Saint-Laurent innovation ecosystem 

In keeping with its 2016-2018 Strategic Plan, DESTL is offering businesses an industrial innovation ecosystem, which is rallying a wide range of technical and financial business partners. The goal: to foster business growth.

The partners in this ecosystem are:


To begin the shift to industry 4.0, companies will use these nine technologies:


The Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ), in partnership with industry giant 4.0 Festo, announces the establishment of the first Quebec cyber-physical plant in Saint-Laurent(to read the le CRIQ press release). Manufacturers will thus have access to an innovative plant, equipped with production technologies and connected systems to master and develop industry projects 4.0



The cyber-physical plant illustrates the practical implementation of digital production.


This complete, modular and scalable factory model for industry 4.0 can be used to model many parts of the value chain. 


The CP Factory

This type of plant integrates all the relevant technologies of mechatronics and automation. These two videos clearly explain the CP Factory:


specific formations

The Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board, the Vanier College and the Saint-Laurent Cégep have jointly created the portal Unis pour les travailleurs de Saint-Laurent to present targeted training programs to meet labor market needs. 


the advisory committee Innovation

Its objective is to create a dynamic industrial innovation ecosystem and a plan of action to ensure the effective development of this ecosystem. This committee brings together academic and organizational actors as well as representatives of manufacturing companies.

  • Yves Beauchamp, vice-principal, Administration et finances, McGill University
  • Marco Blouin, directeur général, Direction générale de la science et de l’innovation (MESI)
  • Véronique Doucet, directrice, Service du développement économique, Ville de Montréal
  • Lyne Dubois, vice-présidente, Développement des affaires, CRIQ
  • Marina Frangioni, professeure, Williams School of Business, Bishop’s University
  • Jean-Sébastien Parent, directeur, Amélioration continue (PIM), L’Oréal ‒ usine
  • Laurent Simon, professeur agrégé et codirecteur, Pôle créativité et innovation, Mosaic HEC Montréal
  • (Entreprises à confirmer)
  • Josée Chiasson, directrice générale, DESTL



Contact one of the Economic Development Commissioners of DESTL, at 514 855-5757.

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