Fundings from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Government of Quebec

ÉTS receives $10M to fund four research projects with a total investment value of $ 39.1M

Tuesday, March 9, 2021


 

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Sylvain Cloutier, Mohammad Jahazi, Ghyslain Gagnon, Rita Noumeir, Georges Kaddoum and Mohamed Cheriet.

The École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) has received $10 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Government of Quebec to carry out four research projects related to Industry 4.0, decision-making in medicine, peripheral computing and the design of new materials. The total value of these projects is $ 39.1 million.

"This important support will make possible innovations that will have an impact not only on the socio-economic development of our society, but also on the lives of citizens. The CFI and the Government of Quebec, through their support and confidence, will enable engineering researchers at the ÉTS to make technological advances and continue to prove that Montreal is a hub of innovation," said François Gagnon, Director General of the ÉTS.

Intelligent cybernetic value chain network

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 have each contributed $3 million to this project (total contribution of $6 million to the ÉTS).   

To find out more: Intelligent cybernetic value chain network

Multimodal intelligent infrastructure for research on children in critical condition

Professor Rita Noumeir from the Department of Electrical Engineering will be working on this project.In addition to the ÉTS, several other partners will collaborate on this project: The Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, the Université de Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal.

The CFI and the Government of Quebec each contributed $200,000 to the ÉTS for this project (total contribution of $400,000).

To find out more: Multimodal intelligent infrastructure for research on children in critical condition

Atomistics of natural and manufactured materials 

Professor Mohammad Jahazi of the Department of Mechanical Engineering will be working on this project. In addition to the ÉTS, several other partners will collaborate on this project, which will be led by Polytechnique Montréal, including the Université de Montréal, the Université de Sherbrooke and McGill University.

The CFI and the Government of Quebec each contributed $200,000 to the ÉTS for this project (total contribution of $400,000).    

To find out more: Atomistics of natural and manufactured materials 

Distributed Digital Intelligence Network (D2IN): Development of disruptive and low-cost microsystems for edge computing

Researchers Georges Kaddoum, Sylvain Cloutier and Ghyslain Gagnon, all from the Department of Electrical Engineering, will be working on this project. 

In addition to the ÉTS, the network will include four other partner universities: The Université de Sherbrooke, McGill and Concordia Universities, and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR).

The CFI and the Government of Quebec each contributed $1.6 million to the ÉTS to finance the acquisition of state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment for this project (total funding of $3.2 million).

To find out more: Distributed Digital Intelligence Network (D2IN): Development of disruptive and low-cost microsystems for edge computing 

About the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent organization created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI’s mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians. For more information: Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Chantal Crevier

Communications Service

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