Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

October 18, 2013 10:37 ET

Detec Receives Financial Support from Government of Canada

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 18, 2013) - 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, today announced that the firm Detec has been granted financial assistance for the commercialization of a new product developed through two years of research and development.

"To ensure the Canadian economy stays competitive, our Government is committed to doing all it can to help enterprises that, like Detec, are developing new products that are not only innovative but also competitive on external markets," said Minister Lebel.

Founded in 1994, Detec specializes in the provision of consulting services and research and development for the nuclear industry. Its leading-edge expertise lies mainly in the areas of radiation protection, the effects of nuclear radiation and the detection of radioactive emissions.

The financial assistance from Canada Economic Development will enable the firm to hire a resource to carry out a commercialization strategy that will include participation in technology fairs and trade conferences, development of promotional materials and updating of the Detec Web site. The enterprise will also pursue its efforts to secure intellectual property protection.

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This funding, granted in the form of a $55,000 repayable financial contribution, has been awarded through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.

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