Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

September 22, 2016 10:30 ET

The Government of Canada Supports Innovation in Eastern Quebec

Announcement of financial support at the Rendez-vous de l'innovation de l'Est-du-Quebec

MATANE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 22, 2016) - The Government of Canada acknowledges that innovation-the development of new technologies and processes or the adoption of new management models-plays a critical role in today's global economy.

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon-La Mitis-Matane-Matapédia, announced that the Centre de développement et de recherche en imagerie numérique (CDRIN) has been granted $20,000 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to organize the Rendez-vous de l'innovation de l'Est-du-Québec.

The financial assistance was granted under CED's Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) and will enable the digital research and development centre to bring together eastern Quebec's innovative businesses for the first time.

The goal of the project is to foster innovation and increased productivity in eastern Quebec enterprises through knowledge transfer and new linkages among some 15 research and development centres in Quebec and the enterprises themselves.

Quotes

"My government firmly believes that Canada is fundamentally a nation of innovators. Our ability to innovate will help us create jobs, stimulate our growth and improve the quality of life of Canadians. That is why I am proud that CED is supporting CDRIN in bringing together various innovation players in eastern Quebec to help them find and seize new business opportunities. I congratulate the organizers and participants!"

Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon-La Mitis-Matane-Matapédia

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting businesses that develop innovative technologies and processes required by Canadian economic players to be more productive and competitive. That is why CED readily supported CDRIN in organizing the Rendez-vous de l'innovation de l'Est-du-Québec, thus helping innovative businesses in the region make their mark."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

CED is one of six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Related links

For more information on the QEDP: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/programmes/pdeq/index.html

Centre de développement et de recherche en imagerie numérique website (in French only): http://www.cdrin.com/

Rendez-vous de l'innovation de l'Est-du-Québec website (in French only): http://www.sadc-matane.qc.ca/RDVinnovation.html

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