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News Release: NY CREATES and C2MI Announce Partnership to Support Collaborative Research, Economic Growth, and Workforce Development

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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Expanded Partnership Aims to Establish High-Tech U.S. – Canada Opportunities

Albany, N.Y. and Bromont (QC) – NY CREATES and MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre – C2MI today announced a partnership between the two entities that will enhance research opportunities, expand potential for economic and workforce development, and nurture collaborative efforts between the two cross-border technology giants that are part of a growing and dynamic semiconductor corridor running from Upstate New York to the Eastern Townships in Canada.

Officials from the New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering, and Science (NY CREATES), based in Albany, and C2MI (MiQro Innovation Collaborative Center), based in Bromont, Québec, Canada, established this expanded partnership to help spur future collaborations between the two entities.

“Leveraging the talent and resources at NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex, the nation’s most advanced public-private 300mm semiconductor research center, with the equally impressive C2MI complex in Bromont, Quebec, will further enable us to carry out NY CREATES’ mission to advance innovation-centered R&D opportunities, build additional workforce development pipelines, and foster economic development across the region and beyond,” said NY CREATES President Dave Anderson. “This partnership strengthens international semiconductor-focused relationships with the goal of helping to address the evolving needs of our industry partners in both the U.S. and Canada.”

“This exciting partnership opportunity with NY CREATES is a statement in both our regions for the future of the Northeast corridor for microelectronics as well as a strategic positioning of the North American semiconductor supply chain,” Marie-Josée Turgeon, President and CEO of C2MI. “The reinforcement of this corridor will provide rapid access to research opportunities and spark the growth we need in developing a robust, well-educated workforce.”

Officials from both NY CREATES and C2MI said they expect research projects will be pursued jointly, and staff and researchers will be able to participate in an exchange to help bolster mutual understanding. The two organizations expect to host joint symposia and conferences in the future.

The announcement builds on last year’s pledge between the United States and Canada to work together to create a bilateral semiconductor manufacturing corridor. U.S. President Joe Biden issued a joint pledge with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stand together and reduce their dependence on other countries for critical minerals and semiconductors.


NY CREATES serves as a lab-to-fab bridge for advanced electronics, fostering public-private and industry-academic partnerships for technology development and innovation. NY CREATES attracts and leads industry-connected innovation and commercialization projects that secure significant investment, advance R&D in emerging technologies, and generate the jobs of tomorrow. NY CREATES runs some of the most advanced facilities in the world, boasts more than 2,700 industry experts and faculty, and manages public and private investments of more than $20 billion—placing it at the global epicenter of high-tech innovation and commercialization. Learn more at

About C2MI
C2MI is the largest R&D facility in Canada dedicated to hardware for digital technologies.  C2MI is at the core of all industrial sectors, integrating components essential to the use and deployment of digital technologies. Backed by a world-class infrastructure in the manufacturing fields of microelectromechanical system (MEMS), packaging and advanced packaging of semiconductors, C2MI is at the heart of technology development for tomorrow’s world. C2MI is strongly committed to be a unique model of collaboration where synergy between industrial and academic partners is necessary, even essential, to the development of new generation products. Visit:


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