Laval Smart Mobility Incubator and Accelerator (CIAMIL), a non-profit organization created in August 2017, received a $100,000 investment from the federal government for its incubation project. CIAMIL is a centre of excellence/testing laboratory for technology projects carried out in collaboration with new and existing creative businesses that want to collectively succeed in implementing urban mobility innovations that help improve travel quality for people and merchandise.
The CIAMIL is a project initiated by the City of Laval and the Société de transport de Laval and the funding provided under CED’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program and will help the CIAMIL to achieve its goal and get the technology required to develop smart mobility solutions. “Funding for initiatives such as CIAMIL is excellent news in terms of speeding up the development of new innovative transport technologies, and the results will benefit the entire industry,” said Guy Picard, director general of the Société de transport de Laval. “It is essential that we support local entrepreneurs who want to invest in this strategic sector and bring together strengths and expertise in order to maximize their chances of success.”