About CRIM

Françoys Labonté, Eng., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

With more than 25 years of experience in the IT sector, Françoys Labonté has been at the head of CRIM since 2015. He has a solid scientific background combined with several years of experience in the development and commercialization of innovative technologies in the field of information technology.

After obtaining his Ph.D. from the Polytechnique Montréal with a specialization in computer vision and image processing, his experience working in several organizations at the cutting edge of innovation allowed him to develop a multidisciplinary expertise in technology-based business management, from the development of new products to their commercialization. In 2010, he joined CRIM as Director, Business Development, Innovation and Commercialization. In 2015 he was made Executive Director, a position that was replaced in 2020 by that of CEO.

Mr. Labonté holds a Ph.D. and an M.A.Sc. from Polytechnique Montréal, and a B.Eng. from McGill University. 

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Recent Publications

  • An end-to-end approach for the verification problem: learning the right distance

  • The Indigenous Languages Technology Project at NRC Canada: an empowerment-oriented approach to developing language software