Industry 4:0 - Automation Accelerator Program (AAP)

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The Automation Accelerator Program provides subsidized training for manufacturers to identify and implement industry 4.0 solutions

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Register for the Industry 4.0 Automation Accelerator Program (AAP) to learn about practical tools and opportunities that your manufacturing business can implement to drive change and leverage smart manufacturing technologies.

Who should attend?

This pilot program is subsidized for area manufacturers. Senior leaders (CEOs, Operations Managers, Industrial Engineers and others involved in process improvement) are encouraged to register.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

This subsidized program is for area manufacturers, including the 16 member municipalities of the County of Simcoe and the Cities of Barrie and Orillia. Companies from throughout Central Ontario are encouraged to also submit an application and will be considered if space permits.


The program will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams and/or Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 – 10 am for 3 weeks.

Week 1: Awareness Building - March 9th & 11th 8:00-10:00am

  • Industry 4.0 fundamentals & technological advancements, industry case studies, self-assessment and project identification

Week 2: Industry Applications - March 16th & 18th 8:00-10:00am

  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive maintenance and augmented reality, ERP, logistics, and warehouse automation

Week 3: Explore Opportunities - March 23rd & 25th 8:00-10:00am

  • Sensors and IIoT, Customized assistance (1:1 virtual consultations) to help build your innovation plan and funding opportunities, ROI and Decision Trees

Program Outcomes:

  • Develop a good understanding of tech advancements in Industry 4.0
  • Deep dive into specific advancement in technologies and its applications
  • Learn from organizations implementing Industry 4.0 initiatives
  • Assess gaps in products and processes of your organization
  • Identify Industry 4.0 projects for your organization
  • Brainstorm your ideas with Subject Matter Experts and 1:1 consultations
  • Develop a better understanding of Return on Investment analysis and Decision tree
  • Discuss project specific funding and support options with the expert panel

Project Partners:

This pilot project is presented in partnership with the County of Simcoe, member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Georgian College, Lakehead University, the Province of Ontario, REMAP and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium.

Keynote Speakers:

Irene Sterian, PEng

Founder, President & CEO, REMAP

Director, Technology & Innovation, Celestica

Irene is a strategic technology leader with over 30 years of experience in electronics. Irene has an entrepreneurial spirit and is a driving force in the future of manufacturing in Canada. Irene presents significant accomplishments in engineering management & pioneered environmentally safe, sustainable manufacturing technologies. Irene is a Professional Engineer in Ontario and holds a patent in high density, high performance memory circuit packaging.

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