The Legault government announced on Monday the injection of $24.6 million to support eight new projects as part of the Digital Transformation Offensive (OTN), to propel our businesses into the economy of tomorrow.
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“Is there enough money with OTN’s $130 million? If there is a shortage, we will add more, ”assured Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation, at a press briefing, after the announcement.
When asked how he plans to convince companies, which can sometimes be more reluctant to begin their transformation, the Minister believes that we need to communicate better and have people on the ground.
In addition to better explaining the programs, it is also necessary to “promote innovation” among entrepreneurs, he argues.
According to him, the strength of the Digital Transformation Offensive (OTN) is that it is a program “of human accompaniment”.
For 2000 more companies
The millions announced on Monday should make it possible to support more than 2,000 companies, while Quebec badly needs to step up the pace.
The Quebec state is granting $6.48 million to the Network of Centers of Industrial Expertise (RCEI), $3 million to the Digital Governance Institute (IGN) and $2.8 million to Sensation mode.
The Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation also supports the Regroupement des cabinets de courtage d’assurance du Québec ($3.76 million), the Food Processing Council of Quebec ($2.64 million), the Mouvement Québécois de la qualité ($2.37 million), the Quebec Apparel Manufacturers Institute ($2 million), and Events Attractions Québec ($1.5 million).
► The envelope announced Monday is in addition to the $56.8 million already granted by the Quebec government and brings the number of companies supported to 11,000.