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Investissement Québec provides development capital to support businesses that want to prosper in Québec. The expertise of our team, our considerable financial capacity, our access to government networks and our long-term vision are all advantages that make us a major partner for leading businesses.
This group focuses on agri-food processing, distribution and exports. It supports the marketing of products that are derived from food biotechnologies and constitute promising raw materials for the probiotics, functional and nutraceutical foods, and prepared foods industries. In addition to specific large-scale projects, Investissement Québec promotes business development and consolidation to give companies a competitive edge in local and international markets.
The Mines, Materials, Energy, Environment Group brings together the full range of Investissement Québec's expertise in mining, metals, advanced materials, energy, environment and chemicals.
Fierce global competition and the strengthening Canadian dollar are bringing heavy pressure to bear on the forest products industry. Consolidation, modernization and innovation are the keys to successful positioning in a number of expanding specialty markets: structural and non-structural wood components, engineered wood, printing paper, bathroom tissue, fine paper and furniture manufacturing. This group offers assistance at every stage of the forest product development chain, including sawmills, pulp, paper and cardboard plants, etc. It also takes part in projects involving the supply chain and product commercialization.
This sector boasts a wide range of companies, particularly in the fields of medical equipment and devices, specialty and generic pharmaceuticals, nutraceutical products, contractual research, manufacturing and long-term care. Investissement Québec acts as a catalyst in this booming industry, helping companies attain the critical mass they need to penetrate international markets.
ICT is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and Québec is no exception. Investissement Québec is involved in all segments of ICT and also seeks to stimulate the development of certain promising areas. Investissement Québec offers tailor-made financing for Québec-based ICT companies looking to consolidate their operations, expand into global markets or develop large-scale technological projects.