François Adam, P.Eng.
General Manager of Innovative Vehicle Institute, François graduated in electrical engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke in 1992. With a rich career in electrification of transportation, he received the Prix Génie Innovation 2016 from the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, on behalf of IVI, for the development of the eLion electric school bus, the first all-electric heavy-duty vehicle to be commercialized in North America. Highly involved in the ecosystem, François is co-president of R&D innovation working group of Propulsion Québec and sits on the board of directors of InnovÉÉ, a funding organization for research projects related to the electrical industry and the electrification of transportation. He is currently working on the development of the new building, which will make IVI a unique research center in Canada.
« IVI’s mission is very stimulating and helping companies accelerate their innovation projects is also very rewarding. And if these projects help reduce GHG emissions through the electrification of new types of vehicles, that’s ecstasy. I’m lucky to have a fantastic team of experts for whom working at IVI is more than a job, it’s a vocation, and I’m very grateful for that! »