News - Gearbox Software announced the formation of Gearbox Studio Quebec with the goal of enhancing Gearbox Software’s mission to entertain the world. Gearbox Studio Quebec is now hiring game developers to join the Quebec City studio for its inaugural title growing to full AAA production capability through 2016.
News - On the heels of the widely successful 2012 and 2014 summits, Desjardins Group and the International Co-operative Alliance will hold the third annual International Summit of Cooperatives at the Québec City Convention Centre, October 11–13, 2016. Over 2,000 decision-makers, managers and leaders of cooperatives and mutual enterprises will be in attendance, as well as business people from 93 countries. Québec City will benefit tremendously from hosting this international event, with the hotel industry expecting more than 6,000 overnight stays. Spinoffs generated by the event are estimated at over $3 million.
News - The Québec City Convention Centre, already recognized for its leadership in sustainable development, is proud to add a new environmental certification to its collection in the form of LEED® Canada-CI (commercial interiors) gold level. The Canada Green Building Council attests that the Québec City Convention Centre has met its very exacting environmental standards in building and outfitting its 73,000 square feet addition.
News - Ville de Lévis revealed its Industrial Development Strategy today, laying the groundwork for bringing in new businesses and boosting industrial development in the region. The city plans to invest $17 million over the next five years, with $12 million going toward road development and $5 million toward land acquisition, with a focus on the Bernières and Lauzon industrial parks. The first lots will be ready for construction in fall 2016.
News - Opsens Inc. is pleased to announce receipt of orders worth over $1.2 millionfor its products to measure Fractional Flow Reserve ("FFR") from the Japanese market. Opsens' FFR products are designed to optimize the diagnostic and guide treatment in patients with coronary heart disease. The orders placed by Opsens' Japanese distributor, a player in interventional cardiology at the head of a well-organized distribution network, more than double Opsens' FFR revenues from fiscal year 2015.
News - The government will go ahead with a $700-million plan to build an interim supply vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy, despite the sole-source nature of the project. A joint statement from Procurement Minister Judy Foote and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan confirmed Monday afternoon the government has entered into a contract with Quebec-based Chantier Davie Canada Inc. to proceed with Project Resolve. The decision comes less than two weeks after the Liberal government said it was stalling the deal for two months to examine a number of factors surrounding the agreement, leading to worries the program would be scrapped.
News - According to UBI Global and its UBI Awards, Entrepreneuriat LAVAL (Laval University) is #1 University Business Accelerator in the world. Congratulations! A Top University Business Accelerator is an accelerator managed or formal affiliated with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing accelerators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post acceleration performance indicators.
News - It’s been a while since virtual reality (VR) fans have heard from Frima Studio and its upcoming first-person action-adventure title, Fated. The videogame was first announced earlier in 2015 with the developer suggesting that it hoped to bring it to both the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) on PC and the PlayStation VR HMD on PlayStation 4. Today, however, Frima Studio is able to officially confirm which platforms the episodic series will be appearing on, and has also announced the title of the first entry.
News - EXFO Inc. announced that its fully automated FIP-435B Wireless Fiber Inspection Probe earned a score of 4.0 by the panel of the 2015 Diamond Technology Review program, a score reserved to excellent products with technical features and performance that provide clear and substantial benefits.
News - After years of sustained collective effort, Université Laval has achieved carbon neutrality by massively reducing its greenhouse gas emissions at the source and using carbon credits to offset the rest. A leader in sustainable development, Université Laval is the first university in Québec to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to zero, and the first in Canada to do so in the absence of any legal imperative.