Smart Manufacturing For a Connected World (seminar & call for proposals)

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Smart Manufacturing for a Connected World:

What's next for Canadian SMEs?

Over the past few years, we’ve seen technology mature rapidly. The onset of the digital economy has sparked a fourth industrial revolution. As international competition around Industry 4.0 increases, we will have to respond to these challenges. Even though the adoption of Industry 4.0 is low in Canada compared to the rest of the world, small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) can increase performance and productivity and gain competitive advantage using smart manufacturing solutions.

Modern information and communication technologies are merging into production technologies to form a new stage of value creation. Industry 4.0 digitizes and integrates processes vertically across the entire organization, from product development and purchasing, through manufacturing, logistics, and service. Horizontal integration stretches beyond the internal operations from suppliers to customers and all key value chain partners.

ReMAP regards smart manufacturing as the rapid transfer of science and technology into products, digital manufacturing tools, optimized supply chains, new business models, globalization, and speed-to-market. A collaborative strategy for smart manufacturing will help SMEs navigate the digital economy, accelerate growth and improve ease of doing business with company-specific approaches to Industry 4.0. SMEs who can successfully integrate software, hardware and AI will be the leaders of the future.


Part 1: Smart Manufacturing for a Connected World

Please join us to learn about Smart Manufacturing. SMEs will gain practical knowledge about Industry 4.0 adoption with expert advice, best practices and resources to assess product and/or manufacturing readiness.

1. Smart Manufacturing for a Connected World

2. Leveraging Strategic Partnerships: Creating Stronger Supply Chains

3. Getting Started: Industry 4.0 Readiness Workshop i.e. sustainability as an entry point

Part 2 - ReMAP 2.0, Call for Proposals by Expression of Interest

Open to the entire Canadian manufacturing community, ReMAP provides the support and mentoring to help you understand how to leverage funding and develop strategic partnerships. Interested SMEs will have first-mover advantage and will be eligible for the next funding cohort.

1. Project Development: What's your idea?

2. Project Funding: ReMAP 1:1 Funding Model, IP Infrastructure and Next Steps. Bring us your new ideas in:

  • Electronification: New Materials, Photonics, RF
  • Cleantech: Generation, Conversion, Storage
  • Smart Manufacturing: Industry 4.0, IoT, M2M, Robotics, Automation Platforms, AI

Who should attend?

1. Strategic Partners who want to collaborate, create stronger supply chains, accelerate time to market and gain export strategies.

2. Strategic Partners who want to become more productive, expand capabilities, leverage data and automation.

Vancouver - Lunch & Learn

Date: March 14th
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: National Research Council, Government of Canada, 4250 Westbrook Mall, Room 1310-12, Vancouver, British Columbia

Saskatoon - Lunch & Learn

Date: February 22nd
Time: 12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Innovation Place, Candle Room, Atrium, 114 - 15 Innovation Boulevard, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Halifax - Workshop & Networking Lunch

Date: February 16th
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Deloitte Canada, 1969 Upper Water Street, Purdys Wharf Tower II, 15th Floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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