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Three FIBEQs and a Trois-Rivières office for CRIBIQ 26th January 2022

Three FIBEQs and a Trois-Rivières office for CRIBIQ

Present in Quebec since 2008, the Consortium for research and innovations in industrial bioprocesses in Quebec (CRIBIQ) is proud to announce its establishment in Trois-Rivières, more precisely at Novocis, in the Parc Micro -Science. The organization is also pleased to confirm that the next three Innovation Forums on the Biosourced Economy in Quebec (FIBEQ) will be held in Trois-Rivières.

In 2019, the first edition of FIBEQ, which was also held in Trois-Rivières, was a great success. More than 350 experts met for the occasion to discuss issues related to the bio-based economy in Quebec and around the world.

“For Quebec alone, the bio-based economy represents a GDP of $20 billion, 79,811 jobs, 48,978 businesses and a cumulative turnover of $58 billion. Holding FIBEQ in 2022, 2024 and 2026 is an excellent way to bring together regional and international players (companies, principals, public research institutes, economic development agents), who are working to achieve innovation objectives. in Quebec," says CRIBIQ President and CEO, Mohammed Benyagoub.

Strongly involved in the development of the environmental technologies niche, Innovation and Economic Development (IDE) Trois-Rivières collaborates with great enthusiasm in the organization of this scientific “happening”. “The economic development of tomorrow will be that which meets the challenges of sustainable development. One cannot be done without the other. We are therefore excited to welcome Quebec experts in the green economy to our home and to discuss with them the possible solutions to achieve our ultimate goal: to make Trois-Rivières a carbon-free city," said the CEO of IDE. Trois-Rivieres, Mario De Tilly.

The city of Trois-Rivières is recognized in Quebec as a leader in the development of biosourced products thanks to its ecosystem that meets the needs of the industry. The importance of research through its teaching establishments and the Innofibre technology transfer center offering access to state-of-the-art equipment as well as the proximity of forest resources position the Trois-Rivières territory as a place of excellence for the biobased industry.

The second edition of FIBEQ, in which teams from Innofibre and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières are also collaborating, will take place from June 20 to 22, 2022 in Trois-Rivières. It will highlight several current issues aimed at supporting the deployment of a National Innovation Strategy in the bio-based economy.