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2011

Fifth annual Healthcare Industry Forum: Quebec City welcomes leading figures in the vaccine field

Press releases - In connection with the fifth edition of the Quebec City Healthcare Industry Forum, Quebec International will be welcoming world-renowned figures in the vaccine field, representing the scientific, academic and industrial communities. The theme this year will be “Vaccines: Quebec City hits its stride!”

Devtech 50: XpertSea takes first place!

Press releases - During the ceremony, seven awards were presented, with a total value of nearly $90,000. XpertSea Solutions, a firm specializing in aquaculture, has won the $30,000 Devtech 50 grand prize ($15,000 in cash and $15,000 in services). The prize was bestowed by “Presenter” partner Essor Strategies.

Final round of Devtech 50: meet the most promising high-tech startups together with the author of The Lean Startup

Press releases - In connection with the final round of Devtech 50, one of Quebec’s leading high-tech entrepreneurial competitions, Quebec International cordially invites the business community to attend a presentation by Eric Ries, the renowned US author specializing in high-tech startups, on November 10 at the Hilton Hotel in Quebec City.

The Government of Quebec and the City of Quebec are investing $557,000 in an innovative project spearheaded by five regional companies

Press releases - In connection with the Quebec City ACCORD program, Sam Hamad, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade (MDEIE) and Minister Responsible for the Quebec City Region, and Richard Côté, Vice-Chair of the City of Quebec’s Executive Committee, have jointly announced $557,000 in financial support for the implementation of phases 4 and 5 of the technology demonstration project involving clinical efficiency in the healthcare network. Quebec International, which is serving as the support organization, is mandated with managing the financial aid component of the project.

Smart 21 : Quebec City ranks among the smart elite!

Press releases - Quebec City has been named one of the world’s 21 “Smart Communities” for the second year in a row. This award is presented by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), an independent New York City-based think tank dedicated to developing the digital economy. The announcement was made by Louis Zacharilla, one of the ICF’s founders, at a ceremony in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Applications from some 400 cities and regions were evaluated.

Quebec International honoured at the Marketing Canada Awards and the APDEQ’s Recognition Awards Gala

Press releases - Quebec International recently gained distinction at the Marketing Canada Awards, sponsored by the Economic Development Association of Canada, and at the Recognition Awards Gala, sponsored by the Quebec Association of Economic Development Professionals, held in Peterborough, Ontario and Victoriaville, Quebec on October 3 and 6, respectively.

Quebec International and the Quebec City region among the winners in Site Selection magazine’s Canadian rankings

Press releases - Quebec International (QI) and the Quebec City region are shining brightly again thanks to their placement in Site Selection magazine’s Canadian rankings. The Quebec City region placed third in the Top Canadian Metros. This category evaluates the economic performance of Canada’s metropolitan regions. The final result was calculated by compiling major investment projects. The Quebec City region was outpaced by Toronto and Hamilton.

Second edition of Devtech 50: 10 finalists announced!

Press releases - Quebec City, August 11, 2011 - The jury for the 2011 edition of the Devtech 50 technology entrepreneurship competition recently announced the names of 10 finalist companies, selected from among 38 applicants.

BiopolisQuébec and Life Sciences Ontario sign a memorandum of understanding

Press releases - BiopolisQuébec, the alliance of leading life sciences regions in the province of Québec (Greater Montréal, Québec and Sherbrooke) dedicated to promoting the expertise of this major sector internationally, is happy to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Life Sciences Ontario, the organization that represents and promotes the life sciences in Ontario.

Trade mission to Italy’s Cosmoprof: significant spinoff benefits with $5 million in sales expected

Press releases - For the second year running, Quebec International led Canada’s trade mission to Cosmoprof, held in Bologna, Italy. The event, which ran from March 18-21, is the largest international gathering of the cosmetics and cosmeceutical industry, including more than 177,000 visitors, 2,300 exhibitors and 540 journalists.

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