President, Chief Executive Officer of the MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (C2MI), M. Bourbonnais identifies the strategies allowing coast-to coast enterprises to foster the growth of the Canadian microelectronics industry through the accelerated commercialization of market-driven products. Forming a unique and vital link between research and industry needs, C2MI ecosystems lays the foundation for research and product development for numerous market segments. A paramount role of the organization is to maintain a technology roadmap keeping C2MI and its partners ahead of the competition, leading the way in Reinventing Innovation.
He has been actively involved in the microelectronics industry for nearly 30 years, working at IBM Canada Ltd, where he occupied different positions, from production to quality control to engineering and product development. He was appointed Director of technological process and product development in 2005.
As of 2007, M. Bourbonnais devoted time and energy into establishing a unique model for a research and development Centre that would consolidate the leading position of the microelectronics industry in Bromont, Quebec, Canada. His determination and leadership led to C2MI project materialization. Following the federal and provincial investments announcement in 2009, he is mandated to manage the construction of the Centre. State-of-the-art infrastructure, C2MI offers a unique collaborative ecosystem and promotes business opportunities surrounding the development and manufacturing of new products processes of electronic systems.
In 2010, the C2MI is recognized by the Networks of the Excellent Centers as a Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program by Industry Canada.
M. Bourbonnais holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Université de Montréal (École Polytechnique) and a MBA from Concordia University.