QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - On Monday, August 30, the Quebec
Photonic Network, in collaboration with INO
(National Optics Institute), will hold a one-day seminar bringing
together leading speakers to explore sustainable development challenges
and opportunities in the energy industry.
The seminar, entitled Clean Technologies for Sustainable Development:
What's in It for the Photonic's Industry?, will examine the
Energy and sustainable development
Intelligent green buildings
Photovoltaic energy production
Renewable energy sources
In addition, representatives from Hydro Québec's Research Institute and
the National Research Council of Canada will be on hand to present their
views and perspectives on sustainable development.
The seminar is for representatives of industry, government, and
academia, as well as sectoral associations and journalists from the
general and trade media.
August 30, 2010
7:45 a.m. Registration and coffee
8:45 a.m. Start of presentations
INO, Quebec Metro High Tech Park
Einstein, Quebec City
Conference presenters will explore the role that the Canadian optics and
photonics industry and its business partners can play. Discussions will
help identify potential avenues for capitalizing on business
opportunities in the sustainable development sector in emerging markets.
Conclusions reached by the optics/photonics industry representatives at
the seminar will be validated at the World Energy Congress to be held in
Montreal in mid-September.
The event program and registration information are available on the
Quebec Photonics Network website (http://www.quebecphotonic.ca/CleanTech30aout2010.html).
About the Quebec Photonic Network
The Quebec Photonic Network
is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the
development of the optics/photonics industry in Quebec. Its mandates are
is to implement a network for members to share ideas, information, and
expertise among themselves and with other networks, both nationally and
internationally. The Network also seeks to promote and enhance the
visibility of the optics/photonics industry, support commercialization
initiatives, and facilitate access to market information for its
members. Lastly, the Network works to foster innovation and
competitiveness among industries throughout Québec through the
introduction of optics/photonics technologies.
The Quebec optics/photonics industry consists of some 100 businesses,
employs nearly 5,000 workers, and generates annual revenues in the order
of $600 million, nearly 85% of which comes from exports.
INO is the largest center for industrial optics and
photonics expertise in Canada. The leader in its field internationally,
INO has so far completed over 4,000 R&D contracts for Quebec and
Canadian companies working in a variety of fields. INO has performed 43
technology transfers and created 26 new high-tech startups. It boasts
more than 220 employees, most of them researchers, scientists, and
technicians who contribute to INO's international reputation. In 2007
along with six other organizations, INO was recognized as a center of
excellence for commercialization and research by the Canadian government.
SOURCE INO (National Optics Institute)
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For more information on this event, contact:
Chief Executive Officer
Quebec Photonic Network
418 657-7406, ext. 2717
Cell.: 418 580-1076
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