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The Réseau Innovation 4.0 Network
The recently established “Réseau Innovation 4.0 Network” reaches out to the entire industrial sector of Quebec and showcases the achievements of a critical mass of Industry 4.0 expertise in the province.
The objective of the group is to meet a growing demand from organizations linked to Industry 4.0 in terms of research and development (technology needs) as well as training. There is a strong need to train personnel so they can integrate into centres of excellence and SMEs. The network will be an important platform fostering collaboration among universities in collaborative research, knowledge sharing, fundraising, and access to infrastructure and resource sharing.
Industry 4.0 is the digitization of a company’s physical assets and the company’s integration into digital ecosystems along with its value chain partners, from suppliers to customers. It uses smart technology and real-time data to increase flexibility, customization, efficiency and productivity, and to reduce time, costs and innovation cycles.
Industry 4.0 will require innovation on two fronts: smart products and smart processes. It will also require substantial change to the workforce, which will need to be trained and skilled to work in an Industry 4.0 environment; this is one of the greatest challenges of the fourth industrial revolution.
The 2019 Edition of ÉTS Summer School
The “Industry 4.0” Summer School is an opportunity to advance your technical skills, network with colleagues and visit industry partners. During this three-day summer school, come learn about the challenges and solutions that will prepare industry and academia for the advent of Industry 4.0.
- Renowned industrial and academic speakers
- Advancement of technical skills
- Hands-on workshop “Cyber-Physical System”
- Student Poster Expo & Competition
- Research laboratory visits
- Networking lunches and cocktail
Participants who complete the program will receive a certificate attesting to the successful completion of the Industry 4.0 Summer School. This program qualifies for OIQ credits upon verification of their regulation on mandatory continuing education for engineers. The program’s activities are eligible if the content is related to your professional activities. See the program.
Lucas Hof is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at ÉTS. His research interests include advanced and circular manufacturing, micromachining, mechatronics and electrochemical manufacturing.
Program : Mechanical Engineering
Research laboratories : DYNAMO – Research Laboratory in Machine, Process and Structural Dynamics