CISA

Center for Social Innovation in Agriculture

Cégep de Victoriaville

CISA’s mission is to study and conduct applied research projects in the field of social innovation, the results of which are of practical relevance to society and the agriculture and agriculture and agri-food industry. CISA delivers its services through training, knowledge transfer, and civic education.

The Centre d’innovation sociale en agriculture (CISA) promotes a user-centreed participatory approach that involves identifying challenges and finding solutions to address them. Services provided by the CISA include diagnostic studies, surveys, evaluations and case studies, drawing up development plans, awareness raising activities and extension services, training and conferences.

In practical terms, its services are divided into three fields:

  • Applied research and carrying out experimental projects
  • Technical help
  • Knowledge transfer.

CISA

475, rue Notre-Dame Est Victoriaville G6P 4B3 819 758-6401

General Expertises

  • Agri-food and bio-food sectors
  • Agriculture
  • Agroecology
  • Circular economy
  • Ecology and biodiversity
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Family
  • Future resources
  • Health
  • Immigrant integration
  • Intelligent vehicles
  • Intergenerational and intercultural integration
  • Local farming
  • Northern climate
  • Open innovation
  • Organic agriculture
  • Social innovation
  • Social science
  • Sustainable development
  • Territorial development
  • Waters

Specific expertises

  • Food systems, from a seed to the plate
  • Support and assistance for SMEs, organizations, groups, individuals working in the food system
  • The vitality of territories through the deployment of social innovations in agriculture

Areas of intervention

  • Aging
  • Agri-food and bio-food sectors
  • Agriculture
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digital technologies
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Future resources
  • Geographic information system (GIS)
  • Health
  • Immigrant integration
  • Industry 4.0
  • Integration of disabled persons
  • Intelligent vehicles
  • Intergenerational and intercultural integration
  • Organic agriculture
  • Smart cities
  • Social innovation
  • Social science
  • Software development
  • Sustainable development
  • Transportation
  • Waters

Examples of applications

  • Aboriginal food system: gathering knowledge on traditional foods to improve the health of communities through healthy eating
  • Contribution to social innovation through the robotization of an agricultural vehicle and the creation a meaningful relationships between the future users, designers and manufacturer of an electric and autonomous agricultural vehicle
  • Innovative strategy to support the establishment and unrelated transfer of agricultural enterprises: set up and test a support system designed to facilitate the establishment and unrelated transfer (out-of-home) of agricultural enterprises
  • Recycling of agricultural plastics: experimenting with a collaborative device to promote the optimization of a collection system for agricultural plastics