Smart cities often require large infrastructure projects, which are very extensive and expensive. One major risk of such projects is cost overruns. This project uses Internet-linked devices to monitor large construction sites to improve accountability for costs, worker safety and efficiency.

Private companies, academics and local stakeholders are forming a supercluster on GHG management using green hydrogen as a tool and CO2 as a resource to decarbonize heavy industry and port activities in Quebec. The supercluster wants also to help the Quebec battery sector to achieve its full maturity.

BELT is a non-profit organisation with the aim of developing the bioenergy sector in La Tuque. The goal is a wood bio-refinery that will produce drop-in biodiesel.

Cooperation of companies and university to promote and assess the feasibility of air taxis.

New algorithms for efficient allocation of electric vehicles – parking and energy resources between electric vehicles. Cooperation with partners in Quebec (Concordia University), Bavaria (University of Passau) and Ireland (University College Dublin).

The aim of the RQEI is to develop smarter regions through the production of scientific knowledge, the development of technologies and the training of highly qualified personnel in order to support the energy transition, in Quebec and elsewhere in the world.