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INO spins off its 34th company in 30 years

11/27/2018

INO spins off its 34th company in 30 years

As it celebrates this year its 30th anniversary, INO is pleased to announce today the creation of its 34th spin-off, LynX Inspection, a company that develops cutting-edge digital vision solutions geared towards the industrial inspection market. Read the news release.

INO celebrates its 30th anniversary and unveils its new visual identity (1)

11/8/2018

INO celebrates its 30th anniversary and unveils its new visual identity (1)

INO launched its 30th anniversary celebrations with 225 guests and dignitaries in attendance. We also took advantage of this opportunity to unveil the organization's new logo and vision for the coming years. Learn more.

INO becomes a CERIU member

7/2/2018

INO becomes a CERIU member

We are happy to join the CERIU (Centre d'expertise et de recherche en infrastructure urbaines). Ceriu is a network of expertise about municipal infrastructure durability. About CERIU (in French)

Jacques Topping appointed Chair of INO Board of Directors

5/17/2018

Jacques Topping appointed Chair of INO Board of Directors

The members of the National Optics Institute (INO) Board of Directors recently ratified the appointment of Jacques Topping CPA, CA, MBA, ASC as Chair of the Board. In addition to serving as a director on a number of corporate boards, Jacques Topping is the President of the holding company MissionBis and Chair of the Quebec City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ) Board of Directors. See the press release

Quebec City Candidate for the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge

5/4/2018

Quebec City Candidate for the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge

Organized by Infrastructure Canada, the Challenge encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. INO is proud to be one of Quebec City's partners in this adventure, alongside Université Laval, the UMRsu, the Alliance santé Québec, Québec International, ID Makina and the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale. About the Smart Cities Challenge

Montreal is INO's next business destination with its 33rd spinoff company

11/16/2017

Montreal is INO's next business destination with its 33rd spinoff company

We are proud to announce the founding of our 33rd spinoff company, Dx Biotech Inc. Based in Montreal, Dx Biotech offers compact, affordable and user friendly devices, aiming for the democratization of cytometry. Read the press release (in French only)

INO honors M. Jean-Guy Paquet

9/26/2017

INO honors M. Jean-Guy Paquet

This year's annual general meeting was an opportunity to pay tribute to an exceptional man, without whom our organization would not be what it is today, Mr. Jean-Guy Paquet. Mr. Paquet played a major part in the creation of INO, but also contributed to the economic development of Quebec City region. Read the presse release (french only)

FlyScan Systems Named Most Promising Energy & Clean Technology Company at Rice Alliance Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum

9/15/2017

FlyScan Systems Named Most Promising Energy & Clean Technology Company at Rice Alliance Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum

The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) announced the 10 Most Promising Energy & Clean Technology Venture Companies at the 15th Annual Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum in Houston this week. FlyScan Systems, one of our spinoffs, is one of them. Press release

Pierre Galarneau, Vice-President and CTO, honored by Photonics Media

9/1/2017

Pierre Galarneau, Vice-President and CTO, honored by Photonics Media

Pierre Galarneau, Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, was recently awarded the title of "Beacon of the Photonics Industry" by Photonics Media for his outstanding contribution in the photonics and optics industry. To learn more

The Government of Québec supports INO, a leading partner in Québec's economic development

3/29/2017

The Government of Québec supports INO, a leading partner in Québec's economic development

INO welcomes the initiative of the Government of Québec to invest an additional $25 million over five years in its activities. The announcement was made yesterday at the presentation of the 2017-2018 provincial budget. Read the press release (in french)

S'inspirer du modèle de l'Institut national d'optique

3/21/2017

S'inspirer du modèle de l'Institut national d'optique

This report of Jean-Michel Leprince has been broadcasted at Le téléjournal de Radio-Canada and presents INO as a gem of the high-technology sector. See the report (in French only)

With Swiftsure, its 32nd spin-off, INO confirms its position as Canada's leader in optics/photonics

3/17/2017

With Swiftsure, its 32nd spin-off, INO confirms its position as Canada's leader in optics/photonics

INO is proud to announce the spinning off of Swiftsure Spatial Systems Inc. Based in British-Columbia, INO's 32nd spin-off company takes Synthetic Aperture (SA) processing from the digital age to the age of photonics, providing imagery from SA sensor platforms at ultra-high speed. With Swiftsure, INO gains a foothold in the west, confirming its position as Canada's leader in optics/photonics. Read the press release

FlyScan Systems Inc. –  INO’s Thirty-First Startup

1/23/2017

FlyScan Systems Inc. – INO’s Thirty-First Startup

INO is proud to announce the spinning off of FlyScan Systems Inc. by Éric Bergeron, the entrepreneur behind the success story of Optosecurity. Based in Québec City, FlyScan will offer remote detection services to locate oil leaks in underground pipelines. Learn more

The Government of Canada and the Government of Québec jointly announce their support to INO

11/8/2016

The Government of Canada and the Government of Québec jointly announce their support to INO

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, represented by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Member of the House of Commons for Québec, as well as Mrs. Dominique Anglade, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Member of the National Assembly for Saint-Henri—Sainte-Anne, and Mr. François Blais, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region have jointly announced that the governments will contribute core funding to the National Optics Institute (INO) during the 2016‑2021. Press release

INO and COPL sign memorandum of understanding with RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics in Japan

10/27/2016

INO and COPL sign memorandum of understanding with RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics in Japan

INO announces the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Centre d’Optique, Photonique et Laser (COPL) and the RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics in Japan. This memorandum of understanding opens the door to cooperation between the three organizations. Read the press release

Collaboration with the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing

10/14/2016

Collaboration with the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing

We are proud to have collaborated with the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing on their airborne quantum key distribution project. To learn more about this project

2016 Annual General Meeting

9/22/2016

2016 Annual General Meeting

INO's annual general meeting was held on September 22nd, 2016. This event was the opportunity to unveil the organization's results. Read the press release (in French only)

INO launches a new compact terahertz camera

4/7/2016

INO launches a new compact terahertz camera

We are proud to introduce the MICROXCAM-384i-THz, a terahertz camera can see through materials, such as plastic, fabric and leather, in real time. The camera provides live video images, letting the user literally sees through objects in real time, making it the perfect tool for live detection of concealed objects. Learn how it can see through objects

Two new entrepreneurs-in-residence at INO

1/26/2016

Two new entrepreneurs-in-residence at INO

After they each founded very successful businesses in Quebec City, two entrepreneurs will start again from scratch and create new companies based on INO's technologies: Eric Bergeron with FlyScan and Dragan Tubic with Umanx. Full article (in French only)

New Advanced Space Vision System for the International Space Station

1/8/2016

New Advanced Space Vision System for the International Space Station

The Honourable Navdeep Bains announced that the Government of Canada would be funding through the Canadian Space Agency a new advanced space vision system for the International Space Station (ISS) to be designed and developed by the Neptec Design Group Ltd. of Ottawa. INO will be part of this project by providing and testing custom lenses for the vision system. News on CBC

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