Government of Canada provides ITC Technocentre with $150,000 in financial assistance for digital economy development in Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine
CHANDLER, QC, Aug. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Digital technologies are changing ways of doing things the world over and providing Canadian businesses with development opportunities. That is why the Government of Canada supports business innovation and the acquisition of digital skills.
Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, announced that the Information Technology and Communications (ITC) Technocentre has been granted $150,000 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, for a business network facilitation project in the ITC sector. The facilitation project consists in network structuring and development: training, coaching, advisory services, partnerships, strategy development and so on.
Founded in 2009, the ITC Technocentre is mandated to support and promote businesses in Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine's ITC sector through the development of the digital economy. The funding awarded through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) will be used mainly to help the ITC Technocentre cover salary expenditures in connection with network structuring and development and to fund networking activities over the next three years.
"Economic growth in all sectors relies on their ability to adjust to, adopt and integrate digital technologies. As such, the ITC Technocentre is a valuable asset for Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine enterprises who want to go digital."
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
"The Government is committed to stimulating innovation to increase long-term productivity and competitiveness and to ensure jobs and prosperity for Canadians. Our commitment is based on an innovation action plan that focuses in part on fostering conditions for effective participation in the digital economy."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"This project will make it possible to set up an innovative structure, diversify the activities of targeted sectors and showcase the potential of Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine businesses in the digital economy, while fostering their productivity."
Jonathan Ranger, President of the Information Technology and Communications Technocentre
- CED is one of six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
- For more information on CED's key directions until 2021, consult Strategic Plan 2021 or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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