WHAT IS SONAMI?

 

SONAMI is the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation.

SONAMI is a network of colleges and one university, who, through their respective Research and Innovation Centres, are collaborating with small- and medium-sized companies to turn innovations into commercialized products.

SONAMI leverages faculty, students and state-of-the-market equipment, together with funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, to support manufacturing in southern Ontario.

 


 

OUR MISSION:

SUPPORTING THE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING NEEDS OF
SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO

 

 


 

OUR FUNDER

 

 

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)

Funding Program: 
Investing in Commercialization Partnerships (ICP)

The ICP program supports business-led partnerships with a focus on developing globally-competitive products and services, or innovation platforms (e.g., a structure or service created for use by others to test, refine or develop other applications) that can demonstrate commercial value. The initiative encourages businesses to unlock and capitalize on regional assets to extract greater economic and social value from public investments in education and research. 

 

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OUR PARTNERS

 

 

Conestoga College

CENTRE FOR SMART MANUFACTURING (CSM)
Kitchener, Ontario

By facilitating applied research and the development of innovative business processes, CSM will become an important driver of innovation, commercialization, productivity improvement and competitiveness for Ontario’s manufacturing sector. 

 


 

Fanshawe College

CANADIAN CENTRE FOR PRODUCT VALIDATION (CCPV)
London, Ontario

With a 25,000 square foot centre, housing leading-edge validation technologies and equipment, CCPV offers prototyping and testing in one central location – with full developmental multimodal capabilities under one roof for cost-effective results. 

 


 

Lambton College

LAMBTON MANUFACTURING INNOVATION CENTRE (LMIC)
Sarnia, Ontario

LMIC is a specialized research and development centre that works with Canadian businesses – especially SME’s – to advance their products, processes, and services. 

 


 

McMaster University

McMaster University

MCMASTER MANUFACTURING RESEARCH INSTITUTE (MMRI)
Hamilton, Ontario

The MMRI’s focus is to develop intelligent solutions to issues faced by Canada’s manufacturers in all steps of machining processes. MMRI offers technology transfer opportunities for tooling selection, tool path development, process monitoring and process parameters.

 


 

Mohawk College

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING RESOURCE CENTRE (AMIC)
Hamilton, Ontario

As an applied research lab, the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre and its team of expert staff, faculty and students, can provide a test bed for industry to develop new products and processes. A regional hub for expertise in DMLS technology (metal 3D printing). 

 


 

Niagara College

WALKER ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INNOVATION CENTRE (WAMIC)
Welland, Ontario

WAMIC’s team specializes in engineering design, 3D technologies, lean manufacturing processes and additive manufacturing. Working with Southern Ontario businesses to bring ideas to life, from concept through to developing working prototypes, utilizing leading-edge technology, including equipment and software.

 


 

Sheridan College

CENTRE FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES (CAMDT)
Oakville, Ontario

CAMDT exemplifies Sheridan’s leading role as a hub connecting industry, curriculum and applied research. CAMDT supports the transformation and growth of our industry partners by providing innovation support, fostering collaboration and accelerating the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies.

 


 

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