Organization


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 distribution.

Our values

  • Forward-thinker

    Innovation maritime wants to be the leader in its field, a leader, a visionary and before its time.

  • Team spirit

    This translates into active involvement of everyone, listening, sharing of expertise and information, pursuit of common goals, collaboration and a positive attitude within the organization.

  • Professionalism

    Characterized by the respect of the partners, the quality of the work of the employees, by their professional rigor, by the update of their knowledge as well as by their high level of performance and expertise.

  • Commitment

    Our sense of belonging and commitment to the organization and its objectives (dynamic coordination of efforts and actions to achieve results).

History

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

Timeline

2001


In 2001, Innovation maritime begins its activities and quickly establishes a multidisciplinary team to answer the needs of navigation sectors, management of the marine transport and ports, marine mechanics, naval architecture as well as professional diving.

 

2002


Innovation maritime is recognized as a College Center for Technology Transfer (CCTT) in 2002. From December, individuals and companies that entrust Innovation maritime with a research and development mandate can benefit from significant tax credits through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR & ED) tax credit programs.

 

2003


The submariner evacuation simulator, inaugurated in the spring of 2003, is making a name for itself around the world. This installation represents the fruit of a team project that combines all the expertise of Innovation maritime, from conception until it’s put into operation

 

2006


A year of strong growth for Innovation maritime in 2006, where about fifty projects are completed, including a successful collaboration between four regional research centers generates a demonstration project of ballast water treatment which represents an environmental concern for the marine industry.

 

2010


Built in 2010, the prototyping workshop of Innovation maritime was funded by the Québec government and the Rimouski Collège. It’s a 1,500 m2 workshop with an electronic design laboratory and an adjacent gas laboratory as well as a multipurpose room. The workshop contains applied research and prototyping equipment, some of which were purchased as part of this investment. This workshop is used to develop and test technological innovations to facilitate the development of SMEs in Québec; to demonstrate technology and familiarize IMQ students with new technologies affecting their profession.

 

2015


Innovation maritime takes stock of its activities over the past five years and leads a reflection on identifying its strengths/weaknesses, reviews its position and defines its future orientations. An assessment of its CCTT status is being conducted and the Québec government has confirmed the renewal of its core funding for the next five years. This announcement reflects the relevance and quality of projects completed in recent years and also the recognition of Innovation maritime’s mandate in the marine sector.

 

2019


The year 2019 marked a significant milestone in IMAR’s evolution with its designation as a Technology Access Center (TAC), providing further recognition of its unwavering commitment to technological excellence and the positive economic impact of its endeavors.

 

Team

Depending on the nature of the projects and the mandates that are entrusted to the research center, the teams can be remodeled to gather all the necessary expertise for their realization.

In addition, all this expertise is backed by strong skills in administration, business management and finance

Direction / Administration

  • Sylvain Lafrance, M. Sc.

    Executive Director, ext. 4601
    slafrance@imar.ca

  • Isabelle Durette

    Executive Assistant, ext. 4600
    idurette@imar.ca

  • Alexandre Boudreau, M. Sc. A.

    Operations Director
    aboudreau@imar.ca

  • Raphaël Côté, ing., M. Sc. A.

    Director, Business Development and Communications, ext. 4605
    rcote@imar.ca

  • Marie-Josée Caron, CPA

    Financial Director, ext. 4602
    mjcaron@imar.ca

  • Agathaëlle Dorsainvil

    Administrative technician
    adorsainvil@imar.ca

  • Benoit Yves Thériault, ing.

    Special projects
    bytheriault@imar.ca

Maritime Transport/Navigation

  • Damien Morandi, ing.

    Maritime Transport Analyst, ext. 4606
    dmorandi@imar.ca

Maritime Intelligence

  • Pascal Dubé

    Team Manager, ext. 4604
    pdube@imar.ca

  • Joël Cyr

    Programmer Analyst
    jcyr@imar.ca

  • Jonathan Roy

    Programmer Analyst
    jroy@imar.ca

  • Emmanuelle Doucet

    Interactive Media Developer
    edoucet@imar.ca

  • Émilie Duchesne

    Programmer
    educhesne@imar.ca

Design & Marine Engineering

  • Simon Bouchard, ing.

    Team Manager
    sbouchard@imar.ca

  • Jean-David Godin, ing.

    Research Professional, ext. 4626
    jdgodin@imar.ca

  • Marc-André Cusson, ing.

    Research Professional, ext. 4607
    macusson@imar.ca

  • Frédérick Landry, CPI

    Research Professional
    flandry@imar.ca

  • Stéphane Gagnon

    Mechanical Engineering Technician, ext. 4624
    sgagnon@imar.ca

  • Samuel Desgagné

    Mechanical Engineering Technician, ext. 4622
    sdesgagne@imar.ca

Energy & Environment

  • François Xavier Rioux, ing.

    Research Professional, ext. 4618
    fxrioux@imar.ca

  • Mareen Thiboutot Rioux, Ph. D.

    Research Professional
    mtrioux@imar.ca

  • Sébastien Duquette, CPI

    Research Professional, ext. 4614
    sduquette@imar.ca

  • Frédéric Darveau

    Research Professional
    fdarveau@imar.ca

Acoustics & Vibrations

  • Jean-Christophe Gauthier Marquis, M. Sc.

    Team Manager, ext. 4625
    jcgmarquis@imar.ca

  • Kamal Kesour, Ph. D.

    Research Professional, ext. 4629
    kkesour@imar.ca

  • Simon St-Pierre

    Research Professional, ext. 4609
    sstpierre@imar.ca

  • Julien St-Jacques, CPI

    Research Professional, ext. 4615
    jstjacques@imar.ca

  • Raphaël Tremblay, CPI

    Research Professional, ext. 4603
    rtremblay@imar.ca

Team

Depending on the nature of the projects and the mandates that are entrusted to the research center, the teams can be remodeled to gather all the necessary expertise for their realization.

In addition, all this expertise is backed by strong skills in administration, business management and finance.

Administration / Business Development

  • Sylvain Lafrance

    Executive Director, ext. 4601
    slafrance@imar.ca

  • Alexandre Boudreau

    Business Development Director, ext. 4605
    aboudreau@imar.ca

  • Isabelle Durette

    Executive Assistant, ext. 4600
    idurette@imar.ca

  • Marie-Josée Caron

    Financial Controller, ext. 4602
    mjcaron@imar.ca

Maritime Intelligence

  • Dany Lamontagne

    Team Leader – AI Specialist, ext. 4604
    dlamontagne@imar.ca

  • Pascal Dubé

    Analyst-programmer, ext. 4612
    dlamontagne@imar.ca

  • Emmanuelle Doucet

    Interactive Media Developer
    edoucet@imar.ca

  • Émilie Duchesne

    Programmer, ext. 4616
    educhesne@imar.ca

  • Marcel Ramet

    3D Modeler/Artist
    mramet@imar.ca

    Engineering

    • Gabriel Dugas

      Eng. – Team leader, ext. 4613
      gdugas@imar.ca

    • Mareen Thiboutot-Rioux

      Ph.D. Chemistry, ext. 4603
      mtrioux@imar.ca

    • Marie-Laurence Bazinet

      CEP, ext. 4615
      mlbazinet@imar.ca

    • Kamal Kesour

      Acoustic Specialist, ext. 4629
      kkesour@imar.ca

    • François Xavier Rioux

      Eng., ext. 4618
      fxrioux@imar.ca

    • Jean-David Godin

      Eng., ext. 4626
      jdgodin@imar.ca

    • Jean-Christophe Gauthier-Marquis

      Physicist, ext. 4625
      jcgmarquis@imar.ca

    • Louis-Michel Théberge

      Electrical Engineering, ext. 4630
      lmtheberge@imar.ca

    • Marc-André Cusson

      CEP
      macusson@imar.ca

    • Simon St-Pierre

      Engineering Researcher, ext. 4609
      sstpierre@imar.ca

    • Samuel Desgagné

      Mechanical Engineering tech., ext. 4624
      sdesgagne@imar.ca

    • Stéphane Gagnon

      Mechanical Engineering tech., ext. 4623
      sgagnon@imar.ca

     

    Data Protection Officer

      • Marie-Josée Caron

        mjcaron@imar.ca
        418-725-3525 ext. 4602

       

      Board of directors

      • Pierre Parent

        President
        Pilot – Mid St. Lawrence Pilots Corporation

      • Mark Harney

        Administrator
        Technical Director Fleet- Canada Steamship Lines (CSL)

      • Christian Côté

        Administrator
        Professor, Department of Naval Architecture – Institut maritime du Québec

      • Mélanie Leblanc

        Vice-president
        Director – Institut maritime du Québec

      • Éric Hudier

        Secretary Treasurer
        Professor, mathematics department, computer and engineering – Université du Québec à Rimouski

      • Jean-François Belzile

        Administrator
        Director of Operations and Captain – Port of Montreal