Program

  • February 14 2023
  • February 15 2023
07.30 – 08.45

Registration & Arrival

Welcoming participants
Networking
Breakfast

08.45 – 09.00

Opening Remarks

Alain Aubertin Chief Executive Officer, CRIAQ

Michel Dion Chairman of the Board of Directors, CRIAQ

09.00 – 09.15

Opening Remarks by the Secretary General of the ICAO

Juan Carlos Salazar Secretary General, ICAO

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09.15 – 09.25

Speech by Polytechnique Montréal

Annie Ross Assistant Director of Research and Full Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal

09.25 – 09.40

Vision & Perspective of an industry leader – CAE

Phillipe Couillard Vice-President, Global Engineering, CAE

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09.40 – 10.05

Showcase Impact Projects

Impact of CRIAQ projects – Overview of the results of CRIAQ teams’ research projects and the impact they will have on the sector.

Alice Zachary Project Manager, CRIAQ

10.05 – 10.20

Vision & Perspective of an industry leader - Bombardier

Benoit Breault Director, Research & Technology, Bombardier

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10.30 – 11.00

Networking Break

11.00 – 12.30

Presentations of Project Ideas

Future air mobility and sustainable aerospace

CRIAQ’s long awaited flagship event!

Attend the cutting-edge project idea sessions by industry experts!

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12.30 – 14.15

Lunch - Networking - Project booths

You don’t want to miss the face-to-face project idea networking periods to meet the project idea proposers and your future collaborators.

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14.20 – 14.30

Speech by ETS

Francois Gagnon Executive Director, ÉTS

14.30 – 14.45

Vision & Perspective of an industry leader - Bell Textron

Michel Dion Director of Innovation, Bell Textron

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14.50 – 15.30

Panel of major Canadian partners and organizations

Global Affairs Canada • SEDI • Innovation Canada • NSERC • NRC • Canada Economic Development

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15.30 – 15.45

Master Class: Digital Transformation and Sustainability - Investissement Quebec - CRIQ

Genevieve Lefebvre Director, Digital Transformation

Nicolas Turgeon Director, Environmental Performance

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15.50 – 16.15

Networking Break

16.15 – 16.25

Word by Bell Textron

Chantal Boucher Program Manager, Commercial Development Program, Bell Textron Canada

16.25 – 16.35

Announcement and launch of CRIAQ's strategic actions

Don’t miss the announcement of two new CRIAQ initiatives in which you could participate.

Mohammed Boutouba Senior Project Manager, CRIAQ

Pierre Daligault Project Manager, CRIAQ

16.35 – 17.10

Showcase Impact Projects

Impact of CRIAQ funded projects – Overview by teams of partners who will share results and illustrate how these results will generate benefits for the sector.

Alice Zachary Project Manager, CRIAQ

17.10 – 17.20

Closing Remarks

Elvi Dalgaard Materials Engineer, Pratt & Whitney

Alain Aubertin Chief Executive Officer, CRIAQ

07.30 – 08.45

Registration & Arrival

Welcoming participants
Networking
Breakfast

08.45 – 09.00

Opening Remarks

Launch of a scholarship program

Laurence Martin-Gosselin Director, Corporate Affairs & Special projects, CRIAQ

Guests

09.00 – 09.15

Vision & Perspective of an Industry Leader - Pratt & Whitney

Jean Thomassin Executive Director, New Products and Services, Pratt & Whitney

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09.15 – 09.35

How to launch a project with the CRIAQ

Clothilde Petitjean Program Director, CRIAQ

09.35 – 09.50

Speech by Investissement Quebec

Lyne Dubois Vice President, Investissement Québec - CRIQ

10.00 – 10.30

Networking Break

10.30 – 11.40

Presentations of project ideas

Digital Aviation Systems

CRIAQ’s long-awaited highlight!

Attend sessions featuring cutting-edge project ideas from industry experts!

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11.45 – 12.00

RPAS Session: Speech by Transport Canada and NRC

Carlos Ruella R&D RPAS Project Manager, Transport Canada

Charles Vidal Program Manager, Integrated Air Mobility (IAM), NRC

12.00 – 12.30

Presentation session of RPAS project ideas

Attend sessions featuring cutting-edge project ideas from industry experts!

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12.30 – 14.15

Lunch - Networking - Project booths

Don’t miss the face-to-face project idea networking periods to meet the project idea proposers and your future collaborators.

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14.15 – 14.30

Vision & Prospective of an industry leader – AIRBUS

Laurent Thomasson Clean Aviation Coordinator and Representative for the Airbus CTO, AIRBUS

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14.30 – 15.00

Presentations by International partners

Chrystelle Damar Strategic Planning and Regional Coordination Officer, ICAO

Manon Gaudet Assistant Director Aviation Cybersecurity, IATA

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15.00 – 15.40

Showcase Impact “My Aero thesis in 180 seconds”

Don’t miss this impact showcase as you will be asked to vote for the best student presentation!

Alice Zachary Project Manager, CRIAQ

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15.40 – 15.50

Speech by CAE

Patricia Gilbert Program Portfolio Manager, Research & Development Programs and Higher Education Relations, CAE

15.50 – 16.15

Networking Break

16.15 – 16.45

Status of SAF in Canada

Goeff Tauvette Executive Director, C-SAF

Moderator : Sylvain Cofsky CEO, Innovitech

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16.45 – 17.00

NRC Master Class: Low Emission Aviation Program

Pervez Canteenwalla Program Leader, Low-emission Aviation Program, National Research Council of Canada, CNRC

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17.00 – 17.10

Acknowledgements

Alain Aubertin Chief Executive Officer, CRIAQ

Michel Dion Chairman of the Board of Directors, CRIAQ

17.10 – 19.00

Networking Cocktail & Awards

09.00 – 09.15

Opening Remarks by the Secretary General of the ICAO

Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar will share highlights from the recent General Assembly of Members, focusing on the aviation industry’s commitment to carbon neutrality and advanced air mobility safety targets. He will also discuss how the International Civil Aviation Organization will ensure the sustainable growth of the global civil aviation system.

Juan Carlos Salazar Secretary General, ICAO

09.25 – 09.40

Vision & Perspective of an industry leader – CAE

CAE will present its 2020-2030 vision and technology roadmap, focusing on areas of development important to them for 2025 and the critical inflection points they anticipate maturing and demonstrate breakthrough technologies by 2030.

You will learn about the strategies CAE is adopting to achieve sustainability goals on all fronts: design and development, supply chain, production and testing, maintenance, and customer approaches, across the product lifecycle with respect to environmental and social acceptability.

Phillipe Couillard Vice-President, Global Engineering, CAE

10.05 – 10.20

Vision & Perspective of an industry leader - Bombardier

BOMBARDIER’s vision and technology roadmap elements for 2020-2030, with emphasis on areas of development important to them by 2025 and the critical inflection points anticipated to mature and demonstrate breakthrough technologies by 2030.

You will learn about the strategies BOMBARDIER is adopting to achieve sustainability objectives on all fronts: design and development, supply chain, production and testing, maintenance, and customer approaches, across the product lifecycle with respect to environmental and social acceptability.

Benoit Breault Director, Research & Technology, Bombardier

11.00 – 12.30

Presentations of Project Ideas

Don’t miss these bold project ideas aimed at transforming the aerospace sector through an unparalleled mobilization to accelerate transitions towards sustainable air mobility in line with CRIAQ’s Roadmap 2035.

Come and discover new propulsion solutions, new platform integration paths in the airspace, navigation systems, on-board digital technologies, new approaches to flight operations optimized by artificial intelligence, AI solutions to make manufacturing and maintenance even more efficient, and more.

These experts will not only present their ideas, but they are also looking for partners to work with them on their R&D projects. Come discuss with them and be part of the new innovations!

12.30 – 14.15

Lunch - Networking - Project booths

Explore opportunities to pool your expertise for the benefit of your development objectives and the targets of the CRIAQ Roadmap. Unique opportunities to create dynamic, stimulating and wealth-creating partnerships for the entire aerospace sector towards the achievement of our sustainable and resilient targets.

14.30 – 14.45

Vision & Perspective of an industry leader - Bell Textron

You will learn about the strategies BELL TEXTRON is adopting to achieve sustainability goals on all fronts: design and development, supply chain, production and testing, maintenance, and customer approaches, across the product lifecycle with respect to environmental and social acceptability.

BELL TEXTRON’s vision and technology roadmap elements for 2020-2030, with emphasis on areas of development important to them by 2025, and the critical inflection points anticipated to mature and demonstrate breakthrough technologies by 2030.

Michel Dion Director of Innovation, Bell Textron

14.50 – 15.30

Panel of major Canadian partners and organizations

The federal partners’ panel will bring together key CRIAQ partners who will present cases of companies that have benefited from coaching, financial support, and market intelligence throughout their corporate and technological development.

  • Corinne Guénette, Regional Director General (Quebec), Innovation Strategies and Policy Sector, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISE)
  • Pierre Lemieux, Deputy Regional Director (Quebec), Innovator Experience Directorate, Innovation Canada (IC-ISDE)
  • Mouhab Meshreki, Director General, Centre for Aerospace Research, National Research Council Canada (NRC)
  • Jeffery Nerenberg, Director, Research Partnerships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Division of Manufacturing, Communications and Technology
  • Lara Raoub, Director, Government Affairs, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
  • Ghislain Robichaud, Regional Director and Senior Trade Commissioner, Quebec and Nunavut Regional Office, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
15.30 – 15.45

Master Class: Digital Transformation and Sustainability - Investissement Quebec - CRIQ

Digital shift and environmental performance for a resilient and sustainable aerospace industry

Labour shortages, supply chain disruptions, climate change, etc. In a context of major upheaval, digital and technological evolution is vital for businesses today. More than ever, business vision, green economy and industrial innovation must act in perfect synergy for greater productivity and competitiveness.

While the concepts of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation are omnipresent in the discourse and have inspired many companies to invest in technology over the past ten years, it is also imperative to consider the environment, society, and governance (ESG) aspects in this shift to promote a resilient and sustainable industry.

In this conference, Genevieve and Nicolas will share their vision of an integrated approach where digital transformation and industrial environmental performance go hand in hand.

Genevieve Lefebvre Director, Digital Transformation

Nicolas Turgeon Director, Environmental Performance

09.00 – 09.15

Vision & Perspective of an Industry Leader - Pratt & Whitney

PRATT & WHITNEY’s vision and technology roadmap elements for 2020-2030, with emphasis on areas of development important to them by 2025 and the critical inflection points anticipated to mature and demonstrate breakthrough technologies by 2030.

You will learn about the strategies PRATT & WHITNEY is adopting to achieve sustainability goals on all fronts: design and development, supply chain, production and testing, maintenance, and customer approaches, across the product lifecycle with respect to environmental and social acceptability.

Jean Thomassin Executive Director, New Products and Services, Pratt & Whitney

10.30 – 11.40

Presentations of project ideas

Don’t miss these bold project ideas aimed at transforming the aerospace sector through an unparalleled mobilization to accelerate transitions towards sustainable air mobility in line with CRIAQ’s Roadmap 2035.

Come and discover new propulsion solutions, new platform integration paths in the airspace, navigation systems, on-board digital technologies, new approaches to flight operations optimized by artificial intelligence, AI solutions to make manufacturing and maintenance even more efficient, and more.

These experts will not only present their ideas, but they are also looking for partners to work with them on their R&D projects. Come discuss with them and be part of the new innovations!

12.00 – 12.30

Presentation session of RPAS project ideas

Autonomous Systems Idea Session

The autonomous systems segment is booming and CRIAQ is well engaged with a growing number of partners and projects. Together with Transport Canada and the National Research Council of Canada, CRIAQ invites you to this specific session of presentation of project ideas for the autonomous systems field in the context of the 4th joint call for projects of Canadian scope. Transport Canada and the National Research Council of Canada will share their vision of current developments and present initiatives supporting the growth of this dynamic sector.

12.30 – 14.15

Lunch - Networking - Project booths

Explore the possibilities of pooling your expertise for the benefit of your development objectives and the targets of the CRIAQ Roadmap. Unique opportunities to create dynamic, stimulating and wealth-creating partnerships for the entire aerospace sector towards the achievement of our sustainable and resilient targets.

14.15 – 14.30

Vision & Prospective of an industry leader – AIRBUS

AIRBUS will present their vision and technology roadmap for 2020-2030, focusing on areas of development important to them for 2025 and the critical inflection points they anticipate maturing and demonstrate leading-edge technologies by 2030.

You will learn about the strategies AIRBUS is adopting to achieve sustainability goals on all fronts: design and development, supply chain, production and testing, maintenance, and customer approaches, across the product lifecycle with respect to environmental and social acceptability.

Laurent Thomasson Clean Aviation Coordinator and Representative for the Airbus CTO, AIRBUS

14.30 – 15.00

Presentations by International partners

The panel of international organizations is an extraordinary opportunity to discover the action plans of these organizations and how they are linked with the authorities of the member countries, the key players of the industry and concrete initiatives of CRIAQ.

Chrystelle Damar Strategic Planning and Regional Coordination Officer, ICAO

Manon Gaudet Assistant Director Aviation Cybersecurity, IATA

15.00 – 15.40

Showcase Impact “My Aero thesis in 180 seconds”

Student Showcase – Presentation of projects carried out by emerging talents as part of the “My Aero Thesis in 180 seconds” contest, which aims to highlight their skills, knowledge and cutting-edge perspectives!

Don’t miss this impact showcase as you will be asked to vote for the best student presentation!

Alice Zachary Project Manager, CRIAQ

16.15 – 16.45

Status of SAF in Canada

One of the major contributions to reducing environmental impact and specifically greenhouse gases is sustainable alternative fuels for aviation (SAF). In this session, we will discuss the progress of SAF in Canada and the prospects for the future.

Goeff Tauvette Executive Director, C-SAF

Moderator : Sylvain Cofsky CEO, Innovitech

16.45 – 17.00

NRC Master Class: Low Emission Aviation Program

Aviation is transitioning to a zero-emissions future to reduce its impact on climate change. This conference will provide an overview of some of the National Research Council’s past, present and future work to accelerate this transition through activities on new aircraft configurations, sustainable fuels, electrification and hydrogen aircraft.

Pervez Canteenwalla Program Leader, Low-emission Aviation Program, National Research Council of Canada, CNRC