Leading-edge research centres attract businesses and businesses attract researchers. This relationship creates and expands new activity sectors that advance a region’s economy, explaining why the Estrie region is becoming increasingly important as a research and development hub for a growing number of fields.

Basic and applied research; academic, public and private projects; research centres, chairs, laboratories and groups – all these things are proliferating here, strengthening the Estrie region’s role in the area of innovation.

For businesses, research is a key element in the development of new processes and products. Specialization on the part of centres is therefore essential to the development of the regional economy. The Estrie region has also set up a number of technology transfer structures to bridge the gap between businesses and researchers.

Reference Web sites:

Government of Canada

Quebec Government

Conférence régionale des élus de l'Estrie

Desjardins - Business Centre - Estrie

Sherbrooke University