News - H2O Innovation announces the signature of an agreement to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock of Piedmont Pacific Corporation , a company located in Oakland, CA and one of the leading manufacturers in the world of flexible pipe couplings and other pipe fittings for highly corrosive environments, for a total consideration of approximately $4.0 million.
News - Innovente is pleased to announce that it has completed the asset acquisition of the RockTenn former board mill in Matanethrough its wholly owned subsidiary. Innoventé intends to build on the 45 hectare lot, in the RockTenn former board mill located in the Mataneindustrial park, a 7.2 MW cogeneration plant using biocombustible from forest, industrial, agricultural and municipal residues to produce electricity.
News - Acting on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse Les Etcheminsand Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced that the Ag-Bio Centre business incubator has been granted funding to continue supporting innovative startups in the biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology and environmental sciences sectors.
News - The U.S. government has for the first time approved an adjuvanted vaccine to protect against H5N1 bird flu. The vaccine was made by Quebec City-based ID Biomedical, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. The approval was announced by the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates vaccines in the United States. The vaccine will not be available commercially; it will be placed in the U.S. government’s emergency stockpile.
News - Prevost announced that it has received an order for 55 more X3-45 coaches from Greyhound in addition to the two orders it received earlier in the year, for a total of 145 vehicles. Greyhound is well known for its concern for the safety of its passengers and drivers. Prevost is proud to meet the strict requirements of the largest intercity bus company in North America. "We worked with Greyhound to design a vehicle with lots of innovations plus an array of safety features that exceed the most stringent industry standards," said Gaétan Bolduc, president and CEO of Prevost.
News - One of the highlights of last week’s in-cosmetics Asia event was the Best Ingredient Awards, with the top prize going to Canada-based Lucas Meyer for an ingredient targeting photo ageing damage from infrared light.
News - At the annual Cartoon Connection Canada conference in Quebec City, animation producers and distributors from Europe, Canada and Latin America gathered in the hopes of finding new potential partners with which to collaborate. Though most walk away from the four-day event with expanded contact lists, some even manage to finalize game-changing deals. The event, organized by Cartoon and sponsored by MEDIA Mundus, brings together Canadian and European animation professionals in the hopes of fostering co-production, distribution and production servicing deals.
News - On November 20, during a breakfast organized by Québec City’s Ambassadors Circle, 33 ambassadors and partners attended the workshop En mode solutions by Mr. Christopher Deutsh, co-founder of En mode Solutions and Director – R&D at Telops. This workshop is a unique opportunity for Québec City ambassadors to network and discuss their meeting planning experience.
News - Thales Canada announced today that it has been awarded a five-year, $20 million contract to lead innovative science and technology projects enhancing Canada’s public safety and national security. The work will be led by Thales Canada from the new Thales Research and Technology Canada Centre in Quebec City. Thales and a team of 18 technology partners will carry out the work for Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), a division of National Defence.
News - Québec City’s allure as a prime meeting destination and the Québec City Convention Centre expertise have crossed the Atlantic and reached Nantes, France. Managers of La Cité Nantes Events Center are visiting Québec City on November 18, 2013. During their stay, they will visit the Québec City Convention Centre’s expansion site and will dine at the Parlementaire, the National Assembly of Québec’s restaurant, with representatives from the Convention Centre,Québec International, Québec City’s Chamber of Commerce and the Cercle des ambassadeurs.