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Shawinigan, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation and the DigiHub Shawinigan are pleased to announce a partnership. The announcement was made today at the DigiHub offices in Shawinigan with François-Philippe Champagne, MP for Saint-Maurice-Champlain and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and Shawinigan Mayor Mr. Michel Angers.
The organisations will be working together to explore innovative uses of digital technologies in the heritage sector. DigiHub serves as an umbrella organization for a wide range of companies that focus on innovations in applications of digital technology and digital creativity. The work of this organisation will align nicely with the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation’s mandate of preserving Canadian scientific and technological heritage through its collection. The main areas of mutual interest include:
- Exploration of how digital technologies and new digital media channels can be used to deliver rich museum content and engaging educational experiences
- Joint research and development in the innovative application of digital technologies to cultural heritage
Use the following link to watch the press conference: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3T-JatPCx50hRkLHmqJoag
“The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation and the DigiHub Shawinigan share the same passion for innovation, science and technology. I am very pleased to have connected these two organizations and to find that this partnership has already produced concrete results, especially with the Capture.Canada mobile application project. In addition to contributing actively to the economic development of our region, this partnership also shows that the city of Shawinigan continues to stand out in the field of information technology.”
— François-Philippe Champagne, MP for Saint-Maurice-Champlain and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
"I am very proud of the agreement we have just concluded with the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. Companies affiliated with the DigiHub, and which work in the field of the digital technology, now have access to a unique platform for development within the museum sector."
— Michel Angers, mayor of Shawinigan and president of DigiHub Shawinigan
“We are excited and proud of this partnership between the DigiHub and the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. This partnership showcases the unique expertise of the innovatives startups which are part of our ecosystem, especially those who will soon enable us to announce a new business segment specialized in digital heritage and museology: a unique, visionary and bold pole of services and technologies dedicated to the 21st century.”
— Philippe Nadeau, General Manager, DigiHub Shawinigan
“The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is always in the market for opportunities to broaden the scope of its work with organisations across Canada, and our partnership with DigiHub allows us to do so. Applications such as Capture.Canada speak to our mandate, tie culture in with technology, and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this project.”
—Alex Benay, President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
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About the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is Canada’s only comprehensive science and technology collecting institution. Headquartered in Ottawa, the Corporation operates three Museums: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The Corporation’s mandate is to preserve Canada’s scientific and technological heritage, while promoting, celebrating and sharing knowledge of that heritage and how it affects Canadians’ daily lives. To learn more, visit the Corporation’s website.
DigiHub Shawinigan offers surroundings conducive to innovation and the creation of new businesses and projects related to digital development across various spheres, such as specialized training, business support, business incubation and research and development. DigiHub Shawinigan provides a complete environment for developing projects in digital development, where you will find a collaborative workspace, state-of-the-art training and meeting rooms, an incubator for launching technology start-ups and corporate spaces to set up your business, all under one roof.