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 creates socio-economic value from scientific and technological advances in digital technology through research, development and transfer. Through its applied research activities, CRIM appropriates scientific and technological advances and contributes to the advancement of science. With its customized experimental research and development projects, designed to meet the needs of organizations, CRIM enables them to reduce technological uncertainties and accelerate the commercialization of their products. By transferring cutting-edge knowledge and technologies to organisations, CRIM improves their competitiveness.
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 has been serving Québec businesses and organizations for over 35 years and continues to play a key role in the economy by developing specialized tools, delivering structuring technologies to its clients and proactively disseminating best practices and the latest digital innovations.
CRIM's purpose is the creation of socio-economic value from scientific and technological advances
Means acting without compromise in the interest of CRIM's purpose, its clients, its employees and the public, by consistently ensuring the irreproachable quality of its processes.
Is the foundation of our organization's success.
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
- 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
- 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 artificial intelligence
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.
Board of Directors
De facto observers
Legal advisor on the Board of Directors
Françoys Labonté, Eng., Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Hans Bherer, Ph.D. D.
Senior Director, Research and Technology
Senior Director, Administration and Finance
Houman Zolfaghari, Ph. D.
Director, Applied machine learning
Lucy Lima, MBA
Director, Partnerships and Business Development
Scientists Advisory Board
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.