Our Mission

Our mission is to conduct applied research, design and integrate state-of-the-art technologies applied to vehicles in order to help companies and organizations innovate, while aiming for positive economic and social benefits.

Commitment & values

The expertise of the Innovative Vehicle Institute is recognized thanks to its team of professionals and engineers who are unite under common values.


The entire IVI team carries out its projects with rigour and expertise and provides a service of exceptional quality.


Interactions are at the core of our work. We value internal teamwork and collaborative work with clients and partners.

Innovation & Creativity

Being always at the forefront of new technologies, we make it our duty to be at the cutting edge and take innovation further.

Board of Directors

The Innovative Vehicle Institute is governed by a Board of Directors composed of 11 members including 4 observer members who bring their varied and complementary expertise to the service of the transportation electrification industry.

Désirée Tremblay, Dana TM4

Thierry St-Cyr, InnovÉÉ

Cristina Telcian, Cégep de Saint-Jérôme

Nadine Le Gal, Cégep de Saint-Jérôme

Board members 

Daniel Simounet, Hitachi Energy

Jason Larocque, Kontron Canada Inc.

Éloïse Harvey, EPIQ Machinerie inc.

François Adam, Institut du véhicule innovant

Stéphane Gauthier, Cégep de Saint-Jérôme

Sylvain Chartier, Technologie Hypertronic Inc.


Daniel Breton, Mobilité Électrique Canada

Martine Éthier, Ville de Saint-Jérôme

Charles Lacaze, Ministère de l’Économie, Innovation et Énergie

The Institute for Innovative Vehicles at the heart of Quebec’s innovation chain

We are proud to make our expertise available to Quebec businesses and organizations. They can count on us to help them increase their capacity to innovate by carrying out bold projects. We also make it our duty to be actively involved in Québec’s innovation ecosystem and help create the Québec of tomorrow.  – François Adam, ing, General Manager at IVI





The Innovative Vehicle Institute was founded in 2015 following the merger of the Centre national du transport avancé (CNTA) and the Institut du transport avancé du Québec (ITAQ). As a result, we have more than 20 years of experience in transportation electrification and the development of technological solutions.

Winner of the Prix Génie Innovation 2016 for the development of an electric school bus, we have worked over the past 5 years with more than 120 companies, organizations, and partners.

In 2019, we received an investment of $12.7 million from the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation to begin construction of our new building. With this new building, the IVI is becoming an unique innovation center in Quebec and Canada.

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Our ecosystem