The Swedish multinational chooses Montréal as the location to install its new global artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator. “The leadership shown by governments in Canada has enabled us to leverage the robust artificial intelligence ecosystem in Montréal, supported by a world-class talent pool from which we can recruit,” explains Graham Osborne, President of Ericsson Canada.
Ericsson was able to count on support from Investissement Québec’s international subsidiaries team throughout this project. “We are proud to have assisted Ericsson in installing its new AI accelerator on Québec soil, thus sustaining the growth of the Montréal ecosystem in the field of artificial intelligence,” states Éric Dequenne, Vice-President, International Affairs.
This new accelerator will primarily be dedicated to research and development in the fields of artificial intelligence and in cutting-edge automation, which will allow Ericsson to design data-driven smart products and services. More than 30 new jobs will be created in 2019 for data scientists and engineers, AI/machine learning (ML) architects, and software developers, with the potential for additional positions in the future as well.
About Investissement Québec
Investissement Québec’s international subsidiaries team has a firm grasp of international business group dynamics and provides the necessary support to subsidiaries as they seek to carry out their projects. The team provides strategic information about Québec to facilitate business plan preparation, organizes meetings with qualified stakeholders to bring the project to fruition, and facilitates access to financial solutions from Investissement Québec as well as other public bodies and private partners.
About Ericsson Canada
Ericsson's Montréal location has 1,000 professionals working in Ericsson's R&D and Services Centre, including world-class experts developing and implementing advanced and next-generation wireless systems for customers in Canada, the United States, and across the world.
Read the press release issued by Ericsson for more information.