Quebec Strategy on Research and Innovation
Mr Pierre Patenaude, president of Oceatec, was invited and took part in the regional consultation held for the preparation of the Quebec Strategy on Research and Innovation of the Quebec government, organised by the minister of Economy, Science and Innovation. This regional consultation, for the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspe and the Magdalen Islands regions, was supervised by Mr Saul Polo, member of parliament and minister's deputy.
This meeting gathered the main regional actors in innovation and research and development, mainly service companies in technological innovation, innovating companies and research institutes and centers. The attendies proposed several recommendations to the government representatives particularly on the subjects of innovation funding, of innovative products marketing, and on the technology centers offer.
Oceatec team took part in a technological exploratory mission to New Bedford, Mass. organised by Accord RSTM Côte-Nord, in collaboration with the Quebec Government Office in Boston. These visits gave us a better understanding of the scallop fisheries in the US.