Thanks to the presence of numerous research centres in the Agglomération de Longueuil, companies in the area have access to highly specialized resources to help their projects progress.

We have established close links with these centres, the college-based centres for technological transfer (Centres collégiaux de transfert de technologie) and the universities, and we work actively to bring researchers and business together. For example, we have created a partnership with the University of Sherbrooke.

Here are some of the research centres present in our area with which we have links:

  • National Research Council of Canada
  • The premier federal organization for research and development
  • More than 20 national institutes and programs
  • Main industrial sectors: life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, technological and industrial support, and integrated management services
  • 300 researchers and employees
  • 30 science and technology laboratories
  • Activity sectors: metallurgy, polymer, aerospace, automotive, biomedical
  • Aerospace Technology Centre (Centre technologique en aérospatiale – CTA)
  • The only Canadian applied aerospace research centre affiliated to an educational institution
  • Leading-edge facilities of 3,000 m2, including state-of-the-art laboratories, test benches, high-perfomance machining, composite materials and avionics
  • The only place in the world where the three main techniques for non-destructive testing of composite materials – thermography, shearography and ultrasonic testing – are offered under one roof
  • The CTA has the largest coordinate measuring machine (CMM) of any research centre in Québec
  • Some of the equipment available at the CTA is very rare in North America, such as a REVO head adapted for the CMM
  • Natural Gas Technolgies Centre (NGTC)
  • Resources available for energy efficiency projects
College-based centres for technological transfer (Centres collégiaux de transfert de technologie des cégeps du Québec):
  • 41 research centres regrouping 600 experts
  • Technical support and applied research in a number of areas of expertise provided to SMEs