Centre for Digital Imaging and Interactive Media (CIMMI)

Cégep de Sainte-Foy, Sainte-Foy, Québec
What the facility does

Applied research centre specializing in augmented and virtual reality, digital vision, 2D/3D imaging, geomatics, medical imaging, interactive web media and mobile platforms

Areas of expertise

Founded in 2008, the Centre for Digital Imaging and Interactive Media (CIMMI) is a Collegial Centre for Technology Transfer (CCTT), incorporated as a Non-Profit Organization (NPO). Our mission is to support innovation within Canadian organizations offering applied research services. Our services range from technical consultancy to delivering complete technical solutions.

CIMMI’s clients benefit from government funding programs and tax credits related to research and development.

We rent hardware for virtual and augmented reality, 3D scanning, and 360-degree 3D shooting through our LabMedia 3D. This also supports the financing of projects.

CIMMI is part of the CCTT Synchronex network. The network includes 59 CCTT with different specialties, in other words, some 1,400 experts at the service of innovation in Québec. When possible on projects, CIMMI seeks synergies within the network to work in a matrix structure.

Thanks to its proven maturity, CIMMI is also part of Tech-Access Canada (TAC) network, which provides access to 30 research centres and 1,000 experts in innovation and applied research across Canada.

Research services


  • Geomatics: Lidar data processing, geo-referenced augmented reality
  • Artificial intelligence
  • 3D simulation
  • Virtual or augmented reality application
  • Industrial and medical digital imaging (2D/3D)
  • 3D surface and volume geometry (CAD/CAM)
  • Software optimization (parallelization, GPU programming)
  • Web and multimedia technologies (in support of other activities)

Sample projects:

  • Development of algorithms for analyzing and processing 2D and 3D images:
  • 3D reconstruction from point clouds on tablet and PC
  • Partitioning and pattern recognition in radiological and CT images
  • Pose calculation for the tracking of movements
  • 3D image registration with digital model
  • Face detection and recognition
  • Identification of key images in one’s video sequences
  • Quality control in digital mammography and computed tomography
  • Cloud computing, real-time communication with WebSockets, virtual machines and virtualization, interface ergonomics and accessibility of user interfaces (Web and mobile)
  • Parallel augmented reality application: learning physics through playing

Fields of projects:

  • Industry 4.0
  • College education
  • Professional education
  • Museology
  • Medical
  • Events
  • Marketing, sales
  • Health training
  • Maritime safety
  • Heritage history
  • Health care
  • Entertainment
Sectors of application
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)
Go!SCAN 20 by Ametek-CreaformPortable 3D scanner
Go!SCAN 50 by Ametek-CreaformPortable 3D scanner
Oculus GoVR (Virtual Reality) headset
Oculus RiftVR headset
Oculus Rift SVR headset
HTC VIVEVR headset
HTC VIVE ProVR headset
HTC VIVE CosmosVR headset
HoloLensMixed Reality (MR) smartglasses
HoloLens 2MR smartglasses
Kinect IMotion sensors
Kinect IIMotion sensors
Insta360 Pro 2Immersive VR Camera
  • Unity
  • Geomagic Studio VXelements
  • VXmodel
  • Maya
  • CityEngine
  • Blender
  • SketchUp Pro
Modeling software
  • Groupe Claret
  • FPInnovations
  • Arteau Récupération
  • Brinx Software
  • Frima Studio
  • Piédestal Productions
  • La Cité, LP
  • Clear Destination
  • Cryos Technologies
  • ABB
  • Autolog
  • Prodevco Robotic Solutions
  • AGT Robotics
  • Modern Work Environment (MWE) Lab
  • Laboratoire de vision et systèmes numériques (Université Laval)
  • Interactivité Numérique
  • Nollab
  • MSi3D
  • Surmesur
  • Scierie PFA Martel Inc.
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Technologies Rocken Inc.
  • TechMed3D
  • 123 Certification Inc.
  • Electrik Box, Inc.
  • Chronometriq
  • Industries Riopel Inc.
  • Defence Research and Development Canada Valcartier Research Centre (Valcartier, Québec)
  • Chirosoft
  • Centre hospitalier de l’Université Laval (CHUL)
  • Cégep de Sainte-Foy
  • Université Laval
  • MEEIR Technologie
  • Defence Research and Development Canada Atlantic Research Centre (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia)
  • Imagem
  • Centre collégial de transfert de technologie en télécommunications (C2T3)
  • Center for Innovation in Microelectronics of Quebec (CIMEQ)
  • Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux (Quebec, MSSS)