To stimulate cooperation in research and innovation

MontrealAnd June 12, 2023 /CNW/ – The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation and Energy today signed a joint statement with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK) to support collaborative research and innovation projects.

The declaration was formalized at the 2023 Montreal Conference, organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas. In particular, it aims to accelerate energy-related research projects. The focus will be on energy transition, combating climate change, green hydrogen and electrification of transportation.

This initiative will support German Quebec Partnerships made up of start-ups, SMEs and research centers. It will also facilitate access to information on current funding programs in Quebec and Germany, as well as promote better coordination of calls for projects in the two provinces.


This announcement will allow Quebec and Germany to catalyze the development of research projects on the energy transition and decarbonization of economies. By innovating together, we are accelerating the fight against climate change while enhancing the competitiveness and resilience of our two nations in international markets. »

Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy, Minister responsible for regional economic development and MMinister responsible for the metropolitan area and Montreal


  • Quebec is the only Canadian province to have a joint declaration signed directly with BMWK.
  • Germany is Quebec City’s fourth international trading partner, after the United States, China, and Mexico, and its first Europebefore the United Kingdom and France.
  • Quebec has been present in Germany for more than fifty years, with the first Quebec representation being established in Düsseldorf in 1970. Today, the Quebec City General Delegation is based in Munich It also has an antenna Berlin.
  • Canada The country of honor will be during the Innovation Day for Small and Medium Enterprises, which will be held on June 15 at Berlin from BMWK.

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Source: Office of the Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy and Minister Responsible for Regional Economic Development

For more information: Source: Mathieu Saint-Amand, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy, Minister Responsible for Regional Economic Development and Minister Responsible for Greater Montreal and the Montreal Region, Aeg. : 418691-5650; Information: Jean-Pierre Dutoil, Director of Media Relations, Communications Department, Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy, tel. : 418691-5698, Ext 4868, Cell. : 0710-418559, Email: [email protected]

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