Meet ReMAP at the Canada-UK Advanced Manufacturing Workshops on December 4th & 5th in Waterloo, ON. The workshops will be attended by innovation hubs, enterprise networks, advanced manufacturing research centres, Multinationals and SMEs from Canada and the UK looking to gain a competitive advantage by tapping into global value chains.
During the visit by Prime Minister Theresa May to Canada in September 2017, a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)1,2 on partnership in science, technology and innovation was signed between the two Governments. The United Kingdom is one of Canada’s most significant trading partners, with one of the longest histories of innovation in manufacturing technologies. It has the UK equivalent of SuperClusters, a well-developed network of innovation support through Innovate UK and its 10 Catapults.
Four key themes driving this Advanced Manufacturing mission are: Additive Metal Manufacturing, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Manufacturing Robotics, Artificial Intelligence for Quality Control
The two main goals of this mission between Canada-UK are:
1. To identify complementary capabilities and opportunities for UK and Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to collaborate through programmes such as EUREKA Eurostars to create globally competitive products, services and technologies in advanced manufacturing.
2. To raise awareness in the UK of wider Canadian capabilities in advanced manufacturing at the industrial, academic and institutional levels and promote collective approaches to advancing the competitiveness of both nations through joint research and development.
About National Research Council (NRC)
The NRC is an agency of the Government of Canada, reporting to Parliament through, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, The Honourable Navdeep Bains. As a world-leading research organization, NRC is investing strategically in competencies and technology platforms that enable our researchers to remain ahead of the curve in their areas of specialty, while constantly scanning for emerging disciplines for possible future investment, to ensure ongoing relevance and value to Canadian industry.
About Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) provides support to Canada’s most innovative and creative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). A key part of IRAP’s role is supporting firms’ growth through international collaboration. IRAP delivers programs such as Eureka and the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) to growth-oriented and ambitious Canadian SMEs.
The IRAP International Networks Team (INT) works with SMEs across Canada to support their co-innovation and growth in over 40 countries.
Date: December 4 & 5, 2017
Venue: Communitech, The Tannery
Address: 151 Charles St W #100, Kitchener, ON
Website: About NRC-CNRC