About INO


INO was officially created on December 13, 1985, at the instigation of the Canadian Association of Physicists, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), various partners in the Québec City region, and Laval University, which, at the time, accounted for half of Canada’s researchers in optics/photonics.

Trailblazers in the field

From the very beginning, INO was a pioneer in optics/photonics research for industrial development purposes. Today, INO is still Canada’s leading center for industrial research and commercialization and stands as a true leader in its field. Its many technological breakthroughs and innovative processes and applications combining optics and photonics have cemented its reputation both domestically and abroad.


We aim to succeed by setting the standard in optics/photonics in Canadian industry while being internationally recognized for our high level of expertise and know-how and our ability to provide our clients with the best solutions and ensure their continued success.


INO is a world-class center of expertise in optics and photonics that assists companies in improving their competitive edge and developing their business.

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