On February 15th, 2018, Canada’s Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains announced that the Advanced Manufacturing bid was named as one of Canada’s Five successful Superclusters. The Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster Strategy will build on the overlapping density of manufacturing and technology in Southern Ontario.
The supercluster concept is designed to bring together small, medium-sized and large companies, academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations to generate forward-looking, job-creating ideas and innovation. This initiative will not only create an innovation-driven economy, it is also expected create at least 50000 jobs. Advanced Manufacturing is critical to the success of the Canadian economy – this supercluster will help manufacturers across Canada become world leaders in the application of advanced technologies and will help technology firms build the next generation of tools for advanced manufacturing.
There are three pillars to the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster strategy:
1. Co-invest in collaborative, industry-led projects in things like vision systems, AI, IoT, data security, robotics, advanced materials,
and additive manufacturin
2. Support the creation of new tools, testbeds, and infrastructure to help create the next generation of manufacturing firm
3. Build out a robust ecosystem of supports and services that accelerate technology adoption in manufacturing i.e. technology readiness
assessments, training and skills development, and go-to-market support
At Miltera, as an advanced manufacturer at the heart of this supercluster, we are excited to be a part of this initiative. This commitment towards innovation and economic development will create an environment able to attract talent, technology, investment, and customers from around the world. For the official press release visit here: http://www.ngmcanada.com/news.html