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Technology Transfer and Innovation

IQDHO has been conducting technology transfer, innovation, and R&D projects for a number of years. Some twenty projects are carried out each year.

We handle two types of mandates:

  • Sectoral development projects:
  • They are publicly funded and the results benefit a number of businesses in one or more fields of activity.
  • Special mandates or projects:
  • They are privately funded and the results belong to the company and are confidential.


A Team Committed to Innovation

A team made up of scientists and project managers identifies priority R&D areas and ensures the smooth running of ongoing projects in cooperation with IQDHO specialists. The latter take part in designing and carrying out the projects. This winning formula enables the rapid transfer of results from public projects to consulting services and thus to growers and others involved in ornamental horticulture.

Promoting the Growth of Ornamental Horticulture

IQDHO is constantly spurring innovation by:

  • Identifying current and future challenges
  • Testing new technologies and inputs
  • Contributing to the development of new tools and technologies
  • Networking with international experts

By releasing the results from projects it conducts internally or as part of open partnerships, IQDHO contributes actively to innovation and the advancement of knowledge in the field of ornamental horticulture.

With its comprehensive perspective on the industry and up-to-the-minute news provided by its watch service, IQDHO is always tuned into the latest technologies and cutting edge information.


For more information on Technology Transfer and Innovation, please contact:

Marc André Laplante, agr. General Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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