Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

July 29, 2015 13:00 ET

New State-of-the-Art Document Imaging Equipment at CDRIN in Matane

Support from Government of Canada to Bas-Saint-Laurent organization gives boost to technology transfer for Quebec businesses

MATANE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that the Digital Imagery Research and Development Center (CDRIN) has been granted funding for the acquisition of leading-edge equipment and specialized software that will allow small, medium-sized and large enterprises to benefit from the latest technology.

This support is being awarded in the form of a $188,640 non-repayable contribution through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • Inaugurated in October 2011, CDRIN works with small, medium and large companies to carry out research and technology transfer in the field of digital imagery, with particular emphasis on motion capture and augmented reality. The center also provides training to meet the skill development and advanced training needs of professionals in this rapidly evolving sector.
  • As well as enabling the creation of quality jobs, this funding will allow the center to purchase a high-speed scanner and various computer tools, including specialized motion capture and digital archiving software.
  • CDRIN announced in June the creation of a business incubator that will give entrepreneurs wishing to enter the field of new technologies access to office space, specialized equipment and assistance in finding financing.

Quotes

"Our government is giving a real boost to research, innovation and economic growth today by lending financial support to CDRIN for the acquisition of state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment and software that will benefit innovative businesses."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"This funding from CED has allowed us to acquire computer equipment on the cutting edge of technology. As a result, we will be able to carry out technology transfer projects with enterprises that are looking to improve their innovative capabilities as much in document imaging as in the areas of motion capture, 3D animation and augmented reality."

Pierre Bédard, Director, CDRIN

Related links

Learn more about the QEDP: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/programs/qedp/index.html

CDRIN Website: http://www.cdrin.com/en/

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