Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

December 18, 2014 10:30 ET

Minister Lebel Visits UQAC Centre de transfert et de developpement d'affaires Funded by Government of Canada

CHICOUTIMI, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 18, 2014) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

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, welcomes the opening of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) Centre de transfert et de développement d'affaires (CTDA).

A total of $5,116,500 in non-repayable funding was granted to UQAC in 2012 for the new centre through CED's Business and Regional Growth Program.

Quick facts

  • CTDA-UQAC is a business development and transfer centre that provides technical and technological assistance in pre-commercial manufacturing to Quebec SMEs in the aluminium processing sector. It is run by Université du Québec à Chicoutimi's Centre d'entrepreneuriat et d'essaimage (CEE-UQAC).
  • The new centre has adopted an automated multi-trajectory friction stir welding process that allows the assembly of very long aluminium components. This innovative process offers numerous advantages and is the only one of its kind in Canada.
  • CTDA-UQAC aims to raise the productivity and competitiveness of Quebec's aluminium processing industry and to help further Canadian expertise in this high-technology sector.

Quote

"Supporting innovation is one of the pillars of the Science and Technology Strategy our government has put in place to help build a high-performing economy that creates wealth and jobs. It is for this reason that we did not hesitate to lend our financial support to Université du Québec à Chicoutimi for this innovative project."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

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Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Website: www.uqac.ca

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