The ICT cluster mobilizes to launch the Carrefour-TIC
The main representatives of the information and communications technologies (ICT) cluster have mobilized to offer professionals and industry stakeholders an open, collaborative platform that treats the principal issues of the sector within Quebec. The “Carrefour-TIC” is a window to value-added content, and a reference for industry intelligence. The subjects addressed on the platform include research/creation; promising design and technologies; company financing and commercialization challenges; workforce and training; as well as management issues. A consolidated calendar of the main industry events is another element that should encourage professionals and stakeholders, both insiders and outsiders, to visit the platform.
Initiated by the CRIM, the Carrefour-TIC is the first accomplishment from TechnoMontréal’s ICT Partners Roundtable. The platform received support from the ADRIC, AQIII, AQT, CEFRIO, CRIM, PROMPT, Réseau ACTION TI, Société des arts technologiques [SAT], TECHNOCompétences, and TechnoMontréal. Partners from all corners of Quebec will be invited to the join the project over the next year.
The Carrefour-TIC is born from the need to share the results of each participant’s technological intelligence activities, to promote local talent, to value research/creation, and to spread the work of researchers and the accomplishments of numerous innovative Quebec companies. Open to external contributions, this new platform aims to make itself the reference for those who wish to actively participate in the ecosystem of this constantly evolving sector.
“I’m happy that this open collaboration project has seen the light of day. The Carrefour-TIC is a prime example of mobilization and coordination within the ICT cluster towards achieving a common goal. With the Carrefour-TIC, each partner can focus on the dissemination of content directly linked to their own principal activities. In doing so, the quality of content is assured by the sharing of knowledge: each organization bestows its experience and contributes to the creation of a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts,” points out Lidia Divry, General Director of TechnoMontréal.
The TechnoMontréal ICT Partners Roundtable would like to thank the CRIM, as well as Pierre-Antoine Ferron, Stéphane Plante and Daniel Lemay of the City of Montreal who graciously offered to duplicate the “Observatoire francophone des TI” to aid in the development of the Carrefour-TIC.