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28 Jan 2014

Québec’s Chief Scientist presents National Research and Innovation Policy in Belgium

At the helm of Québec’s three research funds, Rémi Quirion has been Chief Scientist of Québec since 2011.

Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Québec, was in Belgium from January 12 to 15 to present the National Research and Innovation Policy and describe the activities of the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ – Québec research funds) to Belgian and European research authorities.

Released on October 16, 2013, the new National Research and Innovation Policy provides for a $3.7 billion investment over a five-year period.

The Chief Scientist met with a number of key scientific players and gave a talk called “Launch of Québec’s new National Research and Innovation Policy: Opportunities for international research” to representatives of the sectors concerned.

His trip was also a chance for him to speak with people such as Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council, Ann Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission, and Amanda Crowfoot, Director of Science Europe.

International reputation


At the helm of Québec’s three research funds, Rémi Quirion has been Chief Scientist of Québec since 2011. Among other duties, he advises the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology on research and scientific development issues.

Singled out for a number of awards and honours, including the Ordre national du Québec, Rémi Quirion is an internationally renowned scientist, thanks in part to his work on Alzheimer’s disease. He is the author of several hundred publications and is one of the world’s most quoted neuroscience researchers.

National Research and Innovation Policy (in French)
Québec government office in Brussels

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