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Innovation at the service of the industry and the next generation

The ITHQ has 2 specialized research units, ExperiSens and the GastronomiQc Lab, which contribute to the evolution of practices in the customer experience and the Québec gastronomy fields.

ExperiSens : science and technology at the service of hospitality


The ITHQ’s college centre for the transfer of technology (CCTT), ExperiSens assists and guides companies in the development of innovative practices to optimize the experience of their customers and staff.

Research themes 

  • Customer experience
  • Employee experience
  • Welcoming environments
  • Tourist routes and flows

GastronomiQc Lab : a flavourful mix of knowledge


A joint initiative of Université Laval and the ITHQ, the GastronomiQc Lab carries out research, training and knowledge transfer activities to support the innovation and the outreach of Québec gastronomy.

Research areas

  • Products, uses and culinary techniques
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Restaurant services business management

Research at the ITHQ

Research team

Research at the ITHQ relies on a dynamic team of professor-researchers, collaborating instructors, students, interns and research administration specialists.

Graduate students
The ITHQ welcomes you!

Do you have a research project related to gastronomy or customer experience? The ITHQ will be more than happy to welcome you to its research team.

With unique facilities in Canada, access to funding and a vibrant community, we have everything you need to advance your field of expertise.



Do you like to taste, smell, experiment? 

Our researchers are always looking for participants to test their hypotheses and innovations. 

Add your contact information to our list to receive their next invitations. 

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