Saint-Jérôme, June 13, 2019 – Following the Government of Canada’s announcement of investments in research collaborations between colleges and entrepreneurs, IVI is receiving NSERC funding through its College and Community Innovation Program.
These investments will allow colleges, CEGEPs and polytechnic schools across Canada to collaborate with local companies to transform research and development results into new technologies for commercialization. It will also stimulate local economies and train the next generation.
François Adam, Director General of the IVI, is very pleased with this news “Through its support, NSERC has contributed over the past 5 years to the rapid growth of the IVI and this renewal will allow us to continue on this path by giving us the means to initiate structuring projects with our industrial partners”.
Dr. Marc Fortin, Vice-President, Research Partnerships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada says, “NSERC values the tremendous contributions of Canada’s colleges in the research and innovation ecosystem. Today’s investment will enhance our country’s world-class research capacity, help businesses innovate to create growth, and train our next generation of researchers and entrepreneurs.”
In this regard, these funds will allow the IVI to continue to consolidate its mission to support businesses in the applied research, development, evaluation and implementation of innovative technologies in the field of transportation while promoting positive economic and social benefits.
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The Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI) has built an enviable reputation over the years in the field of applied research and development of green vehicle technology reducing the carbon footprint in transport. Cumulating over 20 years of experience in the development of all types of electric-vehicle prototypes, the IVI is an innovation catalyzer for Quebec-based industries wishing to get a running start in an exponentially growing market. The IVI is also working on research and development of autonomous vehicle navigation and driving assistance systems destined for automotive, agricultural and industrial applications.
Made up as an NPO, IVI has a College Centre for the Transfer of Technology (CCTT) status, affiliated with the Cegep of Saint-Jerome and is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Government of Quebec and the City of Saint-Jérôme. www.ivisolutions.ca
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