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How can you accelerate your transition to electrification?

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The electrification of transport is unavoidable, meaning the industry will need to undergo a major transformation and adaptation of products. Re-engineering is necessary to optimize products and make them perform. To accelerate your transition to electrification, we propose 3 strategies focused on the development of new technologies and suppliers. 

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Fasken, an important new partner for Propulsion Québec

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Montreal, January 10, 2022 — Propulsion Québec, the cluster for Electric and Smart Transportation (EST), is pleased to announce a new partnership with Fasken, one of the largest business law firms in Canada. This partnership makes Fasken an important and exclusive partner for Propulsion Québec’s legal requirements.  

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A new study by Propulsion Québec highlights the electric and smart transportation industry as a great investment opportunity

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Montreal, December 3, 2021 — The electric and smart transportation (EST) cluster, Propulsion Québec, unveiled a new study today on the province’s EST funding chain. One of the objectives of Propulsion Québec’s funding working group is to help build connections between Quebec’s smart and electric transportation businesses and stakeholders in the funding chain to facilitate access to the funding required at different growth stages, while respecting societal goals, such as efforts to fight climate change.  

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From idea to reality: planning a construction project from a legal perspective

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We have all, at one time or another, witnessed the poor execution of a great idea.

The first film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s masterpiece Dune, by David Lynch in 1984, is a prime example of this phenomenon—but the same thing can happen with construction projects.

How can we make it work?

Here are some elements that, while not exhaustive, can help limit the risks of failure.

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Is there a regulatory framework for location data?

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Analysing location data can help service providers assess whether to boost services in one part of a city versus another, at a particular time of day or in preparation for an upcoming festival, for instance. However, the data used for these analyses is linked to individuals and makes it possible to identify them. City planners and business managers working to improve our ever-changing environment must incorporate the rules for privacy protection into their activities. But what are these rules?

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MERKUR, new official partner of Propulsion Québec

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Montreal, June 16, 2020 — Propulsion Québec, the Cluster for Electric and Smart Transportation (EST), is pleased to announce a new partnership with Merkur, a manufacturing performance and product development firm known for its expertise in ground transportation. This one-year renewable partnership will allow Merkur to be a stakeholder in transportation electrification in Quebec and enable Propulsion Québec to complete its alignment with the ground transportation supply chain.

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Desjardins Group, now a major partner of Propulsion Québec

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Montreal, May 19, 2021 — Propulsion Québec, the cluster for electric and smart transportation (EST), is pleased to announce a new partnership with Desjardins, Canada’s leading cooperative financial group. This one-year partnership will support Desjardins Group’s sustainable development policy objectives tied to sustainable and connected mobility.

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FLO| AddÉnergie: investing in sustainable transport

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FLO| AddÉnergie, a company specializing in electric vehicle charging stations, is a manufacturer, network manager and software developer all in one. The three areas of expertise give it a huge advantage in the promising North American electrification market, and the Fonds is proud to be financing its efforts.

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Third edition of IMPULSION MTL: Propulsion Québec announces the International Fleet Forum will return to an in-person format

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Propulsion Québec, the cluster for electric and smart transportation, is pleased to announce that the third edition of the IMPULSION MTL International Fleet Forum will take place in person September 21 to 23, 2021, at Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about a variety of topics tied to updating, managing, and electrifying fleets.

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How the transition to electric transportation impacts manufacturing companies

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At the moment, when the transportation industry was reaching a steady point of maturity, the idea of electric powered transportation arrived and shook up the entire industry. The electrification of transportation affects many functions within manufacturing companies, both in terms of developing technologies and the speed at which they are developed. Companies must now be constantly adapting to this now ever-evolving industry whether it be in the engineering, manufacturing operation or procurement process. In order to navigate these changes with ease, it is critical that companies develop a strategy, to understand the speed of product evolution and how it impacts one’s factory and supply chain.

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