part in this motivation and training event. The event will last 4 days and generate a significant impact in the region. The economic impact is estimated to more than $3M. Québec City, North America’s gateway, was the front runner for the event thanks to the Québec City Convention Centre strategic location in the centre of downtown Québec, only steps away from attractions and hotels. The event, taking place in the middle of the magical Québec winter season, will generate 7,000 room nights.
News - From September 27 to 30, the Québec City Convention Centre welcomed the 22nd edition of ICIP, IEEE’s International Conference on Image Processing, one of the largest international conferences dedicated to technologies for processing images and videos. Québec City hosted more than 1,300 delegates from over 60 countries, among them prominent researchers. Corporate partners in the domain were presented, including Google.
News - After a seven-year absence, Photonics North is returning to Québec City! From May 24–26, 2016, the Québec City Convention Centre will host the 18th annual Photonics North Conference. This conference on optics and photonics technologies will attract over 550 researchers and research community representatives from government and industry, more than 65% of whom hail from outside Québec.