|$1.7||CDN billion in sales|
|65||research centers, chairs, clusters and institutes|
Data compiled for the Québec City metropolitan region
Optics/photonics, geospatial technologies, digital arts, interactive entertainment and video games, software, development, electronics: companies in information technologies, communications and electronics sectors in the region are masters in developing and marketing innovative solutions.
Between 1998 and 2008, the GDP for this industry grew twice as rapidly as Québec's overall economy. By combining daring creativity and expertise, companies in this region have staked out a place on the world stage.
The best and brightest in the communications and information technology and electronics industries are found in the Québec city metropolitan region
More than 100 companies have brought their innovative and growing companies to the region. Besides giants like IBM, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Thales and General Dynamics, here are some regional leaders in the information and communications technology and electronics industry in the Québec City metropolitan region:
A skilful blend of geomatics, business intelligence, telecommunications, security and IT integration services, geospatial technology opens new markets by facilitating data acquisition, treatment and distribution. Geospatial technology is used for public safety, defense or mobility, insurance, entertainment, public decision-making and health.
On its own, this revolutionary industry includes 30 companies, generates approximately 800 jobs, including 130 in research and presents $ 80 million in annual sales figures. The sector can count on 10 research centers, groups and chairs.
The Québec City metropolitan region is one of the few world centers for all categories of geospatial technology:
Information and communications technologies and electronics are supported by some of Canada's most important research consortiums:
The Québec City metropolitan region has everything it takes to be a major player in information and communications technologies and electronics: a critical mass of companies (local, national and international), state-of-the-art research, a skilled and qualified workforce, creativity and unrivalled regional cooperation.
The Québec City metropolitan region ranks 1st in Canada for competitive operating costs in information and communications technologies and electronics:
The Québec City metropolitan region prides itself on its 60,000 graduates in IT, mathematics, statistical engineering etc. With a vast number of university programs, the Québec City metropolitan region sees thousands of graduates annually in information technologies.