Quebec City region:
economic vitality and innovation!

Three sectors of excellence are driving economic development and growth in the Quebec City region: applied technologies; life sciences (including health and nutrition); and processed materials.

Quebec City: high-tech capital

  • Optics and photonics (PDF document, 342 Ko)
    Specialized fiber design and manufacturing, analytical instruments, imaging systems, artificial vision and lasers.
  • Defense and security (PDF document, 289 Ko)
    High-tech innovations in the fields of public safety; border security; defense; infectious disease control; and natural disaster intervention (fiber optics, advanced infrared vision systems, biometric systems and measurement instruments).
  • Electronics  (PDF document, 314 Ko)
    Design and manufacturing of high-performance electronic sub-systems and finished products for a wide range of applications (remote sensing, communications, industrial and scientific instruments, defense and security).
  • Information technologies  (PDF document, 405 Ko)
    Vehicle fleet tracking/management solutions, business intelligence applications, manufacturing productivity software, video games, mobile phones, computer security.
  • Geomatics (PDF document, 343 Ko)
    Public safety and emergency measures, risk management (insurance), telecommunications network management, civil infrastructure management, land/property tax management systems, marine cartography and forest management.

From science to nutrition

  • Life sciences (PDF document, 514 Ko)
    Cutting-edge international research in the fields of cardiology, genomics, infectious diseases, immunology, obesity, oncology, neurosciences, nutraceuticals and functional foods. Specialty areas: biopharmaceuticals; fine chemicals; organic, diagnostic and therapeutic products; medical equipment/supply manufacturing.
  • Health and nutrition (PDF document, 500 Ko)
    Research and manufacturing of high value-added agri-food products at the forefront of market trends. Specialty areas: gourmet cheeses, meats, prepared meats, fish, seafood, confectionery, cereals, natural and organic health products.

Processed materials: building the future

  • Secondary wood processing  (PDF document, 292 Ko)
    Structural wood (engineered wood, prefabricated and modular homes) and appearance-grade wood (furniture, floors, cabinets, doors and windows, staircases, joinery).
  • Plastics and composite materials  (PDF document, 462 Ko)
    Construction industry: exterior sidings; doors and windows; insulation products; plumbing fixtures; tubes, pipes and fittings. Transportation industry: parts for cars, trucks and public transit vehicles.