The Université de Sherbrooke and its partners, IBM and Teledyne Dalsa have created a microelectronic innovation centre, C2MI. This centre of excellence is slated to be a world leader in microchip and microelectromechanical systems assembly research. The centre includes a design building of 63,000 square feet and another building of 125,000 square feet that houses 30 cleanrooms that are the “cleanest” in Canada.
Due to the nature of the financing, the centre had to be constructed by October 31, 2011. This was a sizeable challenge, given the scope and complexity of the project to be completed in a short 22 months. CIMA+ also had to manage the project’s three key stakeholders, who were from different sectors and had different, sometimes conflicting, goals.