Lianna Genovese – Student Showcase

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Lianna Genovese is a Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences student at McMaster University and is also working for the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI). With SONAMI and MMRI, Lianna helped companies in Southern Ontario de-risk their investment in innovation, turning ideas into product prototypes through state-of-the-art technology and SONAMI’s funding….

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Laura Sanchez – Student Showcase

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Laura Sanchez is a Quality Engineering Management student at Lambton College and is working for the Lambton Manufacturing Innovation Centre (LMIC). With SONAMI and LMIC, Laura was able to work with small-and-medium businesses across Southern Ontario, helping them develop new products or optimize existing processes. We asked Laura some questions…

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Meet your SONAMI Project Manager – Colleen McCann

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Colleen McCann is a Project Manager with Conestoga College’s SMART Centre for Research and Innovation. She leads projects primarily focused on mechanical and automation, complementing her background of 20 years within automated manufacturing industries. She is also the College’s lead resource for SONAMI-related projects and funding. We asked Colleen some questions…

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Meet your SONAMI Project Manager – Eric Blaise

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Eric Blaise is the Director of Applied Research and Innovation at Centennial College and is responsible for industry-College applied research collaborations in the field of aerospace, surface transportation and energy. He also oversees advanced manufacturing projects funded through the SONAMI network. We asked Eric some questions so that you can get…

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Meet your SONAMI Project Manager – Dushyant Puri


Dushyant Puri is a Research Project Manager with Conestoga’s SMART Centre. He’s had the opportunity to work with OEMs and Tier 2 automotive companies, managing and developing first-to-market products, IoT implementation and data analytics. His focus is on SONAMI projects that combine software and manufacturing. We asked Dushyant some questions to…

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Darius Inniss – Student Showcase


Darius Inniss is a Mechanical Engineering Technology student at Sheridan College and is currently working with the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT). With the SONAMI and CAMDT team, Darius helped small and medium businesses turn ideas into actual prototypes with the use of state-of-the-art technology. We interviewed…

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Liliana McIntosh – Student Showcase

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Liliana McIntosh is a Mechanical Engineering Technology Co-Op student at Niagara College and is currently working with SONAMI through the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC) at Niagara College. Along with Project Managers, Project Leads and Technicians, Liliana works on projects for SMEs that applied to receive help from SONAMI….

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