Canada Economic Development



Canada Economic Development

August 14, 2013 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Funds Quebec's Cleantech Cluster - Ecotech Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 14, 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, announces that the organization Écotech Québec has been granted financial assistance to pursue its mission of promoting the development, financing and commercialization of clean technologies in Quebec.

"Our Government remains focused on growth and employment, as this funding to Écotech Québec clearly shows. Through its support of innovative clean technology companies, this organization is contributing to Canada's economic prosperity," said Minister Lebel.

Launched in 2009, Écotech Québec's objective is to position Quebec as a world leader in cleantech technology. The funding from Canada Economic Development will enable the organization to carry out various activities, and particularly match industrial sector requirements to clean technology companies.

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This assistance, granted in the form of $717,000 in non-repayable funding, including a first contribution of $117,000 for 2012, and a second contribution of $600,000 in 2013 over three years (2013-2015). These amounts have been awarded through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.

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