Creation of Novalait
First project: Quality of mozzarella
1,0 cent / hl for R&D
Industrial research chair on whey proteins
Research network on lactic bacteria
Creation of the position of transfer coordinator
Research partnership Novalait – AAC – FRQNT – MAPAQ
Pilot farms network
Already 52 research projects
Scholarship program with Canadian Dairy Commission
Canadian bovine mastitis and Milk quality research network; Industrial research chair in cheese technology and typicity
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Industrial research chair on milk components
Agropur coopérative is celebrating its 75 years! CILQ is celebrating its 50 years !
Industrial research chair in efficiency of milk processing
1,27 cent / hl for R&D
The FPLQ becomes Les Producteurs de lait du Québec
20 years later... more than 100 projects:
4 industrical research chairs,
2 strategic networks,
9 pilot farms projects,
13 Forums technologique,
350 trained professionnals.
"In March 2006, the CDC decided to invest a portion of its capital to stimulate the formation of a new generation of scientists who can support innovation in the Canadian dairy industry. In Quebec, we have relied on the expertise of Novalait to manage these scholarships. We want to thank the team of Novalait and members of its evaluation committees, in partnership with the FRQNT, for their rigor, professionalism and dedication. Congratulations to all our winners!"
Chantal Paul, chief, Communications and strategic planning
"It is an honor for CRIBIQ to forge a strategic partnership with Novalait. This partnership is part of an approach and a comprehensive philosophy for CRIBIQ, beyond the contributed funds, to strengthen innovation in the Quebec dairy production and processing in order to increase its competitiveness and improve the collective knowledge, and, thanks to a pre-competitive high-level collaborative research"
Mohammed Benyagoub, CEO, Consortium de recherche et d'innovation en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
"Dairy farmers recognize the importance of stimulating innovation through research to support the sustainability and future profitability of the industry. Over the past 20 years, the partnership between the PLC and Novalait contributed significantly to the advancement of the sector, among other via the financing and implementation of the Research Network on bovine mastitis, a dozen projects research in particular through the network of pilot farms, two industrial chairs and soon a third with the initiative on the sustainable Life of dairy cow. Congratulations and long live to Novalait!"
Émie Désilets, adjoint research director, Dairy Farmers of Canada
Portrait Danielle Rivard
An exceptional contribution to the dairy sector
Danielle Rivard was outstanding collaborator of the dairy sector and has profoundly influenced the development of Novalait as CEO from 1997 to 2014. Ms. Rivard believed in this new model combining research and practical applications for Quebec milk producers and processors. Thanks to her talent and dynamism, she was able to mobilize the resources to make Novalait an organization that raises today the respect in the Canadian dairy industry.