Élisabeth Brière announces funding of over $ 300,000 from the Government of Canada to CRVI (Center de robotique et de vision industrielle Inc.)
The organization based in Lévis will be able to continue to support manufacturers in their technological development and their transition to Industry 4.0.
LEVIS, QC, May 31, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
The Chaudière-Appalaches region has several dynamic businesses and organizations whose innovative ideas help create a strong local economic fabric. Some organizations have managed to adapt to the pandemic and thrive, while others have had to scale down their operations. Today, as we plan for the economic recovery, they need support more than ever to ensure the vitality of their communities. The government of Canada is committed to supporting them in the pursuit of their activities and to fostering their growth and success.
With this in mind, Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions), announced today $ 368,860 in financing for CRVI (Center for Robotics and Industrial Vision Inc.). This organization is a collegial technology transfer center (CCTT) located in the Cégep de Lévis whose mission is to increase the competitiveness of businesses through the use of artificial intelligence applied to robotics and vision. CRVI is a key Quebec actor in the implementation of advanced technologies allowing a transition to Industry 4.0. This non-refundable contribution will be used to purchase software and equipment such as specialized cameras and four industrial robots, two of which are collaborative, a technology increasingly present in SMEs.
Growth in the manufacturing sector is essential to Quebec economy. That is why the government of Canada supports organizations such as CRVI, which helps manufacturing companies stimulate innovation by providing them with technical assistance, applied research opportunities and training, with a view to fostering the acquisition of digital technologies.
“Engine of the economy, innovation generates growth that benefits both businesses and communities. Support to CRVI does just that: technical assistance to manufacturing companies will lead to the creation and marketing of innovative products. . “
Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions)
“By helping businesses become more innovative, we are also helping them improve the lives of Canada and in the world which, more than ever, is facing global trends of disruption and change. In this time of crisis, we are here to help Canadian SMEs and workers adapt to the changing environment. Through its financial assistance to CRVI, our government is supporting businesses that capitalize on innovation – a key to a strong and sustainable recovery. “
The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED
“With the help of this funding, CRVI will continue to assert itself as a leading player in artificial intelligence applied to robotics and machine vision by promoting Lévis’ expertise, both in Quebec and through Canada. These acquisitions will allow the SME to apply these cutting-edge technologies in its innovation and process digitization projects, which in turn will help the company to improve its competitiveness in its respective markets. “
Yves Dessureault, Managing Director, CRVI
- Funding was granted within the framework of DEC Regional economic growth through innovation program. This program targets entrepreneurs who leverage innovation to grow their businesses and make them more competitive, and regional economic players who help create an entrepreneurial environment conducive to innovation and inclusive growth in all regions.
- The success of the economic recovery will depend, among other things, on immunizing as many Canadians as possible. For more information: COVID-19 vaccines
- CED is the main federal partner for regional economic development in Quebec. Through its 12 regional business offices, CED helps businesses, support organizations and the regions of Quebec prepare for the economy of tomorrow.
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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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