Innovation maritime (IMAR) is an applied research center affiliated with the Institut maritime du Québec (IMQ), component of the Rimouski College. IMAR is a non-profit organization, led by a board of directors comprised of representatives from the marine industry and the research sector. It has the status of a College Center for Transfer of Technology (CCTT) conferred by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEES) and the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI). Innovation maritime has been a member of Synchronex since 2002. It has also been recognized as a Technology Access Center (TAC) since April 2019.

Our mission

The mission of Innovation maritime is to contribute to the development of the marine sector and stimulate excellence through innovation. Innovation maritime aims to develop solutions for the benefit of companies through applied research, technical assistance and information dissemination.

Financial aid

As a member of Synchronex, Innovation maritime can benefit its clients from government financial programs and tax credits related to research and development. Ask our team for more information.


Since its creation, Innovation maritime has completed more than 350 applied research, technical assistance and information delivery projects carried out on behalf of, or in partnership with, the Canadian marine sector.

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