Bertrand Racine

Chief Operation Officer

Bertrand Racine is the Chief Operation Officer and co-founder of BIVIZIO, a tech company specialized in digitization of ecosystems, cities, clusters and networks. With 30 years of industrial and clustering experience, he was previously Executive Director at the Quebec Ground Transportation Cluster.

Principal achievements:
  • Co-founder: Bivizio – Digital ecosystem platform
  • Co-founder: Quebec Ground Transportation Cluster
  • Executive Director of Quebec Ground Transportation Cluster – Eastern Township
  • Vice-President of the Sherbrooke Industrial Promotion Committee
  • President of the Regional House of Industry – Eastern Township
  • President of Eastern Township International
  • Vice President and North American delegate of Futurallia (Europe)
  • President and founder of MRT Robotic – Waterjet cutting process in Automotive, Military and Aerospace Industry
  • SME regional winner of the year – BNC Distinction PME in 2000 and 2003
  • Manager - Production Control, Waterville TG
  • Manager - Production Control, Hyundai Auto Canada

Vincent Dugré

Chief Research, Competitiveness and Innovation Officer

Member of the board of director of the TCI Network, Vincent Dugré is a cluster practitioner and co-founder of BIVIZIO, a tech company specialized in digitization of ecosystems, cities, clusters and networks. With 20 years of international experience, he was previously Vice President of Operations and general manager at the Quebec Ground Transportation Cluster and currently he collaborates with Canadian and international clusters, universities, research centres and governmental agencies.

Principal achievements:
  • Co-founder: Bivizio – Digital ecosystem platform
  • Co-founder: Specialty equipment's cluster – Center of Quebec
  • Co-founder: Quebec Ground Transportation Cluster
  • Co-founder: InnovÉÉ: Quebec precompetitive research consortium on electric vehicle and energy
  • Member of the board of Directors: TCI Network, leading global network for clusters (2015-2021)
  • Ex-Member of the Canadian Defense and security partners committee in Quebec
  • Member Steering committee – Development of Quebec Mobility Cluster (Propulsion)
  • Co-designer and Cluster mapping lead: NRC Proteins Asset Mapping for Protein Industries Canada Supercluster and McGill U.
  • Co-leader: Digitization working group – TCI Network
  • Cluster expert – EU Smart specialization CLUSTERS3 Project – Northern Ireland
  • International intercity agreement – facilitator and official signatory: Longueil – Plattsburgh
  • Administrator: Electric Bus Mobilizing project – 60$M (Volvo and 12 suppliers)
  • Open innovation project leader (Fire fighting truck, Electric school bus, Recharge station, Event recorder for rail cars, …)
  • Co-writer: Quebec Transportation electrification plan – Public and Industry strategies
  • European secretary for cluster analysis – ESCA bronze label - Process to become Certified Expert
  • EU Horizon 2020 – LATTICE PROJECT with Lausanne University