For the past 30 years, INO has gained recognition as a vital link in the innovation ecosystem by playing an essential role as a driver and bridge between academic knowledge and the needs of industries.
The result? Industrial R&D that generates tangible benefits and creates added value for Quebec and Canadian businesses. INO is more than an applied research centre; it is a true driver of economic development in the city of Québec area, across Canada, and around the world.
With external revenues of half a billion dollars over three decades, INO has helped generate several billion dollars in direct spinoffs for its clients, of which 70% are SMEs.
This ranks INO among the world’s most successful applied research centres. Unmatched know-how, right here in Quebec.
INO plays an active role in local businesses’ innovation and productivity. Its business model focuses on the development of intellectual property based on the needs of clients and their markets.
Its activities have led to the creation of 75 technology transfers to the industry and 35 spin-off companies, such as TeraXion, OPTEL, and LeddarTech, which in turn create jobs and value.
Aerex Avionics Inc.Electro-optical consulting firm, 1993 Learn more
CorActiveSpecialty optical fibres, 1998 Learn more
CybiocareHypoglycemia monitor and blood glucose meter, 2003
Doric Lenses Inc.Microlenses, 1994 Learn more
Dx BiotechFlow cytometer, 2017 Learn more
FISO Technologies inc.Fibre optic sensor, 1994 Learn more
FlyScan Systems Inc.Leak detection systems for pipeline inspection, 2017 Learn more
Hedzopt inc.Thermal weapon sight, 2007
Regent Instruments Inc.Optical instrumentation, 1990 Learn more
IRphotonics inc.Fluoride fibers, 2004
LeddarTech incSolid-state LiDAR technology, 2007 Learn more
LynX InspectionMachine vision for industrial inspection, 2018 Learn more
NEKS Technologies inc.Colour-based gingival tartar detection, 2001
NeoptixTemperature sensors, 2004 Learn more
Obzerv Technologies Inc.Vision systems, 2002 Learn more
OpsensFibre optic sensors, 2004 Learn more
Optel VisionOptical instrumentation, 1992 Learn more
OptiwaveIntegrated optics software, 1994 Learn more
Opti RythmixVirtuo Library, 2011
Optosecurity Inc.Optical correlator, 2004
PavemetricsVision systems for the inspection of transportation infrastructures, 2009 Learn more
Pierre Langlois ConsultantDiffractive optics consulting, 1997
P&P OpticaOptics engineering shop, 1995 Learn more
PyroPhotonics Lasers inc.Laser technology, 2004
Quantum BioMedical (QBM)Endoscope for intravascular diagnosis, 2006
RaySecurMail screening technology, 2016 Learn more
RealTraffic TechnologiesReal-time imaging technology for measuring road traffic density, 2008 Learn more
Swiftsure Spatial SystemsOptronic Synthetic Aperture processing (OSAp), 2017 Learn more
Technologies and Services INOOXXLiDAR measurement and laser triangulation technology to measure truck load volume, 2013
TeraXion inc.Optical components, 2000 Learn more
UMANXRobotics, 2019 Learn more
Company specializing in the environmentConfidential project, 2010
Handyem inc.Personal cytometer, 2011
I/FO TechnologiesFibre optics technology consulting firm, 1993
Nortech FibronicInstrumentation optique, 1989