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Advanced Materials: The Future Is Now

September 5, 2018
François Dupuis, Vice-President and Chief Economist • Joëlle Noreau, Senior Economist

Advanced materials (AMs) are a bit like information technology and communications—they are just about everywhere. They outperform traditional materials from a physical standpoint (e.g. conductivity, resistance, optical properties) and functionally (e.g. hydrophobic, biodegradable). The market for AMs is in full swing around the world. Quebec has a stake in this market, with more than 300 companies that have jumped on board this fast-moving train. This issue of Perspective offers an overview of a world that may seem futuristic but is squarely in the here and now. At a time when innovation is every economy’s pathway to prosperity, this is one train Quebec cannot afford to miss.

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