The implementation of the Strategic Plan ‒ Daring to Change! led to vast organizational restructuring, including the creation of the Scientific Division, the Research and Expertise Division (REXD), the Strategic Watch Department, the Statistical Research and Surveillance Group, and the Knowledge Transfer and Partner Relations Department.
With the collaboration of the IRSST’s laboratories, Innovation Maritime developed a prototype of a modern, efficient portable system for analyzing and sampling breathable compressed air.
From here on, the Institute would play a role in defining standards for nanotechnologies as it was invited to serve on the ISO TC229 technical committee. It also helped establish NE3LS a research network that focuses on the ethical, economic, legal, social and environmental aspects of these new technologies.
Marketing of the anti-vibration handle
The company Parts HeadQuarters marketed the anti-vibration handle, which significantly reduces the transmission of vibrations to miners’ hands and bodies. The handle was desiged by the Groupe d’acoustique de l’Université de Sherbrooke and the Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (CANMET), whose work was funded by the IRSST.