A Canadian hub boosts a burgeoning field

A Canadian hub boosts a burgeoning field

Université Laval’s world-class expertise in optics and photonics is at the centre of a growing multi-million dollar business in Quebec City
March 12, 2012

The global optics and photonics industry has a market value estimated in the tens of billions of dollars, and the Quebec City region has become a significant player in the field thanks largely to the cluster of expertise developed around Université Laval. Over 40 optics and photonics companies employ more than 2,500 people and generate $350 million in annual revenue.

Home to unique, internationally renowned optics, photonics and laser facilities, Université Laval maintains strong collaboration with other research institutions and the business community, helping to create a world-class photonics hub in the region.