Webinar: Funding for Collaborative Post-Secondary Research Projects (January 30)

Do you strive to create innovative products, services, or processes? Is your business interested in collaborating with post-secondary institutions to tap into additional expertise? Working with colleges and universities can be beneficial to your research and development processes and can also be supported through Canadian government grants.

Join Mentor Works and Niagara College on January 30, 2018 to partner with post-secondary institutions on collaborative research projects, as well as the related funding available to offset a portion of the project costs. During this free webinar, attendees will discover how colleges can support innovative research projects and will also learn how to reduce project costs by identifying leading government grants and incentives.

Attendees will also have the special privilege of learning about Niagara College’s capabilities to support employers in the advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Discover how working with Niagara College can improve business productivity, develop prototypes, and receive other technical services which help innovate, become more efficient, and save/make more money.

Webinar: Funding for Collaborative Post-Secondary Research Projects

On Tuesday January 30, Mentor Works Ltd. will be joined by Niagara College to host a free webinar for Canadian businesses interested in conducting R&D with post-secondary institutions.

The session will review government funding programs to support innovation and R&D collaboration, and will also provide insight into Niagara College’s Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre.

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Webinar Takeaways

  • How the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Centre supports industry-led R&D projects
  • The three main ways industry can engage with a college for applied research projects
  • Canadian government funding to access post-secondary institutions
  • Government grants for co-op placements and hiring recent post-secondary graduates

Webinar Speakers

Jim Lambert- Centre Manager, Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, Niagara College

Jim Lambert joined Niagara College in 2015, after 33 years with Bosch Rexroth Canada, most recently as Design Engineering Manager. The Niagara resident sees the move as a homecoming, since he is a graduate of the College’s mechanical engineering program, serves on both the Mechanical PAC and the alumni boards, and more recently was part of the advisory committee for the Manufacturing Centre.

As Centre Manager, Jim is responsible for the overall operations of the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, shaping its strategic direction, including outreach to industry, as well as determining new or untapped sectors of industry that could benefit from the Centre’s offerings.

Ryan Fusina – Director of Sales, Mentor Works Ltd.

Ryan started his career with a global leader in the construction supply industry. Following this, he combined his technical sales experience with a Master’s Degree from McMaster University to take on progressive leadership and executive roles within the Ontario construction sector.

Ryan now combines his leadership and business experience with an interest in helping Canadian companies apply government funding to their strategic plan. In addition to leading Mentor Works’ team of Business Development Executives, he helps Canadian companies understand the importance of combining government grants and loans in support of short-and-long-term growth strategies.

Register for this Research and Innovation Funding Webinar

Canadian manufacturers and innovation-based businesses can gain access to this critical information by attending the Funding for Collaborative Post-Secondary Research Projects webinar.

Date: Tuesday January 30, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Online webinar via GoToWebinar
Cost: Free

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