SmartD is a company dedicated to :


Creating products with easy to understand user interfaces and more integrated features to simplify your work.


Leveraging the latest in IoT, AI and drive topologies to bring you the smartest solutions.


Using the most advanced electronics and manufacturing techniques to deliver the smallest footprint in the industry.


It’s all we do. So tell us how we can help, we’re here to listen.

Our Journey

While motor variable frequency drives have brought tremendous energy savings and increased control in many industries, they remain suboptimal, generating vibrations, noise, heat and harmonics. At SmartD, we feel we shouldn’t settle on the status quo. New technologies have made the idea of a true-sine wave variable frequency drive commercially achievable and SmartD has brought together the team, intellectual property and partners to build it. SmartD’s high quality signal addresses the pitfalls of traditional motor drives by offering higher motor efficiency, longer motor lifetime and clean energy to the grid, all in the smallest footprint in the industry.


SE Ventures

SE Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund backed by Schneider Electric, a Fortune Global 500 corporation.

With $ 565M under management, SE Ventures provides risk capital to big ideas and bold entrepreneurs who can benefit from Schneider’s deep domain expertise, R&D assets and global customer base. SE Ventures acts as an advisor, investor, and strategic accelerant for category-defining companies such as AutoGrid, Claroty, Element Analytics, Sense, Titan AES, and Synapticon spanning energy, mobility, cybersecurity, proptech, IoT, industrial automation / robotics and SaaS . SE Ventures believes that tomorrow’s sustainable, digital world is being built today.



Ranked among the leading EMS (electronic manufacturing services) companies in Northeastern North America (4 locations, 400 employees), Varitron is a leader in electronic product design & assembly operating in most leading-edge industries such as smart grids, military, optics, aeronautics, transportation, security, telecommunications, automated systems and medical support. Varitron’s success depends on its team of experts and dedicated professionals.

The company attaches great importance to the satisfaction of its customers and is firmly committed to meeting their objectives while respecting their requirements.

Canada Research Chairs - Chaires de recherche du Canada


The Power Electronics and Industrial Control Research Group (GRÉPCI) is a team of researchers whose work is focused on simulation and smart system controls, power electronics and renewable energy. Working jointly with industry and various research centers, the Group concentrates its activities on applied research, with the research managed and supervised by seven ÉTS professors.

The Group consists of graduate students, visiting professors and post-doctoral fellows.

VISIT Grepci

Canada Research Chair in Electrical Energy Conversion and Power Electronics

This Chair’s objectives include the energy improvement of static converters and the improvement of energy quality in electrical distribution networks. Its research activities also cover the development of electric power supply sources for telecommunications systems and electric traction systems for passenger transport. Several industrial partners, notably Bombardier Transport, ASTEC and Hydro-Québec, are interested in these areas of research.

VISIT Research Chair