In March 2017, the Québec Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts (MRNF) and Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie (MEIE) launched the SM2 Initiative (also known as Smart Manufacturing 2.0), a program aimed to address structural competitiveness issues for Eastern Canadian sawmills and to promote the emergence of a new paradigm for increased diversification of new products and applications based on smart and agile technologies.
A $13 million grant has enabled FPInnovations and its partners to support 15 research projects that have generated value and spin-offs for the Québec forest industry.
It is now time to take stock of the various projects and results of the Initiative. To that end, FPInnovations invites all interested parties to a webinar that will present the innovations and impacts of the SM2 Initiative on the Quebec forestry sector.
The following persons will participate in the event:
- Mélanie Turgeon, Directrice générale – Direction générale de l’approvisionnement en bois et du développement économique (MRNF)
- Marco Blouin, Directeur général – Direction générale de la Science et de l’Innovation (MEIE)
- Denis Cormier, Vice-President – Research Operations at FPInnovations
- many of the researchers who participated in the projects.
In addition to a summary of the impacts, three industry-leading projects will be presented during the event, followed by a short question period. The session will conclude with how to access information from SM2 projects.
Please share this invitation with anyone who may be interested in the topic, and we hope to see many of you there!
To learn more about the SM2 Initiative, visit the Smart Manufacturing 2.0 webpage.