Organization: Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec

Feds award $12 million to National Optics Institute

The National Optics Institute in Quebec City has received a non-repayable award of $12 million from the federal government to maintain current technology programs, support small business growth and strengthen its presence in world markets. The funding flows through the Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec. Supported since its founding in 1985 by…

Ottawa funds wood products research centre at Laval

The federal government is spending $25 million to establish a new wood products research centre at Laval Univ. The research will be provided through the Value-to-Wood program which draws on the expertise of several universities and Forintek Canada Corp. Natural Resources Canada will provide the bulk of the funding ($15 million), augmented by funding from…