SONAMI – Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation


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).


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.


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.


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.


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

Contact your local institution today:


Conestoga College
519-748-5220 x 7105


Fanshawe College
519-452-4430 x 4703

McMaster University
905-525-9140 x 24285

Mohawk College
905-575-1212 x 4083

Niagara College
905-735-2211 x 4287

Sheridan College
905-845-9430 x 2593

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