FedDev Ontario supports expansion of SONAMI – Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation

top left: A $14M contribution to SONAMI was made today by The Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario. top right: the network of seven post-secondary institutions will grow to 10, providing a larger …Continue reading »

New Research Project Manager plants roots in Niagara

Kimberley Cathline is the new Research Project Manager of the Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre (AETIC). Like two sides of the same coin, agriculture researcher Kimberley Cathline has always been captured by both the science and the artistic beauty of plant life. Take the orchid, for example. A favourite flower of hers, it’s an …Continue reading »

College Voucher for E-Technology Adoption (CVTA) program now available

Niagara College’s Research & Innovation division is set to offer small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) a way to advance their product development, improve their performance or take an innovative leap forward, through the province’s College Voucher for Technology Adoption (CVTA) program. Thanks to a $210,000 grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), the College …Continue reading »

Where Are They Now?: Brian Cunningham

  Brian Cunningham graduated from the Electrical Engineering Technology (Co-op) program in 2018. He spent two years working on Research & Innovation’s Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre team as a Research Assistant. Brian began his new role as Engineering Technician in February 2019 at Cimcorp Automation, a global supplier of intralogistics automation. Tell us a …Continue reading »

De-risking in the digital space: A Niagara College – Steelcon partnership

Niagara College’s research team utilized 3D laser spatial scanning technology to create a three-dimensional image of all surroundings (left image), in order for SIN Structures to precisely plan for the installation of its massive new SIN Beam line (right image). It was major news this past December when Steelcon Fabrication Inc. — a Brampton-based structural …Continue reading »

Even green screen tech can be improved

Alex Davis, Computer Programming graduate and current Research & Innovation Research Associate helped develop a user-friendly interface for the innovative green screen tracker prototype created by Keyframe Studios in St. Catharines. When Keyframe Studios, an award-winning animation and visual effects company, created a concept prototype to reduce green-screen post-production compositing time, they needed assistance taking …Continue reading »