We support Québec universities by forging partnerships with them and granting them research contracts. In particular, we fund university chairs, most of which are also supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). As a founding member of the innovation cluster and consultation forum Ouranos, we contribute to their work in the fields of regional climatology and adapting to climate change.
|Educational institution or research group||2014||2015||2016||2017|
|Université de Montréal||982.9||649.3||946.9||825.0|
|Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue||1.6||2.5||1.0||15.0|
|Université du Québec à Chicoutimi||113.1||75.3||0.0||60.0|
|Université du Québec à Montréal||762.0||414.0||740.5||749.0|
|Université du Québec en Outaouais||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0|
|Université du Québec à Rimouski||175.0||280.0||200.0||210.0|
|Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières||62.3||79.8||50.0||174.0|
|École de technologie supérieure||1,173.0||548.2||454.4||169.5|
|Institut national de la recherche scientifique||608.9||841.8||423.4||0.0|
|Université de Sherbrooke||1,044.5||662.9||764.2||481.1|
|Ouranos. Cirano and Institute of Electrical Power Engineering||985.0||935.0||885.0||1,333.0|
|Institutions outside Québec||623.7||287.6||640.3||27.5|
|College technology transfer centres||159.5||189.6||0.0||0.0|
- Includes amounts recorded as donations and sponsorships: $3.3 million in 2014, $1.4 million in 2015, $2.6 million in 2016 and $2.9 million in 2017.
- The first annual symposium of the NSERC/Hydro-Québec Industrial Research Chair in Phytotechnology was held at the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale. A total of eight research projects, ongoing or in development, were presented to the members of the Chair, Hydro-Québec employees and IREQ researchers.
- Esstalion Technologies, a Hydro-Québec–MuRata joint venture, continued its R&D activities on lithium-ion batteries after Sony sold its stake in the venture.
- The Nova LFSe bus, Québec’s first 100% electric bus, was tested in the streets of Montréal. The vehicle is equipped with motors made by TM4, a Hydro-Québec subsidiary.