Innofibre - Centre d'innovation des produits cellulosiques of Cégep de Trois‑Rivières maintains its position at the top of the list of Canadian colleges according to "Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges 2021". https://researchinfosource.com/top-50-research-colleges/2021/list
More specifically, in the medium-sized category, Cégep de Trois-Rivières, through the results of its three technology transfer centers, is well positioned in all the rankings:
- 1st position for the contribution to industrial research directly supported by the private sector;
- 1st position - Number of Completed Research Projects
- 1st place - Number of Research Partnerships
- 2nd place - Industry Research Income
This recognition demonstrates the confidence of the private sector in the Innofibre team, and the quality of the work carried out. Innofibre's pilot and laboratory facilities meet the research and technology acceleration needs of several SMEs and large companies in the pulp and paper and biorefinery sectors.
For 33 years, Innofibre has contributed to the optimization of bioprocesses and the development of new biobased products. The results of the research work allow private partners to diversify their markets, create new jobs and contribute to the development of the forest industry. In addition to carrying out research projects according to the strictest standards, Innofibre participates in the development of qualified workers. Annually, some thirty college and university students are involved in the research projects and are often hired by the industrial partner.
In a context of green economic recovery where innovation will play an important role, it is important to have promising collaborations between the private sectors and research sectors. Innofibre is pursuing its mission to support innovation and diversification of biomass-based products by adapting paper technologies. Agile and daring, Innofibre’s team is always open to respond to challenges that generate environmental and socio-economic benefits in our regions and among our partners.
Innofibre would like to highlight the performance of the other two technology transfer centers of Cégep de Trois-Rivières, Centre de métallurgie du Québec and the C2T3. Finally, this distinction could not be obtained without the rigorous and dedicated work of Innofibre’s team and we sincerely thank them.
"Contribute to the technological positioning and sustainable development of the paper and biorefining industry, by supporting the innovation and diversification of products derived from biomass and by adapting papermaking technologies."