Novalait in numbers

in numbers

Since 1995,

11.6 M$

Amount invested by Novalait in research

54.9 M$

value of the research

600 M$

estimation of the potential benefits from the implementation of research results

Partnerships with private corporations, research funding and government agencies allow Novalait to multiply the impact of its investments in dairy research

An important
research portfolio

More than 125 research projects
8 industrial research chairs
2 strategic networks
13 pilot projects

An extensive
network of scientists

100 researchers in 12 institutions
11 Researcher positions
More than 400 trained professionals

Intellectual Property

28 patent applications
4 royalty-sharing agreements
2 licences
Software copyright

A word from the

"Research is not an expense but an investment!"


Gilbert Rioux
Dairy farmer and administrator of Novalait from 1997 to 2015

"The pre-commercial research is the research that industry cannot afford."


Michel Doré
Consultant, Gestion Michel Doré inc.

"What's interesting about Novalait is its focus on research that addresses the dairy industry's interests. We have the opportunity to give our opinion and orient research. Novalait makes a large amount of scientific information available to industry players that would we would otherwise not have access to. As an example, the Chair in Efficiency of Milk Processing Methods provided its initial findings on the use of membranes and cheese yields, which are useful to Saputo and the industry. What's more, research on animal well-being aligns with our commitment to environmentally responsible suppliers since we care about how the milk that we use is produced. Lastly, the students that participate in projects generate indispensable dairy knowledge, in addition to forming the next generation of scientists that the industry will be able to count on."


Richard Marier
Vice-President, Technical Services, retired in 2019, Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P.

"Congratulations on making the industrial research chair in eco-efficiency so productive!" The initial objective was to build local expertise in the eco-efficiency of dairy processing. I think we can say: mission accomplished!"


Michel Pouliot
Vice-President Research, Innovation & Development / Cheese, Butter & Ingredient category, Agropur Dairy Cooperative

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CILQ lors de la remise du prix Donat Roy 2015 à claude lambert