13 - December / 2019

A Canadian delegation visits Andorra to know its innovation projects and to establish economic relations

A delegation from the Government of Quebec (Canada) composed of the director of Bureau du Québec in Spain and Portugal, Isabelle Dessureault, and the head of Economic Affairs of the same entity, Olivier Christophe Perez, travelled to Andorra on Friday, 13th December. Both countries continued to work on several bilateral projects, following the visit of the Presidency, Economy and Business Minister, Jordi Gallardo, last October in Montreal (Canada).

In this regard, Gallardo highlighted the first visit of a Quebec’s delegation since 2015 and said "we are starting to reap the fruits of that first contact and we are glad too for they are discovering all the progress that Andorra is making in terms of innovation. They are also pleasantly surprised and willing to foster collaboration in this field and also in tourism aspects".

Specifically, the Minister of the Presidency, Economy and Enterprise, reported that "today we have agreed on new partnerships for 2020, following up to the work we started at the Quartier de l'Innovation in Montreal, and collaborating on consultancy issues to help us creating a technology park". Gallardo also pointed out that "there is a will to promote new economic relations and for us it is very important because Montreal will be the capital of artificial intelligence from 2020 onwards, and they have an ecosystem of companies and innovation from which we want to draw inspiration".

The Minister of the Presidency, Economy and Enterprise, was accompanied by the Secretary of State for Economic Diversification and Innovation, Marc Galabert, the Director of Actua Innovació, Marc Pons and the Director of Actua Empresa, Judit Hidalgo.