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2012

The government of Quebec and the City of Quebec support the implementation of a biomanufacturing research platform

Press releases - Under the auspices of the Capitale‐Nationale ACCORD program (Concerted Action for Regional Development Cooperation), Agnès Maltais, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister Responsible for the Quebec City region, and Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Quebec City, recently announced their financial support for the implementation of a biomanufacturing research platform for vaccines and other medical treatments. At an assessed cost of $670,000, the project will receive $215,000 in funding from the Quebec City Bureau (BCN) and the Quebec Department of Finance and the Economy and $200,000 from the City of Quebec. In addition, the participating companies, Medicago and Folia Biotech, will be investing $255,000 between them.

6th annual Quebec City Healthcare Industry Forum From innovation to integration in the healthcare system

Press releases - The sixth annual Quebec City Healthcare Industry Forum (Forum de l’industrie de la santé de Québec/FISQ) will be held on December 4. A roster of national and international experts and stakeholders will discuss a variety of topics in line with the theme of “From innovation to integration in the healthcare system”.

Holland America boosts its presence on the St. Lawrence

Press releases - International Cruise: announcement of an agreement reached with Holland America Line. This agreement will serve to significantly increase summer cruise ship traffic on the St. Lawrence River. Using the Veendam cruise ship, the company plans to add at least eight turnaround operations (embarking/disembarking) in Quebec City during the summer over a three-year period beginning in 2013.

Site Selection magazine’s “Best to Invest” rankings for Canada: Quebec International and the Quebec City region shine once again!

Press releases - The Quebec City region and Quebec International have shone once again in US-based Site Selection magazine’s “Best to Invest” rankings for Canada, which recognize the country’s economic development champions. The region placed second in the list of “Top Canadian Metros”, while Quebec International was once again named the “Top Canadian Economic Development Group”.

First group of seven companies finishes the Canadian premiere of the FastTrac® TechVenture™ program in Quebec City!

Press releases - More than 60 people will be meeting today in conjunction with Demo Day - Quebec FastTrac® TechVenture™, organized by Quebec International in collaboration with the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) and Microsoft. Held at the ENAP, this event will provide an opportunity to attend presentations given by seven companies that recently completed the Quebec FastTrac® TechVenture™ program.

SME Passport: The business community joins forces to launch Quebec businesses onto international markets

Press releases - Today the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and Québec International launched SME Passport, accompanied by their partners National Bank, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation and its Export-Québec unit. This new structured, comprehensive training and support program for businesses with the potential to break into foreign markets will be headed up by the Board of Trade’s team of international trade experts, the World Trade Centre Montréal, and the team from Québec International.

Second edition of Quebec Seeks Solutions: solving nine business problems using a unique open innovation process

Press releases - Entrepreneurs, researchers and innovation enthusiasts are cordially invited to attend the second edition of Quebec Seeks Solutions. Organized by Quebec International in association with IDTEQ and ISPIM, the event will be held on May 15-16 at Espaces Dalhousie in Quebec City.

Hosting the Intelligent Community Forum: Quebec City on the road to being named Intelligent Community of the Year

Press releases - This coming April 16 to 18, the Municipality of Quebec City and Québec International, in conjunction with a number of partners, including Université Laval and the Parc technologique du Québec métropolitain, will play host to Louis Zacharilla, the co-founder and director of development of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). This visit represents the final step in the process of evaluating Quebec City for the title of Intelligent Community of the Year.

According to KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives 2012 study, Quebec City ranks first in North America and second worldwide among cities in its category

Press releases - According to KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives 2012 study, the Quebec City metropolitan region ranks first among Canadian and US cities with populations of 500,000 to 2 million inhabitants. It ranks second worldwide in this same category, just behind Marseille, France and ahead of Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Raleigh, North Carolina and Austin, Texas.

Quebec City named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities

Press releases - Quebec City has successfully completed the second round of the prestigious international contest organized by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) and has been named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities. The announcement was made in Honolulu, Hawaii by Louis Zacharilla, Director of Development for ICF. Last October, Quebec City was ranked among the Smart 21 Communities for the second year in a row. Nearly 400 applications from cities and regions around the world were evaluated.

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