R&D is as prevalent in world renowned research centers, such as CANMET Energy (Varennes, Ottawa, Vancouver) and Hydro-Québec Research Institute (LTE Energy Technology Laboratory, Shawinigan, Québec), as it is in Canada’s Agri-Food Process Engineering, Science and Technology facilities (Québec, New Brunswick, Ontario) and academic organizations, such as École Politechnique and École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) of Montréal, and McGill, Toronto, Laval, and Sherbrooke Universities.
R&D activity in these centers focuses on developing and promoting advanced refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning technologies, making them more and more energy efficient, while reducing their environmental impacts and improving human’s quality of life.
According to recent figures released by the publisher of the Canadian Refrigeration Journal, Canada is among the most prolific producers of scientific publications on refrigeration worldwide.
Its major metropolis, Montreal, and its capital, Quebec City, two dynamic and cosmopolitan cities are connected by motorway "King's Road" along the St. Lawrence River.
If you stay in Quebec a few days before or after ICR2019, you could taste its flavors and aromas, its nature, its history and hospitality, and more!
Montreal, Canada's second largest city, the most populous French-speaking city in North America and the fourth in the world after Paris, invites you to visit its historic district, Old Montreal and the Notre Dame Cathedral, with its Neo-Gothic style, the Biodôme, Botanical Garden, St. Catherine Street - a famous shopping street, the Rue Saint-Denis with its great restaurants and shops of all kinds, and to experience the nightlife on Crescent Street, with its sparkling and friendly clubs and terraces.
Since 1608, Quebec City, the cradle of French America and a UNESCO world heritage site since 1985, still retains its European flavor and is full of historic attractions in every corner. Quebec City invites you to visit its Citadel with its historic fortifications to discover 400 years of history and the Old City with its many museums, its funicular and its carriages.
Finally, go visit the Gaspé Peninsula and Percé rock with its sheer cliffs and the spectacular natural arch, take a cruise and make unforgettable experiences whalewatching in Tadoussac, or discover the exceptional national parks of the Charlevoix, Hautes-Gorges-de -the-Rivière-Malbaie and Grands-Jardins regions.
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You’re going to experience a city whose passion, joie de vivre and rich cultural heritage are legendary. Montrealers love to greet visitors and show off their city’s charms, so expect a very warm welcome. It’s like a taste of Europe right in North America.
Cryophysics & Cryoengineering
Liquefaction & Separation of Gases
Thermodynamics & Transfer Processes
Cryobiology, Cryomedicine & Health Products
Food Science & Engineering
Heat Pumps & Energy Recovery
Sustainable and High-Performance Buildings