Écotech Québec receives government support for clean technology
by CM Staff
Thanks to this CED support, Écotech Québec will be able to pursue its strategic promotion, mobilization, and networking activities to accelerate the development, financing, and deployment of clean technologies in Quebec.
MONTRÉAL — On Mar. 13, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, Pascale St–Onge, announced that two non–repayable contributions totalling $1,190,000 have been granted to Écotech Québec.
The organization has received an initial $500,000 in financial support to develop a decision–making platform that will enable Quebec organizations to accelerate their transition. A second amount of $690,000 aims to help it implement its three-year plan. Thanks to this CED support, Écotech Québec will be able to pursue its strategic promotion, mobilization, and networking activities to accelerate the development, financing, and deployment of clean technologies in Quebec.
Écotech Québec has represented the clean technology cluster since it was founded in 2009. Its actions aim to promote innovation and enhance cohesion and synergy to enable the clean technology industry to develop to its full potential. To assist organizations in their transition, Écotech Québec is developing a new strategic initiative to guide SMEs using a decision-making tool that will enable them to target clean technologies from Quebec able to meet their needs.
“Businesses, researchers, investors, and industry groups play a key role in Quebec’s economy and the green shift. That is why our government is sustaining its commitment to Écotech Québec, which has shown year after year that it is possible to mobilize all players to face the greatest challenge of our time: the climate crisis. Congratulations to the entire Écotech Québec team, which has been engaged since 2009 in transforming our economy so that it can become greener and more innovative,” said Pascale St–Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED.
“On top of our many projects, we will soon offer a dynamic, interactive platform to guide businesses and organizations in their efforts to shift to a greener economy. As far as we know, this initiative is the first of its kind in Canada, as it brings together information on resources, funding, and innovative solutions coming from Quebec’s clean tech ecosystem. We will thus help to showcase Quebec’s knowledge and climate know–how,” said Denis Leclerc, President and Chief Executive Officer, Écotech Québec.
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