Niagara College co-hosts webinar Jan. 30 on accessing project funding for SMEs

SMEs who have put manufacturing innovation on their to-do list for 2018 can hit the ground running with the information to be provided later this month in a webinar entitled “Funding for Collaborative Post-Secondary Research Projects.”

The event, taking place Tues., Jan. 30 from 1 to 2pm, is cohosted by the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, and Mentor Works Ltd., a consortium that steers SMEs through funding strategies for business growth.

The hour-long program will focus on those in the manufacturing sector, which means companies who make anything from axes (A) to zippers (Z) and who are looking for productivity or product improvements, prototypes or various other technical services to allow them to innovate, save money, become more efficient, or make more money.

Webinar takeaways include:

· How the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Centre supports industry-led R&D projects

· The three main ways industry can engage with a college for applied research projects

· Canadian government funding to access post-secondary institutions

· Government grants for co-op placements and hiring recent post-secondary graduates

The speakers include Jim Lambert, Centre Manager, Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, and Ryan Fusina, Director of Sales at Mentor Works. Jim’s presentation will also include case studies on recent engagements with industry.