Québec is known as one of the most favourable locations for R&D activities. What’s more, thanks to its generous tax measures businesses can cut their R&D expenses. Québec boasts a number of private and public research centres that work closely with the private sector and promote innovation in products and services.
Veg Pro International launched a new range of Asian-inspired fresh vegetable stir fries, in 2014. The bowl packaging for these innovative and nutritious stir fries is designed to optimize microwave cooking. Veg Pro International also took the Grand Prize in the CTAC’s 2014 Prix innovation en alimentation.
Natur+L XTD has developed a cold pasteurization process that uses very high hydrostatic pressure to keep most food fresher longer and reduce the use of preservatives. This innovation won the company a CTAC food innovation award for 2012.
Traceability: Québec’s unique expertise
It’s already been 10 years since Québec farmers and agricturalul agencies set up Agri-Traçabilité, a permanent identification and traceability program that tracks agricultural products from farm to table. This internationally recognized, innovative system served as a model for the Canadian government when it decided to set up a national traceability program. Here’s a field where Québec’s trailblazing role was clearly inspiring!
Milkomax has invented a robot that milks cows all on its own. Roboleo can milk over 50 cows a day and collect 1,800 to 2,000 litres of milk every day, freeing up farmers to take care of their other tasks.
If you'd like to learn more about the issues facing Québec's agri-food industry, a number of organizations and associations provide information and opportunities for dialogue.
A foreign specialist or researcher who decides to settle in Québec can receive a five-year provincial tax exemption for R&D.