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Thales to Host the Joint Research Unit in Urban Science, Quebec City to Become a Life-Size Urban Lab

News - A $19.2M project will provide Quebec City with a new urban science joint research lab around which will be built a world-class open innovation ecosystem in this emerging multidisciplinary field of knowledge. In partnership with Quebec City authorities, Laval University, the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), the Quebec Metro High Tech Park and Thales Canada Inc., and with the support of the Government of the Province of Quebec, the Joint Research Unit aims to position the citizen at the center of municipal activities and to design urban science solutions for the future, in areas such as water and power management, urban spaces and infrastructure and individual, asset and data mobility and safety.

French multinational OVH sets up shop in Québec City

News - French multinational OVH, a backronym for “On vous héberge” or “We Host You,” announced on Thursday, April 16, that it had chosen Québec City as the home for its North American R&D centre. The centre will specialize in, among other things, customer experience, and will hire 50 highly skilled employees.

TELUS investing $64 million in the Greater Québec City area in 2015

News - TELUS is investing $64 million in new communications infrastructure across the Greater Québec City area this year to connect thousands of homes in Saint-Raymond directly to TELUS’ fibre optic network, enhance wireless capacity and speed, and extend the reach of TELUS Health technology.

Conversation 2015 : Women and Sport in Québec City

News - At a press conference held at the Québec City Convention Centre on April 15, 2015, Université Laval and the City of Québec announced Québec City will host Conversation 2015: Women and Sport from June 9 to 12, 2015. Presented under the theme Moving the World Forward – Making Change Happen, this national meeting will attract more than 400 participants from different professional backgrounds to discuss the place and role of girls and women in sport in Canada.

Discovery Air Technical Services awarded ATR-72 Heavy maintenance contract by Morningstar Air Express

News - Discovery Air Technical Services Inc. ("DATS"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., has been awarded a heavy maintenance contract by Morningstar Air Express Inc., of Edmonton Alberta, for one ATR-72-202 aircraft. The work will be carried-out at DATS' Heavy Maintenance facility at the Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City during the summer of 2015.

Ivanhoé Cambridge begins an important redevelopment project at Laurier Québec

News - Ivanhoé Cambridge announced today the first phase of a redevelopment project at its Laurier Québec shopping centre. The project will see the modernization of the food court, so as to become an exceptional venue emphasizing innovation and entertainment. Meanwhile, the centre will see its retail mix enhanced with the arrival of several new banners. The initial phase of work represents an investment of $18 million.

Université Laval and ABB develop a unique measurement instrument for astronomy

News - Université Laval and ABB announce today the final phase of a major development project for an astronomical measurement instrument offering unsurpassed precision. Named SITELLE (Wide-field Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer), this instrument integrates several advanced technologies that will be installed at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), one of the most productive telescopes in the world, located at the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island. SITELLE will analyze the characteristics of the light emitted by each component of large astronomical objects such as nebulae and galaxies, making it possible to analyze these celestial objects as never before.

Nordic Life Science Pipeline launches a pivotal clinical study for SQIN™, an ultra-moisturizer against xerosis (dry skin) for people with mobility impairment.

News - Nordic Life Science Pipeline is proud to launch the recruitment and testing of volunteers for the double-blind, randomized clinical study (phase II) of SQIN™, the first dermatologic product of its new biocosmeceutical division called NORBIODERM. NORDIC intends to be first in specializing on dermatological products for chronic dry skin conditions (xerosis) typically experienced by individuals with paralysis and/or mobility impairment. Pending upon these results, commercialization of SQIN™ may be announced as early as Q3-2015.

Frima writes a new chapter in Quebec’s entertainment industry

News - A new chapter has opened in the history of Frima, Canada’s biggest independent videogame company, with the arrival of two new investors and partners, Fonds de solidarité FTQ and European entertainment powerhouse Média-Participations. The $7.5 million investment will equip the Quebec City studio to pursue its mission as a leader in the development and sale of entertainment products and brands.

Genius Solutions ramps up exports to the U.S. thanks to support from Government of Canada

News - 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, announces that Groupe Conseil Cogismaq Inc., known as Genius Solutions, has been granted financial assistance to implement a commercialization strategy in the United States and pursue its efforts in technological innovation.

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