Project Profile: Keyframe Studios

The Challenge Keyframe Studios, an award-winning animation and visual effects company created a concept prototype to reduce green-screen post-production compositing time. They needed assistance taking it to the next level, and in making it sophisticated enough to hit the commercial market. Keyframe’s visual effects division, Krow VFX, partnered with the…

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Meet your SONAMI Project Manager – Colleen McCann

On the left Colleen's headshot. On the left, text: Meet your SONAMI Project manager, Colleen McCann, project manager with Conestoga College's SMART Centre for Research & Innovation

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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Project Profile: Hot Sauce Co.

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The Hot Sauce Co. is a start-up business established by a young entrepreneur driven by a passion for spicy food. With three products so far and a growing list of clients, this London-based food company was ready for an operational scale-up strategy to pave the road for more customers to taste…

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Meet your SONAMI Project Manager – Eric Blaise

Headshot of Eric Blaise. On the right, description of his role.

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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