Ground transportation
Cutting-edge centres of excellence

Photo of a researcher in the automotive industryBecause research and innovation are the keys to the future, a wide range of measures have been introduced in Québec to foster R&D. Reflecting a long-standing commitment to strengthening the various facets of the economy, these measures have been in place for more than 25 years!


  • Foreign researchers can benefit from a five-year provincial income tax exemption.
  • Thanks to the tax incentives offered by the governments of Québec and Canada, Québec is recognized as one of the most favourable locations for R&D activities.
  • What’s more, its generous tax incentives can help businesses cut their R&D expenses.

Supporting the industry of tomorrow

Québec boasts a number of centres of excellence, especially in the advanced ground transportation sector. The main centres are the following:
BlueSolutions Canada Open a new windowand CRSNG–Phostech Lithium

Hydro-Québec’s Karim Zaghib: An international leader in the field of battery materials

For the third year in a row, Karim Zaghib of Hydro-Québec was named one of the world’s most influential scientists by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) in The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, one of the most prestigious lists in this area.


This distinction is awarded to the scientists who have been cited most frequently by their peers during the last 11 years and are exceptionally influential in their research area.

The Chair specializes in the synthesis and characterization of materials used for energy storage and conversion. Its goal is begin the process of identifying new energy storage materials and pave the way for large-scale production and application.


Why choose Québec?