Innovation and creativity are part of Quebecers’ DNA, but it’s their ingenuity and sense of daring that allow them to capitalize on those strengths. Projects that put the province in the spotlight, all over the world!
That tradition of creativity, daring and ingenuity is reflected directly in Québec’s labour market:
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CHUM (Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal) and CRCHUM (its research centre) are now working on a pioneering cancer immunotherapy that employs immune cell infusion. This ground-breaking, personalized approach treats patients using cells taken from their own tumours.
When we are away from our dogs, the best way to ensure they aren’t destructive or get stressed out is to keep them entertained, either with Kongs, toys, puzzles, TV, you name it. And now there is even a high-tech solution to keep your dog distracted while you are gone.
Leaders of the Unmanned Aerial System Centre of Excellence (UAS CE) have announced the creation of a new Cluster of Excellence for drones in the Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec.
A company created by Concordia University is partnering with video game-maker Ubisoft to launch a new program aimed at making Montreal a hub for virtual reality and similar technologies.
Here are just a few of the innovative companies operating in Québec:
Many players in the business world (large corporations, SMBs, research centres) are joining forces to launch projects that spur development and open new vistas for key economic sectors. These partnerships come under the stewardship of the Québec Research and Innovation Strategy (QRIS) entitled Oser innover. Launched in 2017, the strategy aims to position Québec among the top 10 leaders in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in research and innovation.
Here are examples of such projects, representing investments of over $400 million:
Many Québec companies decide to form precompetitive research consortiums, thanks in part to government encouragement in the form of generous tax credits. By joining forces, these new partners can share the costs and risks involved in R&D projects.
Businesses and public sector institutions—universities, technical schools, technology transfer centres and public research centres—are joining forces to form industrial research clusters. These coalitions serve as targeted collaborative research platforms focusing on the needs of specific industries
Significant tax advantages for innovation
Generous tax credits to promote public-private partnerships are available in Québec, making research profitable for everyone!