Red River College Polytechnic and Cégep de Sherbrooke Join CMC Microsystems 

January 22, 2024: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator and accelerator, is pleased to welcome Cégep de Sherbrooke and RRC Polytech to CMC.

By joining CMC, students and faculty at Cégep de Sherbrooke and RRC Polytech gain access to an extensive offering of world-class facilities and tools to design, fabricate, and test their ideas. These resources, as well as access to CMC’s ecosystem of researchers, start-ups, and entrepreneurs, will help students develop skills they need to thrive in the competitive, advanced technology marketplace. 

RRC Polytech, which offers leading-edge training in areas such as Information Security, Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Full Stack Web Development, has recently launched a new Digital Technology Transformation Initiative (DTTI). The DTTI aims to rapidly accelerate digitally-focused applied research expertise at RRC Polytech in the areas of advanced digital manufacturing (ADM) and climate/clean tech, so access to CMC’s extensive library of resources will help the College continue to address industry’s most critical needs.  

“Creating opportunity in the rapidly evolving technology sector is key to driving Manitoba’s economy forward so RRC Polytech is committed to building relationships that not only enhance the student experience but impact the entire community,” says Jamie Wilson, Vice President of Indigenous Strategy, Research and Business Development at RRC Polytech. “Partnering with CMC Microsystems gives the workforce of tomorrow access to some incredible tools while connecting students and researchers with a national network of industry partners and entrepreneurs which will accelerate innovation and reduce barriers to technology adoption.”  

The Cégep de Sherbrooke is at the heart of the Zone d’Innovation de Sherbrooke, and plays a key role in Quebec’s innovation ecosystem. Productique Québec, the technology transfer at the Cégep de Sherbrooke, is a true pioneer in the dissemination of Industry 4.0 concepts in Quebec, and helps businesses improve their productivity and stimulate innovation by promoting adoption of digital technologies. 

For the Cégep de Sherbrooke, joining CMC provides faculty, researchers and students with access to specialized tools for applied research. “The software tools and manufacturing possibilities offered by CMC enrich the applied research ecosystem in the Sherbrooke region. This access will make it possible to consolidate existing multidisciplinary collaborations and help create new ones.” 

For CMC President and CEO Gordon Harling, both institutions are a great fit for CMC. “Both RRC and Cégep de Sherbrooke excel in applied research and innovation —meaning they deliver returns on investment for our economy by training world class personnel, increasing productivity, and ensuring that Canada is competitive on the world stage. We look forward to working together to accelerate research and innovation in Canada. 

About CMC Microsystems: 

CMC Microsystems is a not-for-profit organization accelerating research and innovation in advanced technologies. Founded in 1984, CMC lowers barriers to technology adoption by creating and sharing platform technologies including access to state-of-the-art design, manufacturing, and testing capabilities. CMC enables research, development, and the training of highly qualified personnel (HQP), benefitting a network of over 10,000 academic participants and 1,000 companies developing innovations in advanced technologies. The key values of CMC are: benefits to Canada, a role as an honest broker, and research excellence.  

About RRC Polytech:  

Red River College Polytechnic (RRC Polytech) is Manitoba’s largest institute of applied learning and research, with more than 150 full- and part-time degree, diploma and certificate options. Through hands-on and online learning opportunities and state-of-the-art instruction, we prepare our students to become leaders in their fields — while also ensuring they can meet changing industry demands, and contribute to the province’s economic growth. 

About Cégep de Sherbrooke : 

The Cégep de Sherbrooke is known for its high- quality of teaching, training, and student services. Over thirty programs cover a wide range of disciplines and sectors of activity. The institution is the largest CEGEP in Quebec outside of Montreal and Quebec City regions and ranks among the major employers in the Eastern Townships with a workforce of more than 800. 

For more information: 
Kevin Dobie 
CMC Microsystems 

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