SONAMI – Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation

Who

Niagara College, in association with its partners at Conestoga College’s Centre for Smart Manufacturing (CSM); Fanshawe College’s Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV); Lambton College’s Lambton College’s Manufacturing Innovation Centre (LMIC); McMaster University’s McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI); Mohawk College’s Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre (AMRC); and Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced  Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT).

What

The network has been granted funding from FedDev Ontario to support the creation of the  Southern Ontario Network for Advanced  Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI). From  prototype development to production planning and production automation, SONAMI partners have capabilities in the following specializations:

Additive Manufacturing

Discover the advantages and limitations of additive manufacturing, and applying it to all parts of the
innovation process, from design to prototyping to marketing.

Flexible Manufacturing

Adapting production to market demand through the use of robots, computer-controlled machines, sensors,
and other stand-alone systems.

High Productivity Manufacturing

Tooling selection, development and process optimization to realize new & improved products and robust
full-scale manufacturing processes, from traditional to advanced materials.

Industrial Internet

Integrating machinery with networked sensors and software to increase monitoring and feedback from operations.

Eligible projects should be focused on new product development with an eye to commercialization. The
product may be at any stage of development when the project begins. The length of the project will vary
dependent upon the level and type of assistance requested.

Why

To grow the quality and quantity of applied research projects and to support Southern Ontario’s
advanced manufacturing cluster with state-of-the-market facilities and equipment.

When

Projects must be completed by March 31, 2019.

How The Funding Works

Leverage FedDev funding in a 1:1 match, where the industry partner contributes some cash and in-kind contributions to the project.

Where

To discuss project ideas, contact your local institution (please see below). For information on the network, contact Janice Rowe by email at jrowe@niagaracollege.ca.


Contact your local institution today:

 

Conestoga College

appliedresearch@conestogac.on.ca
519-748-5220 x 7105
conestogac.on.ca/research

 

Fanshawe College

research@fanshawec.ca
519-452-4430 x 4703
fanshawec.ca/research

McMaster University

mmri-admin@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140 x 24285
mmri.mcmaster.ca


Mohawk College

ideaworks@mohawkcollege.ca
905-575-1212 x 4083
mohawkcollege.ca/amrc

Niagara College

ebest@niagaracollege.ca
905-735-2211 x 4287
ncinnovation.ca

Sheridan College

sonami@sheridancollege.ca
905-845-9430 x 2593
sheridancollege.ca/research

SONAMI was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by cms007ad