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 united under common values.


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


Collaboration 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

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 the IVI 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, directeur général de l’IVI





The Institute for Innovative Vehicles 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. This new building will make the IVI the only research centre of its kind in Québec and Canada.

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Our ecosystem