Federal Strategy on Innovation and Growth for the Quebec Regions
The Federal Strategy on Innovation and Growth for the Quebec Regions is a collaborative economic development approach within the Government of Canada. Launched in 2018, it aims to support innovation and entrepreneurial drive through concrete actions aligned with shared priorities for action.
CED is leading the development of this Federal Strategy in Quebec. We are working closely with the other federal stakeholders to identify initiatives and actions that will contribute to the Strategy’s objectives as they develop or materialize.
The Strategy combines the Government of Canada’s directions with needs expressed on the ground. A number of targeted actions that are central to the Strategy were identified during the consultations with economic development players.
The Strategy has identified four priorities and 14 targeted actions to drive innovation and inclusive growth for all Quebec regions:
Innovation and Clean Tech
Growth and Exports
Support regional clusters, incubators and accelerators
Support development and adoption of ground-breaking clean technologies
Support disruptive technologies and their adoption
Support digitalization and automation of businesses
Increase the number of exporters, export revenues and access to markets
Enhance knowledge of large contracts and facilitate entry into value chains
Attract international investments through a favourable business environment
Entrepreneuriat et talent
Croissance pour tous dans toutes les régions
Promote and attract qualified entrepreneurs
Develop skills and talents to foster clean tech and digital skills in businesses
Promote skills development among underrepresented groups of entrepreneurs
Enhance regional assets through innovation and competitiveness
Support local entrepreneurship and social economy in rural and remote regions
Promote investments in regions renewable resources
Foster inclusive business transfer
CED will continue to support businesses and the regions with its regular programs across Quebec. The Strategy is providing us with directions so that we can more effectively target certain types of projects and maximize their impact on the long-term development of Quebec regions.