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Breathing new life into Quebec’s aeronautics SMEs

Government of Canada announces $1.4M in support for the Centre technologique en aérospatiale, a college centre for technology transfer affiliated with Cégep Édouard-Montpetit.

Breathing new life into Quebec’s aeronautics SMEs
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The Greater Montréal region counts several dynamic, resilient businesses and organizations with innovative ideas that are contributing to a strong local economic fabric. Across all sectors, certain innovative organizations have seen development opportunities in the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and, now that they are ready to rebound, they need support to play their key role in the economic recovery and ensure the vitality of their communities. The Government of Canada is committed to assisting them as they pursue their activities and to fostering their growth and success.

With this in mind, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Member of Parliament for Honoré–Mercier, Quebec Lieutenant and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED, announced $1,436,968 in financial support for the Centre technologique en aérospatiale. He was accompanied by Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Joly (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec).

This non-repayable contribution will enable the organization to enhance its services in support of innovation and the adoption of new technologies among Quebec SMEs in the aeronautics sector through the acquisition of new equipment—a project evaluated at close to $1.8 million.

The Centre technologique en aérospatiale (CTA) is a college centre for technology transfer affiliated with Cégep Édouard-Montpetit and located on the campus of the École nationale d’aérotechnique (ENA). A major player in Quebec’s aeronautics ecosystem, the CTA has demonstrated over the years its ability to support many SMEs in the sector in their research and development activities. Its links with the ENA ensure this non-profit organization remains very up to date on the latest technological advances, perspectives for improvement and emerging needs of SMEs.

The Government of Canada is proud to recognize and support businesses and organizations that are a source of pride in their communities. Quebec’s future and economic recovery rely on organizations that are closely involved in regional economies. They are significant contributors to growth and key assets in rebuilding a stronger, more resilient and more just economy for all.

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