Key sectors

Advanced Manufacturing

A diverse and an innovative range of industries

The Advanced Manufacturing key sector is one of the Sherbrooke economy’s main drivers, with more than 370 businesses operating in 19 activity sectors. They thrive on innovation thanks to a specialized workforce and accessible, high-quality R&D infrastructure.


of businesses


of jobs

11 367

Flagship sectors

Five flagship sectors set themselves apart in Sherbrooke’s manufacturing industry:

  • Metal products
  • Plastic and rubber products
  • Machines
  • Wooden furniture and products
  • Transportation equipment
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R&D infrastructure

Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation

Located in the Innovation Park, the Institut interdisciplinaire d’innovation technologique (3IT) features an exceptional research and innovation ecosystem, open to collaboration among researchers, students, research professionals, businesses, and public and private organizations.

The 3IT has a cutting-edge infrastructure and specialized resources in design, prototyping, and assessment for launching and maturing technologies in strategic sectors such as:

  • Medical technologies
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Transportation
  • Energy
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Centre de technologies avancées BRP – Université de Sherbrooke

Located in the Innovation Park, the CTA BRP-Université de Sherbrooke is a Canadian leader in the development of specialized and advanced-technology vehicles related to:

  • Transportation electrification
  • Lightweight structures
  • Noise and vibration
  • Mobile connectivity and mobile apps
  • Predictive engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Vehicle dynamics

The CTA offers all the services related to R&D, including design, simulation, validation, and manufacturing.

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Productique Québec

Productique Québec is a technological transfer college centre affiliated with the Cégep de Sherbrooke. The organization assists manufacturing businesses in enhancing their productivity through digital technologies.

Productique Québec offers:

  • Digital diagnosis
  • Technical support
  • Applied research
  • Training
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Sherbrooke offers a range of education options, including vocational, college, and university programs. Many institutions also offer:

  • programs of studies with work internships—an opportunity to welcome dynamic new employees!
  • a continuing education component for businesses/employees.
Educational institutions
Centre de formation professionnelle 24-Juin Cégep de Sherbrooke Séminaire de Sherbrooke Université de Sherbrooke

Contact your expert

Nathalie Prince, B.B.A., Ec. D.

Director, Business Services – Advanced Manufacturing

819 820-6272
819 821-5577 ext. 201

Sherbrooke Innopole’s mandate ends on March 31, 2024. We invite you to contact Entreprendre Sherbrooke or the Service du développement économique of the Ville de Sherbrooke for further services.
Thank you to all Sherbrooke industrial and technological businesses, as well as to all our partners for the trust granted since 2009!