Arising from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologie (FRQNT) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC), CIRODD is the first strategic group in sustainable development in Québec.
CIRODD is a research, development and reference centre in the operationalization of sustainable development, whose mission is to accelerate the transformation of society in order to support the socio-environmental transition through sustainable innovation and transdisciplinarity. It has adopted ambitious trans- and interdisciplinary objectives that generate unprecedented synergies between researchers from various disciplines and actors in the field.
This essential social transformation will unfold through research and the implementation of collaborative approaches, tools and methods, capitalizing on the potential of technological breakthroughs and directly integrating the needs, objectives and aspirations of actors in the field. CIRODD catalyzes, enlightens, advises, mobilizes and supports decision-makers and society stakeholders in making decisions based on the best scientific knowledge and practices.
CIRODD’s vision is to catalyze the vital forces in science, governance, and the various stakeholders through major transdisciplinary projects, with the goal of making Québec society significantly more sustainable by 2025.
CIRODD also strives to be recognized at the local and international levels as a key research, development and reference centre; to have its members recognized for their valuable, relevant scientific productions; and to see the people trained within its ecosystem transform practices at the organizations that hire them.