Canada and Quebec Grant Nearly $1M to Technopole Maritime Du Quebec

The governments of Canada and Quebec have granted a total of $966,000 over three years to Technopole maritime du Québec (TMQ) to support growth in marine technology, biotechnology, and maritime transportation. 

The Minister of National Revenue, Diane Lebouthillier, on 11th February 2022, announced a non-repayable contribution of $600,000 from CED under the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program. 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 new maritime vision Avantage Saint-Laurent. She also noted the $66,000 financial contribution to support the MeRLIN project, launched by Technopole maritime du Quebec in 2020.

These investments will help unleash the potential of marine technology and biotechnology and provide spin-offs for SMEs in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region and across Quebec. As a leader in the sector, Technopole maritime du Quebec will thus pursue its role as the driving force behind the cluster and bring together and mobilize an entire ecosystem fostering innovation and development in the blue economy.