Who we are

Mobility innovators for the mobility of tomorrow

Our mission? To accelerate the emergence of solutions and innovations by rallying partners in the electric and intelligent transportation ecosystem shaping tomorrow’s urban mobility

Jalon is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 by the City of Montreal. Formerly known as L’Institut des transports électriques et intelligents, Jalon has since been supported by both the provincial and federal governments to carry out a wide range of activities that support manufacturers of various backgrounds working to expedite innovative processes into practice.

Our approach

Learning, testing and sharing discoveries—the core of our approach.








Organization of research activities • Strategic anticipation • Technology monitoring • Opportunity studies • Market analyses


Stimulating ecosystem vitality • Consensus-building and co-creation workshops • Interview and survey design • Scientific committees • Citizen consultations • Start-up support • University research


Preparation of trial and demonstration plans • Drafting of research plans • Preparation of project protocols • Estimation of urban trial costs • Grant seeking and funding packages • Acceleration of the regulatory approval process


Establishment of physical and virtual infrastructures • Creation of dedicated testing spaces • Cross-referencing of open and private data sets


Trial and demonstration management • Technology showcases • Testing in controlled environments • Testing in actual urban settings • Integration of autonomous vehicles


Sharing of results and reach • White papers • Case studies • Position statements • Lunch & Learns • Conferences and panels • In-depth articles and newsletters

Jalon is a powerful lever for action

strategic anticipation and co-innovation

players around promising projects

trials in urban settings

sources of data optimization

social change

Selection Criteria and Intended Impacts

Jalon prioritizes its efforts based on the following selection criteria and related potential impacts:

Response to issues faced by cities and their residents

Improve city residents’ quality of life • Promote road safety • Reduce resource consumption • Facilitate city administration

Level of technological innovation

Supply the mobility value chain • Propose an innovative alternative • Adhere to a solid business model • Propel towards the future

Influence and promotion

Foster academic research • Facilitate industry networking • Present several facets of learning • Further local and international reach

Potential to increase data value

Promote evidence-based decision making • Focus on new services • Facilitate cross-fertilization with secondary data • Allow sharing within the ecosystem

Economic development capacity

Strengthen Montreal leadership • Stimulate the creation of qualified jobs • Generate valuable economic impact • Attract investments

Our fields of activity

To shape sustainable and intelligent mobility in an urban setting, Jalon is involved in several projects, offering services in five specific areas.