Funding and Program Support for Local Companies

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Institute for Border Logistics and Security

3475 Wheelton Drive

Windsor, ON N8W 0A6

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Learn what technologies can help you become more competitive and how to find funds to invest in these improvements

About this Event

Over the past decade new technologies have emerged aiming to increase efficiency in the manufacturing process, from robotics and new materials to the use of data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

For many small and medium sized manufacturers navigating through this world of new technologies is overwhelming. Spotting opportunities, acquiring accurate information, finding time and money are all challenges with implementing new hardware and processes.

This event will introduce government funding programs and hand-picked vendor platforms to help you identify and fund investments, stay up-to-date and remain competitive. You will also be introduced to new local capabilities like the Digital Twinning Lab and Virtual Reality Cave at IBLS. Many local partners and government agencies will be in attendance to share their support capabilities and meet one-on-one with you.

A light breakfast and lunch will be included.

WHO should attend?

  • Leaders and decision makers (business and technical) at small and medium sized manufacturers in the automobile supply chain.
  • Firms that are studying new technologies or already started implementing new technologies.
  • Firms that are looking for programs that help them fund investments in technology that make them more competitive in the automobile industry.
  • Firms that work with manufacturers in the supply chain such as logistics providers, are also welcome.

WHAT will you learn and how will you benefit?

  • This event will focus on practical content for leaders at small to medium sized manufacturers.
  • The objective is to make you think about opportunities in your business and, after the event, take some action on them.
  • You will make connections with organizations and technology firms that can help you consider and plan next steps.
  • After the event we will stay in touch to see how you’re progressing and how we and our partners can support you.

Agenda

Agenda Highlights

1. The Imperative to Leverage Technology for Competitive Advantage

Colin will provide an overview of trends and changes impacting the supply chain, with his own valuable insight into how we can adapt and remain globally competitive

Speaker: Colin Dhillon, Chief Technical Officer, APMA

Colin Singh Dhillon is the Chief Technical Officer at Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association, and a globally recognized Thought Leader. He is leading connected and autonomous vehicle technology projects and providing support to both the Canadian automotive industry and multiple levels of Government on matters of cybersecurity, mobility, SMART infrastructure, and Industry 4.0/IoT initiatives.

2. Funding Program Overview and Best Practices

Our local experts on funding programs and the application process will guide you through the roadmap to third party project funding, and opportunities with recently introduced programs like O-AMP and SWODF.

Speakers: Nancy Creighton, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and Susan Anzolin, Institute for Border Logistics and Security

3. Advancements in Technology Adoption

The organizations CAMM, IBLS and St. Clair College will present new technologies that are being employed in the industry, such as Digital Twinning and the Virtual Reality Cave.

4. Government Organizations and University Supports: IRAP, FedDev Ontario, OCE, University of Windsor and St. Clair College

There are many local organizations who can provide professional support and access to leading edge resources. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear from them directly.

5. One-on-one meetings

All of our presenters and partners will be sticking around after lunch, so that attendees can discuss your individual situation and options for next steps.

6. Future Trends for Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility

George will bring his experience in Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility as a Service discussing the interoperability, connectivity, use of data, API sharing, regulations and the role of Government and funding in this area.

Speaker: George Hazel, Director of George Hazel Consultancy and Board Member and Strategic Advisor to MaaS Scotland

Dr Hazel has extensive experience in all aspects of transport and communications, both urban and rural. He has specific expertise from around the world in strategic planning and policy development, the integration of transport with other related areas, the future trends for mobility, smart mobility and innovative funding of transport infrastructure. He is known internationally for his expertise in Land Value Capture as a way to fund transport infrastructure, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

Workshop Partners

MEDJCT - Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

CAMM – Canadian Association of Mold Makers

APMA – Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association

NRC-CNRC

WindsorEssex Economic Development

FedDev Ontario

St. Clair College

University of Windsor

Vendor Partner presentations

Baker Tilly Canada Cooperative is one of the country’s largest associations of chartered professional accounting firms. As an all-Canadian network, they have a longstanding reputation for value-added audit, tax and advisory solutions, due to the depth and breadth of their in-house skills, customized offerings and service excellence.

With roots in real-time manufacturing data collection and controls engineering, DataRealm’s engineers have continually evolved their skillset to upgrade entire facilities and control systems. They handle every point in the systems integration process, from design to deployment, providing support throughout and after the project. DataRealm offers controls engineering, automation information systems, and software development solutions (including mixed reality employee training).

Using the most innovative solutions, AlphaKOR partners with customer to determine the right technology to enhance their company. AlphaKOR scope is to provide them with the latest products, services, development, and IT support so they can focus on running their businesses.

Synergetic Eng & Manufacturing Services specializes in providing high quality mold designs for North America, as well as well-built precision molds for their mold design customers that are in need. This is enhanced by their software development company, Synergetic Innovative Solutions. They develop automation to help mold designers provide a faster, higher quality mold design, as well as the tools and information needed by manufacturing to be more efficient as they complete the mold build.

Opportunities for Support After the Event

A key objective of this event is to help attendees make progress in adopting new technologies that enhance productivity in the automobile supply chain and be aware of programs that exist to help you invest in these technologies.

To help you with this, the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade will be following up by email with attendees after the event to identify any potential opportunities for further support. These check-ins also provide another opportunity to see how the Ministry can support your progress. The Ministry will not share any data from these surveys except anonymized and aggregated information with the other government/non-profit organizations partnering to present this workshop.

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Institute for Border Logistics and Security

3475 Wheelton Drive

Windsor, ON N8W 0A6

Canada

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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