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Announcement of the creation of the Language Technologies Research Centre (LTRC) in collaboration with the National Research Council Institute for Information Technology (NRC-IIT), the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and the Translation Bureau as part of the Government of Canada's Action Plan for Official Languages.

Incorporation of the LRTC.


Opening of the LRTC on the UQO campus.


Reorientation of the LTRC toward technological innovation in order to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, researchers and organizations.


Unveiling of the new visual identity: the LTRC becomes Cilex.

The name references flint, called silex in French, a raw material with multiple uses which helped propel human evolution. Sometimes a tool, sometimes a building material, flint or silex can also be used to create sparks; this is a nod to the region’s manufacturing history and the matchmaker women, the allumettières, of the E. B. Eddy company.

Cilex receives the mandate of the Espace régional d'accélération et de croissance from the Government of Quebec and creates Espace-O.


Cilex receives the mandate of coordinating the Gatineau innovation zone project, called Connexité, which will specialize in cybersecurity, digital identity and digital health.

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