A partner of excellence in innovation for more than a half century, the Université de Sherbrooke launched the first innovation park in a university setting in 2007. Innovation Park encourages regional, national and international scientific R&D initiatives by facilitating and supporting interaction and synergy amoung top industrial R&D specialists.
Innovation Park is creating strategic alliances with institutional, private and public research centres seeking to fast-trak their R&D activities by working together with research units from the Université de Sherbrooke
Designed as a sustainable development initiative, Innovation Park provides graduate students with access to specialized equipment of the highest calibre, offering them an outstanding training context for fundamental and
applied research. Both private and public organizations establish solid research partnerships with professors working in the university’s many fields of expertise. Thus, it is an ideal way to pool the innovation potential of all resources. Occupying an area of 500,000 m2, it can house up to thirty research centres.
The BRP-Université de Sherbrooke Centre for Advanced Technology has been operating since 2008 and the Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation (3IT) since 2012. Innovation Park is recognized by the prestigious International Association of Science Parks (IASP), which consists of more than 400 members located in 73 countries.
The research centres established at Innovation Park generate measurable effects on the development of research, on the training environment of students at all levels, and on the transfer of knowledge and technologies. The centres are widely recognized as environments of excellence, combining their research activities with the university’s research priorities. These centres make a significant contribution to the scientific, technological and knowledge transfer assets.