Paris and Bromont, 26 November 2015: The EURIPIDES² Board – gathering large companies, SMEs and research institutes – has approved today a new member from Canada, C2MI – MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre.
C2MI, based in Bromont, Quebec is a world-class innovation centre accelerating the commercialization of next-generation electronic products. C2MI’s goal is to foster its members growth, within an IP friendly environment, leveraging its unique 221M$ state-of-the-art infrastructure with capabilities exceeding actual industry standards. C2MI is equipped with a 300mm advanced packaging and 200 mm MEMS/Wafer level packaging lines.
C2MI active and seamless collaboration and synergy among the Centre’s members enables the rapid commercialization of next-generation market-driven prototypes with applications in fields as varied as IT, automotive, aerospace, environment, new energy, life science and health. C2MI members and partners benefit from various business and financial services, as well as technical support ranging from full services provided by its staff expertise, partners specific collaborative implication, to direct use of the infrastructure.
“C2MI is extremely honored to join the EURIPIDES² Board as we strongly believe that it represents a privileged alliance to serve, increase and accelerate industrial links and collaborations between European and Canadian entities dedicated to microsystems with the expectation to create wealth on both sides of the Atlantic” says Normand Bourbonnais, C2MI Chief Executive Officer.
The EURIPIDES² Board is now composed of 26 members based in 11 countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
“Innovation, collaboration and commercialization are C2MI magic words for advanced packaging and microsystems. This is exactly what EUREKA and EURIPIDES² have embedded in their DNA: new solutions for the micro electronic industry designed by a consortium of industrial partners at marketable prices. I warmly welcome C2MI and I am convinced that Normand Bourbonnais and his team will come up with challenging projects and ideas. With now 2 Canadian key-player organizations on its Board; C2MI and Acamp, Canada, EURIPIDES² cannot be smarter connected!” says Jean-Luc Maté Vice President of Continental Engineering Services and Chairman of EURIPIDES².
About C2MI: The MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre is an international beacon with a unique infrastructure dedicated to the rapid commercialization of electronic products developed by key players from the industry. Embedded electronics are becoming more pervasive in all sectors of the economy and society, microelectronics is a significant vector for wealth creation. C2MI is the largest electronics systems research and development center in Canada. The Centre provides a unique model of collaboration where the synergy between industrial and academia partners is necessary, even essential to the development of new generation market driven products. C2MI is a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) whose role is to enable prototyping to accelerate commercialization. Visit: www.c2mi.ca/en
About EURIPIDES²: EURIPIDES² is one of the ICT EUREKA Cluster promoting the generation of innovative, industry-driven, pre-competitive R&D projects in the area of Smart Electronic Systems. Electronics is an enabling technology and a propulsive sector directly contributing to at least 10% of the world GDP. EURIPIDES² is the innovation hub for smart sensors, smart power modules, electronic hardware platforms and more generally electronic product integration and embedded systems for automotive, aeronautics and space, security, medical and industrial electronics and smart everywhere (cities, home, wearable. EURIPIDES² will support projects involving all actors along the value chain with a specific focus on innovative SMEs. Visit: www.euripides-eureka.eu
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