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February 18, 2021 | Local, Aerospace, Naval, Land, C4ISR, Security

Lancement des Prix Innovation 2021

L'Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l'innovation du Québec (ADRIQ) est fière d'annoncer le lancement de son Gala des Prix Innovation 2021

Il s'agit de la 31e édition du Gala des Prix Innovation, qui se tiendra le 25 novembre 2021.

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    May 11, 2023 | Local, Aerospace, Naval, Land, C4ISR, Security, Other Defence

    IDEaS Marketplace 2023 is coming

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    June 11, 2018 | Local, Naval

    Joint Support Ship cost up by $1.1 billion - taxpayers will now spend $3.4 billion on project

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