Rimouski – The governments of Canada and Quebec have granted a total of $966,000 in financial assistance over three years to Technopole maritime du Québec (TMQ) to stimulate and support growth in the cutting-edge sectors of marine technology and biotechnology as well as maritime transportation. This Rimouski-based NPO, a leader in Quebec and Canada in its field, brings together and mobilizes an entire ecosystem fostering innovation and development in the blue economy.
The Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, on behalf of the Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, today announced a non-repayable contribution of $600,000 from CED under the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program.
For her part, the Minister for Transport and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region, Chantal Rouleau, highlighted $300,000 in financial assistance as part of the Ministère des Transports’ new maritime vision Avantage Saint-Laurent. She also noted the $66,000 financial contribution granted by the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation to support the MeRLIN project, launched by Technopole maritime du Québec in 2020.
These investments will help unleash the potential of marine technology and biotechnology as well as provide spin-offs for SMEs in this field in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region and across Quebec. As a leader in the sector, Technopole maritime du Québec will thus be able to pursue its role as the driving force behind the cluster and support the development and growth of a more competitive entrepreneurial environment.