Advanced Equipment and Expertise
Specifically, SMEs use state-of-the-art public infrastructure equipment for a number of reasons (lack of in-house laboratories, specific equipment or expertise).
Access to this equipment gives companies the ability to solve problems and develop new products, among other things, while accelerating the development and marketing of these products. But above all, state-of-the-art equipment and related expertise help them achieve projects that would have otherwise been impossible.
PRIMA Québec has created the “Infrastructure de recherche et développement du Québec” (IRDQ) Web portal, which provides information on over $400 million in equipment available in Quebec under one roof, along with qualified resources to ensure its operation. Significant efforts have been put forth by universities, CCTTs and the Quebec government to help the province’s platforms successfully obtain contracts from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
- The Institut Interdisciplinaire d’Innovation Technologique (3IT) at the Université de Sherbrooke;
- The Centre de recherche sur les matériaux avancés (CERMA) at the Université Laval;
- The Infrastructure of Nanostructures and Femtoscience (INF) at the Institut national de recherche scientifique (INRS-Énergie, matériaux et Télécommunications);
- The Facility for Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR) at McGill University;
- The Centre de Caractérisation Microscopique des Matériaux (CM)2 at Polytechnique Montréal;
- The Groupe de recherche en physique et technologie des couches minces (GCM) at Polytechnique Montréal and Université de Montréal;
- The Laboratoire de mécanique multi-échelles (LM2) at Polytechnique Montréal.
If you wish to learn more about leading-edge equipment and expertise, or to discuss an innovation project, please contact:
Infrastructure and Innovation Advisor
514 284-0211 ext. 226