News - CO2 Solutions announces that it has been selected to receive up to $500,000 in grant funding from Alberta's Climate Change and Emissions (CCEMC) Corporation. The funding will be applied to a 12-month project to optimize the Company's technology for the efficient capture of CO2 emissions from oil sands production, which is the single fastest growing source of carbon emissions in Canada.
News - There are still too many accidents and death due to speeding in Quebec. It is in this context that on last April 11, Industrial Alliance launched Mobiliz, a new auto insurance policy that encourages young people to adopt more responsible driving behavior by rewarding good drivers. It is a positive and promising initiative, given that 52% of young insured have already improved their driving behavior thanks to this innovative program even if some drivers have only recently got insurance with Mobiliz.
News - Alizem is now very proud member of the EtherCAT technology group. What is EtherCAT technology ? "The EtherCAT technology overcomes the system limitations of other Ethernet solutions: The Ethernet packet is no longer received, then interpreted and copied as process data at every connection. Instead, the Ethernet frame is processed on the fly: the newly developed FMMU (fieldbus memory management unit) in each slave node reads the data addressed to it, while the telegram is forwarded to the next device. Similarly, input data is inserted while the telegram passes through. The telegrams are only delayed by a few nanoseconds.
News - Alcoa's Deschambault Smelter was awarded first prize in the Large Enterprise category during the Grands prix santé et sécurité du travail de la CSST (Quebec Workers Safety Insurance Board Awards) for the Easy Lock Lamothe tool developed by one of its operators, Luc Lamothe. The winning project is a simple, easy to use tool, designed by Lamothe, which allows workers to safely and ergonomically connect the plant's baking equipment to the natural gas network. There are 72 such connections to the natural gas supply in the Baking Furnace sub-sector of the smelter.
News - Medicago announced that Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder Dr. Louis-Philippe Vézina has been named as a recipient of the 2012 Prix du Quebec. The Prix du Quebec is the most prestigious award given by the Government of Québec for those that have contributed to Quebec social and scientific progress. Dr. Vezina will receive the Lionel-Boulet award in science, which recognizes contributions in the areas of innovation and scientific development through contributions to the economic growth of Quebec.
News - At its London premiere I thought “The Tempest” one of the most inspired, audacious and personal operas to have come along in years. I feel this even more strongly after the Met’s fantastical production, which offers a superb cast, headed by the charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside in the role he created in London: Prospero, the former duke of Milan, who has been stranded for 12 years on a remote island, his throne having been usurped by his brother, Antonio.
News - Biopharmacopae, a Quebec-based company specialized in the discovery of natural health products and cosmetic active ingredients, is now providing innovative products online to Canadian consumers through their new website Biopharmastore. The first product featured on the website is GOLDaid ™, a natural cold remedy.
News - Interview with Rina Marchand, Director Product Development and Innovation – Foundation de L’Entrepreneurship.
News - The Quebec Technology Association (AQT) is calling for nominations for the Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Award. Since 2003, this contest, organized by the Quebec Technology Association (AQT) in conjunction with Investissement Québec, has been shining the spotlight on CEOs of technology companies in recognition of their exemplary leadership and contributions to the visibility of the Quebec Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.
News - Now in its 12th year, Genesis in 2012 will be truly thought leading. We’ve collaborated with SCRIP Intelligence to identify the issues that really matter, and developed an educational, inclusive and provocative programme to make this year’s Genesis a must-attend event. Our conference programme, debate and showcase on the theme of ‘innovative strategies to bridge the R&D gap’ is designed to facilitate far greater two-way intercation for all delegates than the now routine fornats at the majority of events of this size.