About us

The Computer Research Institute of Montréal (CRIM) is a leading IT expertise centre that generates concrete results as well as a strategic partner in innovation for organizations. CRIM is a non-profit organization whose work is in line with the policies and strategies of its major financial partner, the ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation.

CRIM was created in 1985 by a network of businesses and universities seeking to bridge the gap between these two worlds. Their goal was to create a neutral, independent, agile and efficient organization that would bring together IT producers and users in order to accelerate the transfer of new technologies to the marketplace.

Mission

CRIM is an applied research and expertise centre in information technology, dedicated to making organizations more effective and competitive through the development of innovative technology and the transfer of leading edge know-how, while contributing to scientific advancement.

Our Values

Innovation
At the heart of our mission, it drives everything we do.
Creativity
Our ability to imagine what does not yet exist and impels each of us to excel and innovate.
Collaboration
Is embedded in our organizational culture and business practices
Integrity
Resides in the trust our clients and partners place in us as a neutral third part and is the foundation of our professionalism.
Transparency
fosters trust, fairness and promotes open and effective communication.

Spheres of intervention

CRIM’s activities are wide-ranging: support for businesses, partnerships with other key players in the tech industry, creation of networking opportunities amongst innovative Québec businesses through our membership system and event organization, contribution to scientific advancement, participation in training specialized IT research personnel through student and trainee recruitment, etc.

Your strategic partner
for innovation

  • Situated between academic research and industry
  • Maintains a neutral stance to propose the best solutions for each client and offer an objective point of view on your technological issues
  • Makes scientific innovations efficient in real life contexts
  • Transfers cutting-edge knowledge to industry to make businesses more competitive
  • Assists organizations in all sectors in their digital transformation
  • Supports organizations in leveraging their data and turning it into a vector for growth
  • Creates concrete solutions adapted to the reality of small and medium-sized businesses
  • Contributes to the advancement of research in the IT sector

Quality management

CRIM is ISO 9001:2015 certified. This certification is awarded only to organizations that meet the highest quality standards, both in operations and client relations. CRIM is fully committed to the quality process and continually validates the excellence of its deliverables and services as well as the efficiency and relevance of its activities.

Team

Board of Directors

Guillaume Bazinet

Vice President, Strategy and Business development, FX Innovation - President of the Board of Directors

Hélène Chartier

Executive Director, Réseau QG100

Marie Côté

President, Côté Multimédia

Paul Fortier

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Université Laval

Daniel Granger

President, ACJ Communication – Secrétaire du CA

Anne-Marie Larose

CEO, Aligo Innovation

Éric Bergeron

President and CEO, IXIASOFT - Vice President of the Board of Directors

Patrick Chassé

R-D Director, Croesus

Marc Frappier

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Université de Sherbrooke

Pierre Dumouchel

Functional Manager, École de technologie supérieure

Josée Lanoue

General Manager, TECHNOCompétences

Yves Normandin

Co-founder and CEO, Nu Echo

De facto observers

Françoys Labonté

CEO, CRIM

Denise Moranville

Directrice – Soutien aux organisations, Secteur de l'innovation, Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation

Legal advisor on the Board of Directors

Me André Vautour

Partner, Lavery, De Billy Lawyers

Leadership team

Françoys Labonté, Eng., Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Hans Bherer, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Research and Technology
France Lord
Senior Director, Administration and Finance
Houman Zolfaghari, Ph.D.
Director, Research
Vincent Hénonin
Director, Technology
Lucy Lima, MBA
Director, Operations

Scientific orientations

Brigitte Jaumard

Chief Scientist

Scientists Advisory Board

Jean-François Bonastre

Professor, Director of the Applied Informatics Laboratory, Université d’Avignon (France)

Pierre Boulanger

Professor and CISCO Chair in Healthcare & Director of the Advanced Man-Machine Interface Laboratory of the Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta (Canada)

Stan Matwin

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Visual Text Analytics & Director of the Institute for Big Data Analytics Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University (Canada)

Christine Morin

Senior Scientist, INRIA (France)

Suzanne Rivard

Professor in the Department of Information Technology, HEC Montréal (Canada)

Guy Vézina

Director General S&T Army / ADM(S&T), Defence Research and Development / National Defence / Government of Canada – President of the Scientists Advisory Board

Network

We work at the heart of Québec's rich innovation ecosystem: a vast network of companies, researchers and professionals who want to place cutting-edge technologies at the core of their development strategy and take advantage of all the opportunities offered by the digital revolution.

Career