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Urban Transport, Vennture Project

Bombardier Transportation North America and 17 students from the Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal (engineering) , the School of Industrial Design at the University of Montreal (design) and HEC Montreal (business) worked on this project for a period of 8 months.

Vennture The project had two mandates : to improve the passenger experience of commuter trains and increase the energetic efficiency.

Students have made field studies to identify needs, proposed several concepts, justified the value of their ideas and validated by physical tests the objectives . Complexity of work in large team allowed them to develop their skills of negotiation and conflict resolution.

Seat lightened mounting seats without ground contact and software tools have been proposed to Bombardier Transportation. Elements of the project have already been taken over by Bombardier Transportation for further evaluation and some proposals were assigned to teams of internal development .


   01/09/2012 — 30/04/2013


  • Bombardier Transport, Client
  • Rémi Larouche, project lead
  • John-Marc Brunet, design
  • Pierre-François Chavenet, design
  • Olivier Dupras, design
  • Paul Charbonneau, Poly mechanical
  • Stéphanie Desjardins, Poly mechanical
  • Jonathan Dion-Fortin, Poly mechanical
  • Bassem Nassour, Poly mechanical
  • Murphy Stéphane Pierre, Poly mechanical
  • Vincent Poliseano, Poly mechanical
  • Sébastien Poncelet, Poly mechanical
  • Mame Aissatou Camara, Poly electrical
  • Marc Castanet, Poly electrical
  • Frédéric Mikhail, Poly electrical
  • Maxime Ulrich Ndjantou Nouya, Poly electrical
  • Ariane Gauthier Roy, HEC
  • Diego Meija-Alfaro, HEC
  • James Morneau, HEC
  • Aurelian Vadean, Engineering supervisor
  • Daniel Spooner, Engineer in residence
  • Julie Paquette, Business supervisor
  • Philippe Lalande, Design supervisor


An initiative of MATI Montreal