Press releases - Québec City landed on the Intelligent Community Forum’s (ICF) prestigious list of the world’s “Smart 21 Communities of the Year” for the third time last October. Its application during the first stage toward obtaining the title of Intelligent Community of the Year resulted in Québec City being selected from among 400 candidate cities across the globe. Now is the time to encourage all citizens to contribute to Québec City’s application to be a Top 7 Intelligent Community in 2014.
Press releases - The Quebec City University Hospital Centre (CHU de Québec) is proud to be associated with Quebec Seeks Solutions (QSS) – Healthcare Edition, which is being held today. This original event, organized by Quebec International, brings together entrepreneurs, researchers and innovation enthusiasts seeking to promote ideas in response to three challenges that CHU de Québec is currently facing.
Press releases - Quebec International is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement in principle with BioWin, the healthcare competitiveness cluster based in Wallonia, Belgium. The agreement covers licensing rights under BioWin’s BioPharE program. For BioWin, this is the first time that rights have been licensed under this high-level program. As part of its role in the partnership, the Continuing Education Department at Sainte-Foy CEGEP will administer training activities during the implementation of the program, which is specifically geared towards life science entrepreneurs.
Press releases - Immune Biosolutions took first place in the grand finale of the Devtech 50 entrepreneurial competition, which was held yesterday with approximately 100 participants. The jury was impressed by the company’s business project, which involves a unique platform for generating high-quality antibodies used as molecular detection, quantification and visualization tools. As a result, Immune Biosolutions wins the BDC Grand Prize, valued at $42,000 in cash and services.
Press releases - Under the theme of “Better Performance Through Innovation”, the seventh edition of the Quebec City Healthcare Industry Forum (FISQ) will be held on December 4 at Espaces Dalhousie in Quebec City. Organized by Québec International, this major annual event draws 200 key actors from the healthcare sector. Based on true case studies, the program for the 2013 edition will emphasize how incorporating innovative solutions is essential to boosting efficiency and performance within the health and social services systems. Nicolas Marceau, Quebec’s Minister of Finance and the Economy, is slated to deliver the closing address.
Press releases - Quebec International unveiled today the names of the finalists for the third edition of Devtech 50, Quebec’s leading technology entrepreneurship competition. The jury, made up of Dominique Brown (Chocolats Favoris), Sean Brownlee (Rho Capital), James Eaves (Startup Fuze) and Étienne Drouin (Business Development Bank of Canada/BDC) short-listed 11 companies out of 32 applicants.
Press releases - For the third time in its history, Quebec City has been selected as one of the Smart21 Communities of the Year. This international honour was awarded by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), an independent New York-based organization dedicated to studying the economic and social aspects of communities using innovative new technologies. The announcement was made by one of the ICF’s co-founders, Louis Zacharilla, at a symposium organized by Walsh University’s Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community in Ohio. Some 400 applications were received from cities and regions around the world.
Press releases - Quebec International’s Invest in the Quebec City Region brochure was honoured at the Marketing Canada Awards organized by the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC) and held in St. John’s, Newfoundland on September 24. In addition, the Washington-based International Economic Development Council (IEDC) presented Quebec International with its award of excellence today at its annual conference in Philadelphia, which attracted more than 1,300 participants from 17 countries.
Press releases - Quebec International and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal are proud to unveil the names of the 23 companies that will be taking part in the second edition of Passeport PME (Passport SME). This 18-month training and assistance program is geared towards locally based small and medium-sized enterprises with the potential of breaking into foreign markets.
Press releases - The Quebec City region and Quebec International have been honoured once again in the “Canada’s Best to Invest” rankings compiled by US-based Site Selection magazine, which recognize Canada’s top economic development leaders each year. The Quebec City region placed second in the “Top Canadian Metros” category, while Quebec International was named one of the “Top Canadian Economic Development Groups”.