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.
SUPPORTING THE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING NEEDS OF
SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)
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.
CENTRE FOR SMART MANUFACTURING (CSM)
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.
CANADIAN CENTRE FOR PRODUCT VALIDATION (CCPV)
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.
BLUEWATER TECHNOLOGY ACCESS CENTRE (BTAC)
BTAC is a specialized research and development centre that works with Canadian businesses – especially SME’s – to advance their products, processes, and services.
MCMASTER MANUFACTURING RESEARCH INSTITUTE (MMRI)
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.
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING RESOURCE CENTRE (AMIC)
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).
WALKER ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INNOVATION CENTRE (WAMIC)
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.
CENTRE FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES (CAMDT)
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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