Industry 4.0 Summer School
Inaugural edition is a resounding successFriday, September 13, 2019
Lucas Hof, a Mechanical Engineering Professor, was given the mandate to organize the Industry 4.0 Summer School, the inaugural event held under the Innovation 4.0 Network banner, and it was a resounding success. A total of more than 100 students, professionals and academics participated in the event, which was held at ÉTS between August 26 and 28, 2019.
It’s no surprise that the Summer School garnered so much interest, considering the fact that corporate digital transformation is currently such a hot-button subject! The extensive range of issues addressed by the speakers at the event gave participants an opportunity to gauge the extent of its influence. Conference topics included the competence of the labour force, data valorization, the impact of digitalization on the workplace, cloud computing and the Internet of Things. In short, Industry 4.0 is much more than a technological revolution.
Festo, a leading global manufacturer of process control and factory automation solutions, lent ÉTS the equipment required for the Cyber-physical System workshop and opened the doors to its subsidiary in Québec City. A number of other sponsors were also instrumental to the success of the event, including CRIQ, Mitacs, Reely Active and Centech.
In light of the success of this first edition, there is every indication that the event will become an annual tradition, with all of the universities involved in the Innovation 4.0 Network hosting it in turn.
First International Innovation 4.0 Forum
If you missed the Summer School, but are still interested in Industry 4.0, a forum devoted to this subject, organized by the Innovation 4.0 Network, will be held at Palais des congrès in November. For more information or to register, please visit Forum
About the Innovation 4.0 Network
The Innovation 4.0 Network is intended to meet the needs of industry in terms of training, research and technological development. It currently includes 70 industrial partners and 300 professors associated with 8 Québec universities. The objective of the Network is to promote collaborative research and the sharing of knowledge, resources and infrastructure assets related to Industry 4.0.