Federal government announces $300K in support for CRVI (Centre de robotique et de vision industrielles Inc.)
by CM Staff
This non-repayable contribution will be used to purchase software and equipment such as specialized cameras and four industrial robots.
LÉVIS — On May 31, Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions), announced $368,860 in funding for CRVI (Centre de robotique et de vision industrielles Inc.). This organization is a college centre for technology transfer (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 Quebec player in the implementation of advanced technologies that enable a transition to Industry 4.0. This non-repayable contribution will be used to purchase software and equipment such as specialized cameras and four industrial robots, two of which are collaborative—a technology that is increasingly present in SMEs.
According to the federal government, growth in the manufacturing sector is essential to the Quebec economy. This is why the Government of Canada is trying to help manufacturing companies boost innovation by providing technical assistance, applied research opportunities and training, and access to digital technologies via funding.
“A driving force of the economy, innovation generates growth that benefits both businesses and communities. The support for CRVI does just this: the technical assistance for manufacturing companies will lead to the creation and marketing of innovative products.” said Élisabeth Brière, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages.
“With the help of this funding, CRVI will continue to assert itself as a leading player in artificial intelligence applied to robotics and industrial vision by promoting Lévis-based expertise, both in Quebec and across Canada. These acquisitions will allow the SME to apply these cutting-edge technologies in its innovation and process digitization projects, which will in turn help the business enhance its competitiveness in its respective markets.” said Yves Dessureault, Director General, CRVI.