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

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
  • 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

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