For more than 50 years, INRS has demonstrated its value as a catalyst for research and innovation in sectors of major strategic importance for the economic, social, and cultural development of Quebec.

Emerging areas where INRS takes a leading role

  • Soil and water purification
  • Industrial waste recovery
  • Relations with Indigenous peoples
  • Energy and new materials
  • Light-matter interactions
  • The unique combination of the ultrafast and the infinitely small
  • Sustainable development

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INRS is changing the world through research.

Here are a few of INRS’s development priorities

Leverage the development of scientific research in strategic sectors outside Québec’s main urban centres in collaboration with partner institutions:

  • Indigenous studies
  • Sustainable health determinants
  • Digital technology to support development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Advanced materials and the energy transition

Learn more about our joint research units for regional innovation.

Impulsion INRS initiatives:

      • CIAPE — Intersectoral Center for the Analysis of Endocrine Disruptors
      • Geotunnels — Geothermal energy applied to Quebec tunnels
      • iTrackDNA — Genomics for monitoring environmental impact and climate change
      • Green ammonia — Revolutionizing agriculture by turning airsourced nitrogen into ammonia
      • Chair in sustainable water management — Improving municipal water quality to revive rivers
      • A new generation of chemotherapy thanks to nanotechnology — Reducing side effects by modifying drug surface coatings
      • CommunoSerre — Community greenhouses promoting food security in disadvantaged neighborhoods
      • Healthy dogs, for the well-being of all — Developing new agents to neutralize canine herpesvirus
      • A biopesticide to fight fire blight — Developing a healthy and effective solution for apple growing
      • Mapping fermentable waste in Quebec — Reducing GHGs and promoting the development of a bioproducts industry
      • Hub of expertise in family health, perinatal care and parenting — Updating knowledge to adapt available services and resources
      • Non-invasive screening for Covid-19 by infrared — Artificial intelligence to fight the pandemic
      • In the footsteps of Armand-Frappier — Understanding the protection of the BCG vaccine against tuberculosis and other diseases
      • Combining traditional and artificial intelligence to observe the environment — Cameras to monitor and broadcast climate change in Nunavik
      • MALAMUTE — A multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach to emerging viral diseases
      • Preclinical development of novel broad-spectrum antiviral inhibitors — An arsenal against SARS-Cov-2 and West Nile Virus
      • Modelling the links between climate change, food security and public health in Quebec — Better understanding and adaptation
      • Science, hockey and popular culture — Demystifying mathematical algorithms is a winner

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