FedDev Ontario Invests in Manufacturing Innovation in the Golden Horseshoe

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December 19, 2016

About the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation

While any member of the network can lead a project in the areas of additive manufacturing, flexible manufacturing and tooling adoption for advanced materials, each has a main area of focus:

  • Niagara College is known for its strengths in advanced manufacturing, such as engineering, 3D technologies and additive manufacturing. The College will leverage its Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre and expertise in plastic additive manufacturing.
  • Mohawk College operates the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre - Ontario's only additive manufacturing lab that can produce metal parts.
  • Sheridan College specializes in robotics and flexible manufacturing at their Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies.
  • McMaster University operates one of the largest university manufacturing research institutes in Canada, the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), which supports innovations in tooling adoption for advanced materials.

About Niagara College

Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology specializes in applied learning and research and innovation and is known for its strengths in advanced manufacturing. With 9,000 full-time students, Niagara College offers over 100 programs, including its Winery and Viticulture Technician Program, which received the Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association, for best supplier of graduates to the tourism industry. It was also awarded Best Program in Canada 2004 by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.

For more information, visit the Niagara College website.

FedDev Ontario's Investing in Commercialization Partnerships Initiative

The ICP supports business-led partnerships with a focus on developing globally-competitive products and services, or innovation platforms that can demonstrate commercial value.

Post-secondary institutions and incorporated not-for-profit organizations, publicly-funded colleges and universities, research institutions, and industry associations located in southern Ontario are eligible to apply under this initiative for projects that are business-led and focus on new technologies or platforms with demonstrated commercial value.

For more information, visit the Investing in Commercialization Partnerships webpage.



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