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Innovating is transforming an idea into value, it is transposing this idea into the company’s environment, with its realities and constraints, it is allowing the company to become more competitive.

CRIM, the Innovation Partner
CRIM’s clients have in common the desire to innovate and stay ahead of the competition. They come to us with an idea that they seek to operationalize. Any innovation comes with its share of uncertainties; going from an idea to a viable and deployable large-scale solution is not a given.

While SMEs qualify these uncertainties as obstacles, CRIM sees them as an opportunity to explore new grounds and create value.

With its researchers and multidisciplinary experts, CRIM brings solid technological knowhow as well as a strategic vision. Its teams
carry out more than 80 projects annually, in data science, artificial intelligence and software development.

“87% of data science projects never make it into production1.”

A Structured Approach
At CRIM, every good idea goes through the “pre-industrialization” stages before becoming a product:
• Conceptualization: for a client seeking to explore an idea, CRIM will provide advice with its Numeria program.

• Experimentation: for a client seeking to validate the feasibility of his idea in a representative environment, CRIM will develop an experimental prototype.

• Industrial deployment: for a client already mastering the innovation process, CRIM will add its expertise to the one of its client to enable it to remain a leader.

Thanks to this approach, many innovation projects are commercially successful. With CRIM as an innovation partner, a company benefits from a transfer of knowledge throughout the collaboration. The result is a desire to maintain this innovation momentum and pursue value creating opportunities. Innovation becomes sustainable.

Innovating with Artificial Intelligence
Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) rely on machine learning approaches and access to large data sets, yielding compelling results in several areas.

Given that most Quebec SMEs rarely have enough data, does this mean that they cannot benefit from AI?

With the “Small Data” approach, it is possible to try other AI approaches with little data. CRIM has always succeeded in adapting itself to the reality of SMEs and gaining their trust.

Collaborative Innovation for Societal Impact

CRIM develops structuring collaborations in order to address some major challenges facing society. For instance, let us think of the consortium between several partners to create ClimateData.ca1 , a high-resolution climate data platform being designed as a decision-making aid, or a collaboration with First Nations to preserve Aboriginal languages, a wealth of Quebec.

In the years to come, CRIM will continue to be actively involved in the growth of the innovation ecosystem in Quebec and internationally.


1. Collaboration of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), CRIM, Ouranos, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), Prairie Climate Center (CCP) and HabitatSeven

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