Thanks to the financial support of Canada Economic Development, CEIM is proud to announce the launch of a new program specifically designed for innovative Quebec startups wishing to export their technology and enter the international market.

Are you ready to export or looking to fast-track your growth by unleashing your export potential? This program was created for you and aims to provide you with all the resources that you need to ensure that your project is a success.

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The Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), the Honourable Mélanie Joly, announced during a press briefing on October 22, a $494,100 non-repayable contribution for CEIM for a new project aimed at promoting the international business development of innovative technology startups.

We are extremely grateful and would like to thank the CED team for its support and deep commitment towards CEIM.

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While it’s clear that the success of your business stems in large part from a good idea, conducting market research is an essential step in your project’s strategic planning and validation.

That’s especially true today as search engines (the de facto tool when searching the web) can bring up a wide range of incomplete, outdated or even erroneous data.

In addition, and as tempting as it may seem, investing heavily in R&D to develop your competitive advantage will not guarantee that your innovation will find buyers if you only have a partial understanding of the target market and customers or of the commercial, technological, legal and socio-political risks that you might be faced with.

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Mr. Louis Jacques Filion, MA, MBA, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor,  Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, HEC Montréal, leaves CEIM’s Board of Directors after 25 years of exemplary contribution.

Mr. Filion has authored numerous books, notably on entrepreneurship, and carried out various international interventions.

Mr. Filion joined the Board of Directors at CEIM’s inception, in 1996, at the invitation of Mrs. Hélène Desmarais, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Filion has been a key member of our Board of Directors. His wise counsel, judicious questions and fair and cordial words of encouragement have contributed to the continuous improvement of CEIM. We are very grateful to Mr. Filion and sincerely thank him.

As part of a new partnership agreement with Scale AI (Canada’s Artificial Intelligence Supercluster), CEIM is proud to announce the launch of two new incubation and acceleration programs. 

These are aimed at young startups that have developed an AI solution applied to supply chains and could be accompanied by financial support of up to $ 35,000 per project.

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The Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, announced, earlier this week, financial support for 46 Quebec-based companies and organizations that develop innovative solutions and that contribute to an entrepreneurial environment that is conducive to innovation and economic growth. 

As an incubator and accelerator, CEIM was granted a $ 1.74 Million contribution to support the creation, growth and longevity of innovative startups.

We are extremely grateful to Minister Mélanie Joly and the Government of Canada for the continued support that they have given to our mission and goals.

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CEIM is proud to announce the signing of a new partnership agreement with Centre en imagerie numérique et médias interactifs (CIMMI).

Located in Quebec City, CIMMI is a college centre for technology transfer (CCTT) specializing in the development of augmented and virtual reality, medical imaging, 2D and 3D image processing and Web technologies. CIMMI provides companies with consulting services and supports them in their innovation process. In addition, it offers integrated applied research and development (R&D) services, specialized equipment as well as access to funding programs.

Through this agreement, CEIM and CIMMI aim to strengthen the complementarity of their services, facilitate access to resources that are essential to their client’s success and accelerate the development of new technologies.

Our organizations have a clear vision of the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in the digital imaging and interactive media sectors. We are proud to be able to combine our expertises and networks to further support our ecosystem and thus stimulate technological growth and innovation in Quebec.
– Serge Bourassa, President and Chief Operating Officer of CEIM

CIMMI is proud to partner with CEIM whose reputation is already well established. This synergy between our organizations will pave the way for the emergence of new businesses while enhancing collaborative research across Quebec. Supporting entrepreneurs in their efforts to develop new ideas, establish their competitive position and access new markets is what our mission is all about. CIMMI is a member of the Synchronex network, a network which includes 59 centers that each contributes to the economic and social development of all Quebec regions, as well as that of college research.
– Michel R. Bouchard, CEO of CIMMI

CEIM is pleased to highlight its partnership agreement with the Digital Imagery Research and Development Center (CDRIN).

This agreement seeks to promote exchanges and business opportunities between the two organizations and reflects their shared commitment to support the creation and development of innovative digital imaging and video game companies.

A college technology transfer centre (CTTC) affiliated with CEGEP de Matane, CDRIN offers Research and Development (R&D) services, technical assistance, specialized training and innovation support. CDRIN positions itself in the promotion of digital intelligence technologies for the benefit of the creative and cultural industries.

A first CEIM incubated company to be referred to CDRIN

e→d films has mandated CDRIN to support the research and development of a new tool that enables artists to create projects in 2D and quickly generate them in 3D. This gain in creativity and productivity resulted in the animation studio that employs a dozen employees carrying out projects that match up to its ambitions.

Without CDRIN, the animation automation tool would never have seen the light of day.
– Archita Ghosh – Executive Producter, e→d films