INDUSTRY 4.0: Summer School will teach you all about it 

The 4th Industrial Revolution is here. Be ready! 

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a professional, a professor or a student, you must get ready to turn the corner with the 4th Industrial Revolution, also known as “Industry 4.0”. ÉTS is offering to help by hosting the “Industry 4.0” Summer School.

Join us from August 26 to 28, 2019 to learn more about the challenges that the labour market, companies and universities will face in preparing for this revolution. 
Take part in our practical workshops, attend conferences and visit research laboratories.

Take advantage of this opportunity to:

  • Enhance your knowledge;
  • Improve your technical know-how; 
  • Forge ties with colleagues; 
  • Get an overview of upcoming innovations.

This program gives entitlement to OIQ admissible credits, subject to verification under the Regulation Respecting Mandatory Continuing Education for Engineers: The activities indicated in the program are eligible if the content is linked to professional activities. 

The Program:

  • Well-respected speakers from industry and academia 
  • Practical workshop: “Cyber-Physical System”
  • Booths and poster competition for students 
  • Visits to research laboratories
  • Networking lunches and cocktail reception

This program gives entitlement to OIQ admissible credits, subject to verification under the Regulation Respecting Mandatory Continuing Education for Engineers: The activities indicated in the program are eligible if the content is linked to professional activities. 

Industry 4.0

For companies, Industry 4.0, also known as the 4th Industrial Revolution, means digitizing their material assets and integrating them into their digital ecosystems.

By linking value chain partners with digital ecosystems, companies can use data in real time to optimize flexibility, productivity, costs and innovation cycles. 

In order to accomplish this, they must innovate on two fronts: products and smart processes. They must also be able to rely on a skilled workforce that is equipped to work in an Industry 4.0 environment. 

Innovation 4.0. Network

The Innovation 4.0 Network brings together researchers from Concordia University, Université Laval, McGill University, Université de Sherbrooke, Polytechique Montréal, UQAM, UQTR and ÉTS. Its objective is to promote collaborative research and the sharing of knowledge, resources and infrastructure assets related to Industry 4.0.

It was created in response to the growing need for training, research and technological development in industry. 

It provides an incomparable showcase for Québec’s achievements and expertise, and for encouraging SMEs and centres of excellence to train a workforce that is equipped to tackle the challenges that Industry 4.0 represents. 



Download the program (pdf)

Special activity: August 29
industrial visit: Festo Didactic

Festo, a leading global manufacturer of process control and factory automation solutions, has invited us to tour its subsidiary in Québec City. Bus transportation is available for participants (Montréal to Québec City – round trip). 

Cost: $ 50  

  • Departure to Québec City: at 7:45 am from the Maison des étudiants
  • Return to Montréal:  3:00 pm 
  • Lunch is offered by Festo Didactic. 

Charles Despins 

Claire Samson

Tasseda Boukherroub

Sylvie Nadeau
Notes biographiques (pdf)

Katherine Schmidt 
Notes biographiques (pdf)

François Bilodeau 
Notes biographiques (pdf)

Frederic Scherer
Jitbase et Alta Precision
Notes biographiques (pdf)

Benoit Pomerleau
Notes biographiques (pdf)


F. Bélisle 
Festo Didactic
Notes biographiques (pdf)


Hélène Fortier
Notes biographiques (pdf)


Jeffrey Dungen
Notes biographiques (pdf)


Luis Antonio de Santa-Eulalia
Université de Sherbrooke
Notes biographiques (pdf)

Yves Proteau 
Notes biographiques (PDF)

Ismaïl Ben Ayed

Matthew Toews

Roland Maranzana
Notes biographiques (pdf)

Chrys Chabert 
Notes biographiques (PDF)

Julie-Maude Arbour
Notes biographiques (PDF)

Serge Payette
Notes biographiques (PDF)

Isabelle Limoges
Manufacturiers et Expotateurs du Québec 
Notes biographiques (pdf)

Élaine Mosconi 
Université de Sherbrooke

Louis Rivest 

Vincent Thomasset-Laperrière 
Productique Québec 
Notes biographiques (pdf)

Michaël Gardiner
Notes biographiques (pdf)

Massoumeh Kazemi Zanjani
Université Concordia
Notes biographiques (PDF)

Fiona Zhao
Université McGill

François Coallier
Notes biographiques (PDF)

Rolf Wüthrich
Université Concordia 

Saïd Hany Moustapha

Richard Chénier

Christophe Danjou
Polytechnique Montréal 

Emilie A. Lachance 

François-Xavier Bélisle
Festo Didactic

Christian Rémillard
Festo Didactic
Notes biographiques (PDF)


François Gingras
Notes biographiques (PDF)

Jérémie Voix 
Notes biographiques (PDF)

Maha Ben Ali 
Consortium 4.0. 
Notes biographiques (PDF)

Jean-Marc Frayet 
Polytechnique Montréal 

Comité des étudiants 4.0


Poster Competition

Poster competition 

The Industry 4.0 Summer School will feature a poster competition that will allow students to show off their research and communication skills. The poster competition is open to all students. 

Interested to participate? Please, send your name and the title of your postal by email at


•    Format: 24 x 36 inches


To be determined. 

Displaying posters

Posters can be displayed beginning at 12:00 noon on Monday, August 26, and must be removed by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, August 27.

  • Professionnals: $575 
    • Daily registration (for professionals):  $230 
  • Professionnals (SME - 50 employees and less): $260 
    • Daily registration (for professionals - SME - 50 employees and less):  $145 
  • Professors: $260 
  • University Employees: $260 
  • Students: $145 

Registration fees include the following:

  • Conferences
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunches
  • Cocktails (August 26 and 27)

Registration fees do not include the following:

  • Hotel 
  • Transportation

Participants can take advantage of a preferential rate ($159 per night) at the Alt Hotel located near the ÉTS campus. Simply contact the Hotel (514-375-0220 or 1-855-823-8120) to reserve a room, and mention that you are attending the Industry 4.0 Summer School. For more information, please visit Alt Hotel Montréal.


Registration Form

Online: Eventbrite

The Innovation 4.0 Network
More than 300 professors More than 300 professors from 8 universities
Close to 70 industrial partners  Close to 70 industrial partners
Nine main research areas Nine main research areas

House of Students

The Summer School Industry 4.0 will be held at the ÉTS House of Students. 

Parking for participants: Please read the Adresses and Opening Hours webpage. 

Thank you to our sponsors

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