Our corporate partners

( 2018 – )

    The Port of Montreal (PoM) remains an important critical link in world trade. As one of the main engines of economic development in the Greater Montreal area, the economic success of its clients, partners, and the entire Montreal economic ecosystem could not be understated. Ultimately, the PoM desires to consolidate its place as a key player in the North American logistics chain.  

    In order to reinvent its ways of doing business, the PoM is constantly concerned about its leadership and its technological expertise in logistics operations. Thus, a collaborative approach has been put forward. With its participation in the Collision Lab, this partnership is anchored in the PoM’s innovative vision while fostering the development of future local technology companies.  

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( 2018 – 2020 )

    Being a non-profit organization (NPO) founded by the City of Montreal in 2017, Jalon is supported by the federal and provincial levels of government. Its purpose? To carry out various mandates to promote innovation in urban mobility, for public, parapublic or private groups.  

 

    For Jalon, its participation in the Collision Lab allows it to have an entry point into an open innovation interface. In fact, this expertise allows it to deepen its understanding of various urban mobility issues, while establishing a platform for experimentation in innovation. 

( 2018 – )

     The ENCQOR Project (Evolution of Cloud Services in the Quebec-Ontario Corridor for Research and Innovation) is a technical partnership between the governments of Canada, Quebec and Ontario. The initiative is also promoted by five leading technology companies, namely: Ericsson, Ciena, Thales, IBM and CGI.  

 

      Through a five-year strategy, ENCQOR seeks to develop an effective and commercially viable 5G infrastructure for Canada. As such, ENCQOR’s active participation in the Collision Lab provides direct access to an entire innovation ecosystem comprised of a multitude of innovative startups in addition to a vibrant academic community.

 

( 2018 – )

    ULTRA TCS is a company specialized in the development of technological solutions applied to the defense and security industries. Its technologies are used in several strategic areas, such as the maritime sector, telecommunications and computer threat detection. Its customers include both public and private players.  

 

    For ULTRA TCS, their presence in the Collision Lab provides them with expertise on the Internet of Things (IoT). For their “ReMi” (Resilient Machine Learning Institute) project, ULTRA TCS has brought together a group of scholars and graduate students to develop technology meant to maintain coordination between police and military forces during a major crisis. 

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( 2018 – )

    As a Quebec government corporation specialized in the management of gambling, games of chance and electronic sports (e-sports), Loto-Quebec is continually seeking to improve its processes in order to offer the best experience possible to its customers.  

    Partnering with the Collision Lab since its opening in 2018, Loto-Quebec is thus ensuring that it accomplishes its dual objective. If, from the outset, this choice allows it to reinvest a portion of its revenues in the entrepreneurial development in Quebec, it also allows Loto-Quebec to benefit from cutting-edge technologies to replace its systems at the end of their useful life. Indeed, by combining cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to the management of its casinos, the company hopes to promote fairer entertainment for all, while reducing its losses related to non-optimized operations. 

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( 2020 – )

    Founded in 1954 in Orleans, France, Servier is one of the world leaders in the pharmaceutical sector. Managed exclusively by a private non-profit foundation (NPO), it places innovation and R&D at the heart of its values. In fact, the group reinvests 25% of its worldwide sales in R&D every year. These investments allow the company to remain an industry leader, offering innovative solutions on a global scale while employing more than 22,000 people in 149 countries. 

 

    For Servier, the expertise and benefits offered by the Collision Lab remain unique in the world. With its expertise in medical technologies, artificial intelligence and advanced technology, the Collision Lab’s open innovation hub represents a major asset in its strategy. Moreover, with its positioning in North America, the group’s first international artificial intelligence hub allows it to build trusted relationships with Canadian and American agencies while benefiting from the expertise of an exceptional technology hub.   

 

    According to Servier, the interactions that will take place in the Collision Lab between the startups of the ecosystem and the group’s international teams will allow Servier to consolidate the digitalization of its activities while accelerating the productivity of its R&D. Eventually, the company foresees the creation of new research tools based on AI technology. 

“This hub, located at the heart of a unique ecosystem in the world, will enable us to explore new technologies that can contribute to improving the group’s performance across all its activities and thus support its commitment to therapeutic progress for the benefit of patients. ”
Virginie Dominguez
Chief Digital Officer
“Artificial intelligence opens up tremendous opportunities for patients, especially in disease detection, prevention and diagnosis. It should also significantly improve the productivity and efficiency of R&D by influencing all stages of drug discovery. Our Group has already made this shift towards data and digital, but this Hub will enable us to accelerate this transformation by collaborating with one of the best ecosystems in the world.”
Claude Bertrand
Executive Vice President R&D

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( 2018 – 2021 )

    Siemens Energy is a new Canadian subsidiary of the Siemens Group, Europe’s largest engineering group with over 300,000 employees worldwide. Siemens Energy specializes in new sustainable power generation technologies.  

 

    For Siemens Energy, its activities in the Collision Lab were an exceptional opportunity to boost the company’s entrepreneurial culture. This mindset has always been the driving force behind Siemens Energy’s constant drive for improving the boundaries of engineering, including the continuous enhancement of its turbine capabilities. 

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( 2019 – )

    Founded in 2000, Thales’ mission is to shape excellence through innovation. Indeed, the group remains a leader in the field of applied electronics, such as in the aerospace, security, ground transportation and defense sectors. For the past two decades, Thales has represented one of the world’s leading engineering companies and relies on its research and development capabilities to maintain its leading position.  

 

     In 2019, Thales founded its own business incubator within the Collision Lab at Centech. For Thales, this initiative allows it to establish itself in the Montreal innovation ecosystem, while continuing its artificial intelligence and digital security research. Eventually, its “IA@Centech” program will spearhead the acceleration of Thales’ digital transition, creating value for both its partners and customers. 

“By selecting the Centech to establish our AI program, we knew that it was one of the best startup incubator in the world. By providing these startups with personalized coaching and access to our secure infrastructure, we want to support the emergence of the next generation of the AI elite companies. Simply put, this development will only be faster.”
Christophe Muratet
Director of Strategy, Marketing and Product at Thales Digital Solution

( 2018 – )

    Founded in 1947 in the suburbs of Montreal, CAE is a world leader in modelling and simulation technologies as well as corporate and educational training solutions. Its innovative solutions are used daily in a variety of sectors such as civil aviation, defense and security. Since 2020, CAE has also set itself the challenge of becoming a world-class medical equipment manufacturer, specializing in artificial respiration. The CAE group currently employs 10,000 people in more than 20 countries.  

 

    In a context of adaptation and reactivity, CAE continues its commitment to the Collision Lab. For CAE, the innovation hub offered by the Collision Lab in its ecosystem allows it to survey and monitor the latest disrupting concepts and applications of medical and flight simulation technologies.   

 

    For CAE, the expectations in regard to the Collision Lab remain clear. The culture of innovation that comes along with the “startup mindset” implies a permanent search for excellence as well as great flexibility. Thus, the Collision Lab allows CAE to improve its emerging technologies fundamental to its business model.

“The collaboration between CAE and Centech has allowed us to work in an open innovation mode with startups, researchers and students from various backgrounds in the fields of aviation and health. Ultimately, we expect to accelerate the development process of concrete solutions and technology transfer. We are pleased to be part of this dynamic ecosystem conducive to scientific and technological collisions, unique in Quebec.”
Marc St-Hilaire
Vice President Technology and Innovation

Administration portuaire de Montréal

Au cœur d’une industrie maritime en pleine évolution, le Port de Montréal est plus que jamais tourné vers l’avenir. Plaque tournante du commerce mondial et moteur économique de la grande région de Montréal, il veut se positionner comme chef de file en innovation. Le partenariat avec l’ÉTS et son programme Collision Lab X Centech fait du Port de Montréal le premier accélérateur d’innovation portuaire en Amérique du Nord.

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VOTRE VOCATION AU COLLISION LAB

L’Administration portuaire de Montréal veut faire passer le Port de Montréal d’un fournisseur d’infrastructure traditionnel à un fournisseur de solutions numériques pour sa chaine logistique. Le Collision Lab X Centech permet d’explorer quatre piliers d’innovation d’importance pour le Port de Montréal, ses collaborateurs et ses clients : 1) la visibilité de la chaîne logistique et la mobilité des marchandises ; 2) la cybersécurité ; 3) l’amélioration des processus et ; 4) la décarbonisation de la chaine logistique

Projets en cours

La start-up Funartech utilise la vision numérique et la recherche opérationnelle pour concevoir un outil permettant de prédire les besoins de taxis lors du débarquement de passagers au Grand Quai à partir de 2021. Cette initiative contribuera à mieux gérer les flux de passagers, améliorer les processus et réduire l’empreinte environnementale des activités portuaires. La solution compilera au fil des années des informations qui faciliteront l’optimisation de la demande en services pour un passager lors de son arrivée.

Histoire à succès

Un programme de réalité augmentée, visant la modélisation des lieux et des installations portuaires montréalaises en trois dimensions, a fait l’objet d’un partenariat avec PreVu3D et ARA Robotics. Le modèle 3D, combiné à l’expertise de PréVu3D et son logiciel, permet d’améliorer la planification des infrastructures actuelles et futures, d’optimiser les espaces, de visiter les installations du Port en réalité virtuelle et de créer des scénarios d’intervention en 3D pour les préventionnistes. Le modèle 3D permet également de présenter le territoire du port en réalité augmentée dans une expérience interactive au Centre d’interprétation portuaire au Grand Quai du Port de Montréal.

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Administration portuaire de Montréal

Au cœur d’une industrie maritime en pleine évolution, le Port de Montréal est plus que jamais tourné vers l’avenir. Plaque tournante du commerce mondial et moteur économique de la grande région de Montréal, il veut se positionner comme chef de file en innovation. Le partenariat avec l’ÉTS et son programme Collision Lab X Centech fait du Port de Montréal le premier accélérateur d’innovation portuaire en Amérique du Nord.

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VOTRE VOCATION AU COLLISION LAB

L’Administration portuaire de Montréal veut faire passer le Port de Montréal d’un fournisseur d’infrastructure traditionnel à un fournisseur de solutions numériques pour sa chaine logistique. Le Collision Lab X Centech permet d’explorer quatre piliers d’innovation d’importance pour le Port de Montréal, ses collaborateurs et ses clients : 1) la visibilité de la chaîne logistique et la mobilité des marchandises ; 2) la cybersécurité ; 3) l’amélioration des processus et ; 4) la décarbonisation de la chaine logistique

Projets en cours

La start-up Funartech utilise la vision numérique et la recherche opérationnelle pour concevoir un outil permettant de prédire les besoins de taxis lors du débarquement de passagers au Grand Quai à partir de 2021. Cette initiative contribuera à mieux gérer les flux de passagers, améliorer les processus et réduire l’empreinte environnementale des activités portuaires. La solution compilera au fil des années des informations qui faciliteront l’optimisation de la demande en services pour un passager lors de son arrivée.

Histoire à succès

Un programme de réalité augmentée, visant la modélisation des lieux et des installations portuaires montréalaises en trois dimensions, a fait l’objet d’un partenariat avec PreVu3D et ARA Robotics. Le modèle 3D, combiné à l’expertise de PréVu3D et son logiciel, permet d’améliorer la planification des infrastructures actuelles et futures, d’optimiser les espaces, de visiter les installations du Port en réalité virtuelle et de créer des scénarios d’intervention en 3D pour les préventionnistes. Le modèle 3D permet également de présenter le territoire du port en réalité augmentée dans une expérience interactive au Centre d’interprétation portuaire au Grand Quai du Port de Montréal.

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