ZIMER becomes a Collision Lab partner

Centech is delighted to welcome a new partner to its open innovation hub: the Sept-Îles ZIMER!

We’re very excited to be working with ZIMER to develop open innovation initiatives for heavy industry. 


What is ZIMER? It’s a unique innovation cluster that mobilizes a network of major iron ore and aluminum producers such as Rio-Tinto IOC, Arcelor Mittal and Aluminerie Alouette. 


Thanks to emerging technologies, we hope to contribute to the growth of ZIMER’s main niches of excellence: production equipment reliability, energy intelligence and rail asset optimization.  


In addition, this partnership will:


  • 💡 Accelerate the collaboration of major companies with the pool of startups in Centech and the province of Quebec.


  • 💡 Establish a mining and metals cluster in Quebec


  • 💡 Enhance the commercial potential of products resulting from the work of Cégep de Sept-Îles research units.


  • 💡 And to raise awareness of open innovation among businesses.


Through this highly promising association with ZIMER, Centech’s Collision Lab is proud to be taking part in the transformation of a sector that is vital to our economy, while also helping to raise the profile of our technology startups.