The Government of Canada invests in clean technologies by supporting the Center de développement des composites du Québec

DEC grants financial support to the CCTT of Cégep de Saint-Jérôme.

This contribution is part of close $40 million to the government of Canada support for innovative projects in Quebec for a green and resilient economy.

SAINT-JEROME, QC, February 16, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The MNA for Argenteuil–La Petite-Nation and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, Stéphane Lauzon, today announced a non-repayable contribution of $800,000 for the Composites Development Center of Quebec (CDCQ), on behalf of the Honorable Pascale St–Onge, MNA for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. This support will enable the CDCQ to remain at the cutting edge of technological advances and consolidate its activities with 80 SMEs each year.

The CDCQ de Saint-Jérôme is a College Center for Technology Transfer (CCTT) affiliated with the Cégep de Saint-Jérôme targeting companies in the composites sector. Government assistance from Canada will enable it to strengthen its capacities for research, experimentation, validation and technology transfer in the field of sustainable development.

Since its creation in 1989, the CDCQ’s mission has been to increase the know-how and competitiveness of SMEs throughout the value chain of the composite materials sector by offering them technical assistance, applied research and sharing services. of information. With the growing demand for more ecological products, the CDCQ wishes to improve its service offer and acquire new state-of-the-art equipment to manufacture thermosetting composite materials and offer innovative solutions to reduce the environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. area greenhouse.

Today’s announcement is part of a series of announcements from CED that will take place over the next few weeks confirming a total of nearly $40 million in investments in more than 20 innovative projects by Quebec companies and organizations that will contribute to the economy of tomorrow. These are strategic investments in projects that will reduce from Canada environmental impact and fostering a green and resilient economy.


“The government of Canada has made concrete commitments to demonstrate that a strong economy and a healthy environment go hand in hand. Among other actions, we are making strategic investments in clean technologies, as is the case today with the CDCQ project. By helping SMEs become more innovative and competitive and by stimulating innovation to develop greener technologies and products, we are also preparing Canadians for the jobs of today and tomorrow. »

Stephane Lauzon, deputy of Argenteuil–La Petite-Nation and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development

“The climate crisis remains one of the greatest challenges of our time. It is therefore essential to encourage companies to develop more environmentally friendly processes and products to help them increase their long-term competitive advantage. In addition to boosting competitiveness and economic growth, reducing our environmental footprint — part of our economic recovery plan — helps build healthier communities. »

The Honorable Pascale St-Onge, MNA for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for CED

“The sums announced today will allow us to demonstrate once again that the Composites Development Center of Quebec is an incomparable partner for Quebec companies. It is such a source of pride for us to make sustainable development the driving force behind our actions by offering solutions that respect the environment.”

Nadine LeGalDirector General, Cégep de Saint-Jérôme

“This contribution gives the CDCQ the opportunity to propose innovative technological solutions that meet industry demands, as well as economically efficient and ecologically responsible approaches. This new equipment combined with our expertise will take us even further in our service offer.

Janic LauzonGeneral Manager, Composites Development Center Quebec

Fast facts

  • The funds were granted under CED’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program. This program is aimed at entrepreneurs who rely on innovation to grow their business and increase their competitiveness, as well as regional economic actors contributing to creating an entrepreneurial environment conducive to innovation and growth for all, in all the regions.

  • CED is a key federal partner in of Quebec regional economic development. With its 12 regional business offices, CED supports businesses, support organizations and all regions of Quebec in tomorrow’s economy.

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