Partnerships for innovation
In spring 2018, the Québec Port Authority (QPA) and Université Laval partnered and signed a framework agreement for research collaboration. Through the partnership, the Port and the university aim to combine forces to complete joint research projects by pooling their knowledge, expertise and technologies. This agreement takes the form of research projects related to port management in multiple sectors, including technological innovation, engineering, logistics and urban planning. Resolutely focused on achieving best practices in development and innovation, and building a close relationship with the community, the QPA sees its partnership with Université Laval as key element to long-term planning.
We have established a strategic partnership with Cégep Limoilou to usher in a new era of collaboration. The agreement allows the educational institution's professors and students to take advantage of port facilities to develop their work and expand their knowledge. In return, we rely on the Cégep's expertise for specific projects and challenges.
The Port of Québec's maintenance, engineering and environment departments are currently collaborating with Université Laval and Cégep Limoilou to develop a prototype for an electric mobile snow melter. This is an innovative concept since traditional snow melters run solely on fuel. The project will draw on each collaborators’ respective expertise and skills to design a snow melter that will allow the Port of Québec to greatly improve snow management at the Port in the Estuary and Anse-au-Foulon sectors while significantly reducing its impact on the community. Most notably, the snow melter will reduce the amount of transport necessary for snow removal.
Fondation Monique-Fitz-Back (FMFB)
In 2016, we collaborated with the FMFB on an educational guide addressing Port-Community relations for elementary and high school teachers. The guide was distributed in 2017.
We will be posting additional innovation partnerships here soon.