Ottawa allocates about $ 16 million to innovation projects

Ottawa alloue environ 16 millions $ à des projets d'innovation

The federal government announced Monday a grant of $ 16.4 million for 46 projects in quebec in the sector of innovation, a little more than half of the money going to initiatives in the regions of Montreal and Quebec.

“We support these SMES in québec, the success of which is well established and that will be part of the solution to restore good jobs for Quebecers to contribute to the vitality of our local economies and for some, the fight against the pandemic”, said the minister of economic Development, Mélanie Joly, on a visit to Montreal.

A total of approximately $ 4 million will go to projects led by companies from Montreal. Among the envelopes to Montreal, we found $ 1.7 million that will go to the Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM) to support its incubation services companies.

A colleague of Ms Joly, Jean-Yves Duclos, president of the Treasury Board, for its part, announced in Quebec city on the part of the financial aid granted to entrepreneurs in the region of the Capitale-Nationale region. They will share $ 4.5 million. Celliers intelligents (Alfred), Quebec International and Entrepreneurship Laval, among others, will benefit from the federal assistance: Celliers clever for its proposed solution for restaurateurs and wine lovers, the other two to develop a support service specialized and customized to technology start-ups.

Actors of the innovation environment of Sherbrooke accounted for their share of approximately 6 million, said the office of the minister Joly.

The funds come from the budget 2019-2020 of the regional development agencies.

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