QUEBEC CITY, April 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Still buzzing from the festivities surrounding its 25th anniversary, National Optics Institute (INO) is proud to announce it has been recognized not once but twice in a study commissioned by the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC).
Top-notch research center
According to a study of Canadian research and development specialists conducted in December and January, INO outranks every other Canadian research center in its ability to generate marketable innovation. Another study category ranked INO third in the nation with respect to the level of excellence in research performed in its Quebec laboratories.
INO President and CEO Jean-Yves Roy was pleased to accept the commendations. "I would like to recognize the ongoing efforts of our team of nearly 200 researchers and support staff who, through their hard work and passion for the technologies of light, are the ones driving our national success. This honor really belongs to them."
Mr. Roy pointed out that the recognition comes on the heels of a quarter century of innovation serving Quebec and Canadian entrepreneurs. He believes it will have a ripple effect, motivating colleagues throughout the organization for many years to come, and will bolster INO's efforts to work with the federal government to expand its presence throughout Canada.
The CEO also tipped his hat to Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ), recognized as one of the few research centers in Canada able to provide turnkey technology solutions to meet the specific needs of industry.
The study comprised 32 Canadian and 8 U.S. research centers and was conducted from December 2013 to mid-January 2014 and is available at the following link: http://www.ino.ca/en/news-events/.
A leading technology designer and developer, INO is the largest center for industrial optics and photonics expertise in Canada. The leader in its field internationally, INO has so far completed over 5,000 custom R&D contracts for Quebec and Canadian companies working in a variety of fields. It has also performed 54 technology transfers and contributed to the creation of 29 new companies—all still in business—that employ over 1,000 people. INO has 200 employees, more than 80% of whom are scientists involved in research.
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SOURCE: INO (National Optics Institute)
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