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Project Profile: My Active Snacks

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My Active Snacks is a Toronto-based- snack food start-up expanding the marketing for healthy snack food options. The challenge Support with recipe development and ingredient sourcing to develop a tasty snack puff that meets the strict keto diet requirements. The result Fanshawe College’s Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) researcher Josie…

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Project Profile: Meadow Lynn Farms

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The Challenge Simcoe, Ont.-based Meadow Lynn Farms is a mixed farming enterprise that includes cash crop, dairy, CSA market gardens and strawberries. The farm has been family-owned for 73 years. The owners wished to capture a niche market for the thousands of pounds of wasted strawberry seconds (imperfect, under-or over-ripe…

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Olivia Uildersma – Student Showcase

Meet Olivia Uildersma, a Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design & Analysis student at Conestoga College Conestoga Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Olivia made a big difference in helping SMEs grow through Research & Innovation across southern Ontario. Why did you apply to work in Applied Research at your school? What first…

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Giving plants a voice

Research has shown that it’s beneficial to talk to plants but wouldn’t it be nice if the plants could talk back? Leveraging support from the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), EarthOne Inc. collaborated with Mohawk College’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) applied researchers to give plants a…

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Liliana McIntosh – Student Showcase

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Liliana McIntosh is a recent graduate of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Co-Op program at Niagara College. As a student she worked with SONAMI at Niagara College’s Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC). Currently, Liliana works at WAMIC as a Mechanical Engineering Research Associate. Along with Project Managers, Project Leads and…

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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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