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Quebec invests over $300K for new vision and robots at tech centre


A centre in Quebec that provides access to advanced technologies that aid in the transition to Industry 4.0 is receiving $368,860 from the provincial government to implement new software and equipment.

The Centre de robotique et de vision industrielles (CRVI), a college centre for technology transfer located in the Cégep de Lévis region, helps businesses increase the competitiveness through the use of artificial intelligence applied to robotics and vision.

CRVI will use the non-repayable contribution to purchase software and equipment, such as specialized cameras and four industrial robots, two of which are collaborative.

CRVI provides technical assistance, applied research opportunities and training to SMEs, with a view to fostering the acquisition of digital technologies.

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“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,” says Yves Dessureault, director general at CRVI, in a statement.

The funding was awarded under Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program.

The program targets entrepreneurs who use innovation to grow their businesses and make them more competitive, and regional economic stakeholders who help create an entrepreneurial environment conducive to innovation and inclusive growth in all regions.