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Bavarian Environment technologies cluster concludes partnership with Écotech Québec

22.07.2016



A decades-long partnership links Bavaria and Quebec. In the past week, the 8th Regional Leaders Summit of Bavaria’s partner regions took place in Munich, where the Bavarian Environment technologies cluster (Umweltcluster Bayern) signed a formal cooperation agreement with its Québec counterpart, Écotech Québec. The signature ceremony was held on July 15, 2016, in the Munich Residence, in the presence of Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Quebec Economic Affairs Minister Ms. Dominique Anglade.

The partnership aims at strengthening the clean tech sectors both in Bavaria and in Quebec, as well as networking the economic and scientific activities of both clusters. A continuous information exchange, and the development of a common strategy to identify promising projects and markets shall be the key to achieving this goal.

We have been cooperating informally with Écotech Québec for 6 years. Now it’s time to formalize this partnership. I look forward to common projects in Québec, in Bavaria and elsewhere. Our networks complete each other perfectly, confirms Mr. Alfred Mayr, CEO of Umweltcluster Bayern. During an ensuing work meeting with Mr. Denis Leclerc, President of Écotech Québec, the first common activities were identified – conferences to be attended together, organization of B2B meetings for cluster members. The next encounter is set to take place in in December in Québec.

Umweltcluster Bayern is the network of Bavarian environment technologies and research. The cluster fosters and develops environment techs in Bavaria through networking, information exchange and cooperation support. Umweltcluster Bayern concentrates Bavarian competences in the fields of water and wastewater, waste & recycling, waste-generated energy and energy from biomass, clean air technology, resource efficiency, mass flow management. Umweltcluster Bayern also supports its members in their undertakings on the international environment technology markets.

Source & more: www.umweltcluster.net