8D Technologies, part of the Motivate Family, a finalist in the prestigious Mercuriades awards

8D Technologies, leading bike share supplier and part of the Motivate family, is extremely honored to be named as a finalist for the 2017 Mercuriades awards that recognizes excellence and innovation in Quebec businesses.

8D is in the running as one of the finalists in the category of Web and mobile technology development for small and medium-enterprises (SMEs) for the successful OPUS for BIXI transit card integration project. The Mercuriades award for Web and mobile technology honors initiatives taken in the development or integration of a digital platform that improves a business process, service or a product.

“We are honored to be finalists for the prestigious Les Mercuriades award,” says Isabelle Bettez, 8D Technologies co-founder.  “8D Technologies’ innovative mobile payment solution empowers bike share solutions worldwide and the integration of the OPUS card with the BIXI system has certainly helped reinforce Montreal as a leader on the international scene. We are thrilled that the FCCQ has recognized the importance of this accomplishment and its innovation to encourage more people to explore their cities by bike.”

“As we bring Motivate and 8D together to accelerate bike share innovation and bolster our ability to revolutionize the landscape of cities, it is so exciting that our partners are being recognized for their excellent work in providing best-in-class digital resources to our clients,” said Jay Walder, President & CEO of Motivate.  “We look forward to working together to revolutionize the bike share industry.”

Presented by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) since 1981, the prestigious Mercuriades awards celebrate the visionary and enterprising spirit as well as the know-how of Quebec businesses and their contributions to the economic development of the province and its regions.

The grand prizes will be awarded to the winners in each of the categories at a gala on April 24th, 2017 in Montreal’s Palais de congrès.

About the FCCQ

The Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) is a network of over 140 chambers of commerce, representing more than 60,000 businesses and 150,000 business people involved in all sectors of the economy throughout Québec.

As the largest network of business people and businesses in Québec, the FCCQ supports its members’ interests in matters of public policy, thus promoting an innovative and competitive business environment. The FCCQ’s Board of Directors is representative of its diversity, both in terms of member companies as well as local chambers of commerce across Québec.

For more on the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, visit http://www.fccq.ca.

About 8D Technologies

8D Technologies, a member of the Motivate family, is a world leader in the development of the most advanced, intelligent wireless, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), multi-function point of sale (POS) solutions, based in Montreal, Canada. The company recently merged with Motivate, the global leader in bike share operations, to provide best-in-class bike share systems and accelerate future innovation.

8D’s unique green urban transportation management and payment solutions include the award-winning city parking system (8D APMS™) and bike share systems deployed on four (4) continents, in the USA (Boston, Jersey City, Minneapolis, New York City, Seattle, Washington DC area), UK (London), Australia (Melbourne), Canada (Montreal), and in the UAE (Abu Dhabi).

This solution features 100% solar-powered wireless terminals that can manage both street parking and municipal bike-sharing services. It also features real time wireless payment, remote management and monitoring of all terminal functions and components in wired and wireless environments.