Investissement Québec signed a financial assistance agreement with YULCOM Technologies to support its international software and digital services export activities.

The Québec government, through its agent Investissement Québec, is providing financial assistance to YULCOM to support its international software and digital services export activities.

The Québec government, through Investissement Québec, has just signed a financial assistance agreement with YULCOM Technologies to support its international software and digital services export activities.

This support, which is part of the Québec government’s Export Program, will enable YULCOM Technologies to strengthen its sales team, implement its export strategy, and conduct trade missions in the rest of Canada and abroad.

YULCOM Technologies’ initiative also meets the major objectives of the Export Recovery Plan, unveiled by the Ministry of Economy and Innovation last March, which aims to strengthen the capacity of companies to export and to accelerate projects in markets outside Québec.

The entire YULCOM team in Canada and abroad is delighted with this vote of confidence from the Québec government.

 

About the Ministry of Economy and Innovation

The mission of the Ministry of Economy and Innovation is to support the growth and productivity of businesses, entrepreneurship, research, innovation and its commercialization, as well as investment, digital development and export markets.

 

About Investissement Québec

Investissement Québec’s mission is to play an active role in Québec’s economic development by stimulating business innovation, entrepreneurship and recovery, as well as investment and export growth. Active in every administrative region of Québec, the Corporation supports the creation and development of businesses of all sizes through investments and adapted financial solutions. Investissement Québec also supports companies through consulting services and other accompanying measures, including technological support offered by Investissement Québec – CRIQ. Also, through Investissement Québec International, the Corporation assists companies in exporting and prospecting for foreign talent and investment in Québec.

 

About YULCOM

YULCOM Technologies Inc. is a multinational consulting firm in information technology, systems integration and artificial intelligence solutions, headquartered in Montréal. YULCOM Technologies specializes in web design, software development, web packages and web and mobile applications. It assists its clients in integrating the best digital technologies and in improving their process management. The company carries out digital projects for clients operating in North America (Canada and the United States), Europe, Africa and Asia.

Youmani Jerome au Parlement du Canada

Innovation in Canada: Exercising a Mindset for Innovation – by Youmani Jerome Lankoandé

How can we find common ground to solve common problems when we have different backgrounds and are in competition for power? That is the atmosphere we felt within the House of Commons on February 4, 2016. This year’s Fellows had an opportunity to attend Question Period and to hear Minister of Finance Bill Morneau respond to inquiries about the government’s fiscal policies, including the anticipated federal budget deficit.

We came to this Question Period racking our brains to understand how the public policies on innovation that we’ve been working on for the last year with Action Canada would be received, discussed and possibly adopted on Parliament Hill.

We believe that fostering innovation can lead to higher standards of living, and that Members of Parliament can approve policy to accelerate innovation, leading to these desirable outcomes. But based on the debate we heard, making innovation policy is not  easy.

With a federal budget deficit, it becomes more difficult to agree on priorities and what to fund first. The day before our Parliament Hill visit, we attended a dialogue on How Ottawa Works, presented by Graham Flack, Deputy Minister at Canadian Heritage. This dialogue taught us that the process and inner workings of central agencies and line departments in order to design policies are challenging and complex.

If the overall experience on How Ottawa Works  has taught us anything, it is this: we cannot have an innovation policy if we don’t foster a culture of innovation in every sector of our society. And this starts with public servants who must be creative and look outward to identify the patterns of our common problems, and foster innovative policies for solving those problems.

As we all know, innovation is a critical factor that determines the overall economic health of a country. Looking for a more innovative Canada, let’s ask ourselves this question: How does Canada compare to other countries?

According to the Bloomberg Innovation Index, Canada was no longer one of the top 10 innovative countries in the world in 2015, and the World Economic Forum ranks Canada only 26th for business innovation. These rankings tell a worrisome story for the future of Canadian growth and our standards of living.

The urgency of these factors suggests that we strengthen the bonds of collaboration between government, researchers and businesses in order to deliver a comprehensive innovation policy. In times of budget constraint and urgency to out-innovate competitors, open innovation must become the cornerstone of our innovation policy.

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Youmani Jérôme Lankoandé

Président chez Innovation Québec et CEO chez YULCOM Technologies