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Entrepreneuriat Laval ranks #1 at World Top University Business Accelerator 2015

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.

Fated Names First Episode, Formats Confirmed

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.

EXFO's FIP-435B Fully Automated Wireless Inspection Probe Awarded Four Diamonds by the 2015 Diamond Technology Reviews

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.

Université Laval becomes Québec’s first carbon-neutral university

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.

Licence to thrill: Behind the scenes at Beenox

News - It may not be Activision’s most well-know studio, but Beenox has worked on the publisher’s most important franchises. Founded in 2000 in Quebec City, Canada, Beenox became known as a reliable porting house for game developers. The studio was bought by Activision in 2005, and until last year it largely worked on famous licences, including Bee Movie, multiple Spider-Man games and Monsters vs. Aliens. It’s also a key QA house for the firm.

Québec City aims to host international conferences and sporting events

News - On a mission to establish and develop relationships with sports industry leaders at the Summit, Marc Magny, the Québec City Convention Centre’s delegate for international sporting conventions, travelled to Lausanne to promote Québec City. While in the Olympic capital, our delegate made many valuable contacts and also had the chance to present a video to sports federation representatives showcasing Québec City’s event and sports facilities. He also proudly represented Québec City at the first meeting of the future association of host cities for sporting events and conferences, attended by delegates from over 30 cities.

B-TEMIA initiates pivotal clinical trial to support commercial launch of Keeogo™ in the U.S.

News - B-TEMIA Inc., the market leader in human augmentation, today announced that it has initiated a multi-centre pivotal clinical trial, aimed at demonstrating the superior clinical benefits and safety for home use of its powered assistive Demoskeleton™ technology, called Keeogo™, for patients suffering from reduced mobility due to their medical conditions. Led by Principal Investigator, Dr. Chris A. McGibbon, PhD, from the University of New Brunswick's, Faculty of Kinesiology and Institute of Biomedical Engineering, the study is expected to generate the required data to support the submission of a 510(k) pre-market notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2016, a prerequisite to start commercialization in the United States.

Hands-on with Fated on the Oculus Rift

News - There’s not much we can tell you about Fated right now. Current in production at Frima Studios, it’s an episodic first-person action adventure game designed specifically for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Morpheus headset; it’s set in the mythical age of the Vikings, and promises to tell the story of a father and husband as he protects his family from the destruction of their world. It’s also a wonderfully intuitive and atmospheric game, with bags of charm and potential. We were fortunate enough to get time with the recent demo showed at Oculus Connect 2, and came away enthralled and very much looking forward to playing more.

EXFO Receives 2015 Global Portable Fiber-Optic Test Equipment Market Share Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan

News - For a fifth consecutive year, this award acknowledges EXFO’s leadership in the portable FOTE sector, illustrating the company’s ongoing innovation and excellence in optical testing

Video game industry catching up to TV and film production

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.

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