Intelligent cybernetic value chain network

The ÉTS has received $6 million from the CFI and the Government of Quebec to carry out an Intelligent cybernetic value chain network

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Government of Quebec are co-funding this projet with a total value of $11,5 million. Today, we present the project led by Professor Mohamed Cheriet.  

Intelligent cybernetic value chain network

The “Intelligent cybernetic value chain network” project aims to create a virtually scalable factory model by bringing together the digital systems of educational institutions that are supply chain partners in a dozen Canadian manufacturing companies. 

This project will make it possible to concretely “live” the digital transformation of a company towards Industry 4.0. The use of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, human-robotic interfaces, and manufacturing through recycling will allow researchers to study the performance of physical equipment in real time. In addition to being an innovation incubator, this project will contribute to the training of approximately 400 highly qualified people over a 5-year period. 

The project will be led by Mohamed Cheriet, professor-researcher in the Department of Systems Engineering at the ÉTS, in collaboration with colleagues from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Polytechnique Montréal as well as Concordia University, Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke, the Cégep de Sherbrooke and John Abbott College.

At the ÉTS, researchers Pierre Bélanger, Philippe Bocher, Tasseda Boukherroub, Vladmir Brailovski, Lucas Hof, Mohammad Jahazi, Roland Maranzana, Sylvie Nadeau, Kim Khoa Nguyen, David St-Onge and Antoine Tahan will be working on this project. Other professors and international collaborators, specialized in the conceptualization of practices related to Industry 4.0, will be added to the team.

The CFI and the Government of Quebec jointly contributed $6 million to this project, which has a total value of $11.5 million.

Chantal Crevier

Communications Service

514 396-8800, ext, 7893

All the news