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Presented By The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) MIS-2020 will take place on Tuesday April 7th at Georgian College.

Tuesday April 7th, 2020
Georgian College-Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre

This year's Manufacturing Innovation Summit/2020 will convene industry experts, executives, investors and entrepreneurs from Ontario's manufacturing sector to focus on Industry 4.0 initiatives that can help manufacturers, maintain competitiveness, maximize productivity and see returns on their investments.   

Topics Include:

  • Industry 4.0, where to start & how to move forward
  • Costing & finance stacking, how to maximize your funding
  • ERP Systems, learn more on business process management software
  • Self-Assessment, understand where you are in the adoption of industry 4.0
  • Hear from experts in assessment and implementation

Keynote Speakers


 Breakout Sessions

These hands-on breakout sessions are designed to deliver actionable knowledge for your next steps on the Industry 4.0 Journey.

#1  Costing & Finance Stacking

If you are a small-to medium sized enterprise (SME), you have likely heard the phrase "Industry 4.0".  You may not, however, know how to implement Industry 4.0-related strategies for your business.

Many SMEs understand Industry 4.0 as an initiative that large corporations with exorbitant capital budgets are undertaking.  However, regardless of company size SMEs should think of Industry 4.0 not as an end goal but a direction to move towards in some degree through the implementation of different initiatives and process improvements.  With the right technologies in place, Canadian manufacturers can innovate and transform the efficiency of their operations.

Advancement in technology and new innovation always needs money to progress.  Often the scale of resources an SME can invest in innovation is relative to its size.  However, there are ways around this and SMEs are encouraged to look at how they can take advantage of numerous resources available and also how to combine funding opportunities to maximize government contributions towards their new innovation.  With careful thought and planning an SME can leverage their own R&D budget to amplify funding and access multiple different options available. 

Join this breakout session to learn from other manufacturers ho​w they maximized funding, worked with committed community partners and pushed their new innovation to the next level.

Facilitated by: Dr. Mira Ray, Georgian College , Dr. Rebecca Heffernan, Lakehead University​

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