$100 million for research, science and technology
For several years, the Québec government has encouraged the development of the knowledge-based economy. One of the ways to achieve this is to accelerate the implementation of the science policy and support major strategic initiatives in the research and innovation field.
The current public-sector investment acceleration plan devotes $100 million, in addition to the three-year envelope of $250 million allocated in the 2001-2002 Budget Speech, to the implementation of various projects in the research and innovation field, under the authority of the ministère de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie, the ministère de lÉducation and the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.
Among other things, this additional envelope will allow for:
- the construction of an optics and photonics research centre at Université Laval;
- the expansion of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal;
- the construction of a test bed for three wind turbines in the Gaspésie region.