SONAMI awarded $266,000 investment from Intellectual Property Ontario

Partnership supports innovators in developing, managing, and commercializing their intellectual property The Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), led by Niagara College, has been awarded $266,000 from Intellectual Property Ontario (IPON) for year two of its pilot program, further augmenting the capacity of Ontario postsecondary institutions’ innovation and…

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SONAMI and CBARN join forces to elevate Canadian bio-based companies

The Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI) has formed an ecosystem partnership with the Canadian Bio-Cleantech Applied Research Network (CBARN), a network of six colleges and universities that collaborate with small- and medium-sized bio-based companies to provide access to research and innovation services to support the development of new and optimization of existing biotechnologies that generate advanced commercialization and job growth.

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SONAMI and Kingston Economic Development join forces to drive innovation in eastern Ontario

SONAMI and Kingston Economic Development members stand in front of a banner at Frulact

Representatives from SONAMI and Kingston Economic Development Corporation tour Frulact in Kingston, Ontario including (from left) Abdul Razak Jendi (Investment Manager, Sustainable Manufacturing, Kingston Economic Development Corporation), Mafalda Filipe (Quality Assurance Manager, Frulact Canada), Meghan Baryliuk (Research & Investment Support Coordinator, Kingston Economic Development Corporation), Kithio Mwanzia (Network Manager, SONAMI),…

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SONAMI expands simulation and modelling with new member addition

SMSD Group photo

Professor Il Yong Kim (in the centre) surrounded by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. New partnership expands range of facilities to eastern Ontario, brings advanced Finite Element Modeling (FEM) and multi-disciplinary design and optimization Research & Development (R&D) capabilities The Structural and Multidisciplinary Systems Design (SMSD) Lab at Queen’s University has become…

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SONAMI receives $2M boost for applied research


NSERC funding supports advanced manufacturing sectors, supporting economic recovery for SMEs through sustainability, profitability and growth This spring, the network welcomed the news of a $2-million investment from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). On April 5, NSERC’s College and Community Innovation (CCI) program announced three…

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SONAMI bolsters focus on industry recovery with new member addition

George Brown College becomes newest SONAMI member

New partnership expands range of facilities and brings product design R&D capabilities Today, George Brown College becomes the newest member of the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), a Niagara College-led consortium of post-secondary academic institutions that provides competitive, disruptive and innovative solutions to Ontario’s manufacturers. In 2019,…

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