Government of Canada Supports Cintech Agroalimentaire in Its Food Processing Project


Organizations that support businesses have a key role to play in ensuring Quebec’s economy makes the environmental transition. They seek to innovate to help these businesses become more competitive and grow in a greener world.

That is why Annie Koutrakis, Member of Parliament for Vimy and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, is today announcing a non-repayable contribution of $1M for Cintech agroalimentaire.

Thanks to this CED support, the organization has been able to acquire and install technological equipment to help develop and process new sources of food high in plant proteins and to support the industry as it produces new finished products with added value. CED’s assistance focuses on the overall cost of acquiring and installing this equipment, including a twin-screw extruder and an atomiser.

A major player in its industry, Cintech agroalimentaire is an innovation and applied research centre affiliated with the Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe that seeks to meet new expectations among consumers, and society as a whole, regarding food, as well as the industry’s technological needs to accelerate its development. Through its innovative projects, Cintech agroalimentaire has been supporting the development of agri-food processing businesses since 1986.

A sustainable, just, and more inclusive economic recovery will come, among other things, through businesses making the green transition. The Government of Canada supports SMEs by fostering sustainable development in all regions across Quebec. Adapted programs and services are available to accelerate the launch of innovative projects, the adoption of clean technologies, and the development of greener products. In this way, CED is providing concrete assistance to Quebec’s businesses, entrepreneurs, and workers so they can better position themselves and seize opportunities arising out of an economy in transition.

Source : Cision