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Media Advisory - Government of Canada and Government of Quebec to Make Multi-Million-Dollar Investments in the Emerging Technologies Sector


MONTREAL, Oct. 19, 2023 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend a press conference during which major investments in the emerging technologies sector will be announced by the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), and Pierre Fitzgibbon, Quebec Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy, Minister Responsible for Regional Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region.

The announcement will focus on the launch of a quantum communication test bed that will allow businesses and organizations to experiment with quantum technology?based systems and applications for telecom networks. The test bed will go live in Sherbrooke in October 2023, followed by Montréal and Québec City in early 2024. It will be available to test innovations aimed at strengthening the security of communications networks in response to such threats as an acceleration in quantum computing development.

Who: The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

Pierre Fitzgibbon, Québec Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy, Minister Responsible for Regional Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region.

François Borrelli, Chief Executive Officer, Numana. https://numana.tech/françois-borrelli

André Fougères, PhD, Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, National Optics Institute (INO). https://www.ino.ca/fr/gouvernance/andre-fougeres/ 

Martin Laforest, PhD, expert in quantum technologies. https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-laforest-phd

Nicolas Godbout, PhD, Director, Department of Engineering Physics, and Full Professor, Polytechnique Montréal. https://www.polymtl.ca/expertises/godbout-nicolas

When: Monday, October 23, 2023, 9:30 a.m.

Where: Montreal

About Numana 

At Numana, we're a catalyst for technological ecosystems. With our partners, we bring innovative people together to create more value for the technology industry and for Quebec as a whole. Founded in 2007, Numana is a non-profit organization that makes significant contributions to economic and social vitality by bringing stakeholders from the private, institutional and public technology sectors together around common goals and joint initiatives. To learn more, go to https://numana.tech/.

Any journalists who wish to attend in person must confirm their presence and submit a request for accreditation, indicating their name and email address, to the following address by 8 a.m. on October 23, 2023: [email protected]. The exact address of the event will be sent to them once this information has been received.

Reserved parking spaces are available for members of the media who have confirmed their presence by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 20. All requests should be sent to Simon Falardeau at the contact information below.

A live stream of the press conference will be available to journalists and bloggers who register by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 20. The link will be sent via email prior to the event.

SOURCE Numana


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