MONTREAL – FPInnovations has taken the first step toward building an integrated international biomaterials innovation centre under FPInnovations’ leadership in Montreal. The research organization has purchased land totaling more than 360,000 square feet (33,400 square meters) for the future biomaterials centre at the Technoparc de Montréal.

“This is an opportunity for the greater Montreal area as well as for the Quebec and Canadian forest industry to lead the way in the field of biomaterials and clean technologies,” said Pierre Lapointe, president and CEO of FPInnovations. “The location chosen at the Technoparc will allow us to get closer to our current partners, to facilitate travel for our collaborators, and to allow our employees to work within an environment that promotes innovation and cooperation.”

Technoparc Montreal is a non-profit organization that offers environments and real estate solutions fostering innovation, collaboration and success to technology businesses and entrepreneurs.
At a press event announcing the FPInnovations land purchase are (from left to right): Saint-Laurent Borough Mayor Alan DeSousa, Pierre Lapointe of FPInnovations and Mario Monette of Technoparc Montréal. (courtesy of CNW Group/Technoparc Montréal)