Research & Development
Thanks to advantageous tax measures introduced by the Québec and Canadian governments, the province is recognized the world over as one of the best places to carry out R&D. It is also home to several renowned research centres specializing in fields related to food processing.
Food Research and Development Centre (FRDC)
Located in Saint-Hyacinthe, the FRDC is Canada's largest research centre dedicated to food processing. Its leading-edge scientists specialize in food preservation, processing, quality and safety. The FRDC also assists food processing companies with their R&D activities. The FRDC employs nearly 150 people.
Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (INAF)
INAF was founded in 1999 at Université Laval. The institute has three main objectives:
The Institute groups together over 350 people, including nearly 70 professor-researchers, research professionals and graduate students.
Cintech agroalimentaire, located in Saint-Hyacinthe, specializes in food processing research. It focuses primarily on agri-food R&D processes, problem-solving and product development.
Other Research Centres