CEIP

 

 

CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL PORT EXPERTISE 

A DIVISION OF INREST

 

 

 

Mission

The Centre for Industrial Port Expertise (Centre d’Expertise Industrialo-Portuaire - CEIP) aims to offer services and scientific expertise in environment and occupational health. Experts and researchers from various sectors provide industry and port managers from the St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada, and abroad, with centralized services in research and development, as well as technical support adapted to issues relating to the environmental challenges of managing and operating industrial port zones. All this is done in accordance with the Environmental Quality Act, the Sustainable Development Act, the Environmental Assessment Act, and any other applicable legislation. 

 

Any business, industry, government organisation, municipality, Indigenous community, port authority, and harbour, can become a member of CEIP by submitting an application and paying the required registration fee.

 

 

 

Distinctive features and advantages of CEIP 

  • Ensures confidentiality in project and case management;
  • Common research fund as a leverage for government subsidies;
  • Allows to group together, within a same project, the common needs of different industrial-, port-, and municipal areas, as well as the significant common costs for these projects;
  • A multidisciplinary team of experts and scientists, managed by a third party having experience in managing projects involving industries, municipalities, government agencies, as well as corporate social responsibility, offering:
    • a neutral scientific credibility favouring social acceptability;
    • decision-making support linked to ecosystem conservation and environmental management;
    • scientific support for public outreach, making data and results easy to understand for the public

 

 

Direct participation in research in industrial port areas

Members of CEIP have the possibility to participate in one or more research projects in industrial- and/or port areas in which they are interested. They will notably have access to the expertise of hundreds of researchers, including members of Québec-Océan (regrouping scientists and partners or several Quebec universities, ministries, non-governmental organisations and federal research laboratories). 

 

They also have the possibility to participate in events such as traning days or conferences relating to industrial and/or port themese. These events are an opportunity to present ongoing projects and allow for an exchange and transfer of knowledge and expertise between research members and stakeholders of the research and innovation community. Additionally to having the opportunity to participate to the validation of tools and techniques used in industrial and port areas, members will also have access to all data resulting from the collective CEIP research, as well as pilot laboratories and factories through our partners, and to various sampling equipment and tools.

 

 

Sharing the costs and the risks of common research 

Research activities are partially funded by our members' subscription. Members will be entitled to fiscal advantages on their membership fees to the Centre for expertise. Thus, under the Quebec Taxation Law (LIQ), businesses may reclaim a tax credit, repayable by 35% on the fees paid to the Centre., insofar as these fees are used to for R&D in Quebec. 

It is not necessary for a business to be established in Quebec in order to benefit from this advantage, but it must operate a business in Canada.

 

 

 

Participation in common research

Each member is involved in the decision-making process that determines the direction of the research. Thus, members' needs are taken into account and remain a priority. 

 

 

Scientific collaborators of INREST

 

 

 

 

Executive committee 

Each member may present themselves to the Executive Committee (EC). Members of the committee are elected every year for a period of two years. 

The Executive Committee decides on the main direction of research projects.

This committee receives, analyses and selects research projects submitted by the scientific committee, which will be carried out in the context of common research. 

 

 

 

Scientific committee

The Scientific Committee (SC) plays an important role in guiding research activities, to ensure, on the one hand, the scientific merit and validity of research projects proposed by members; and also plays an important role in the development of projects submitted to the Executive Committee for the CEIP's annual project selection. On the other hand, the EC will ensure that the projects falls within the mission of the CEIP.

 

 

 

Any person or organisation wishing to become a member of CEIP, please contact INREST directly at marieve@inrest.ca - 418-968-4801, ext. 5720.