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$1.9M in Research Grants Awarded to Improve Automotive Technology

$1.9M in Research Grants Awarded to Improve Automotive Technology

Nano One Materials has secured $1.9 million in Canadian government funding through the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP). Research grants will support the company’s development of battery material production technology and enable the design, construction, and operation of Nano One’s pilot plant. The Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP) fosters automotive innovation, including the development of…

3D Printing Technology to Transform the Manufacturing Industry by 2020

3D Printing Technology to Transform the Manufacturing Industry by 2020

During the 2016 Tech Leadership Conference, world-renowned thought leaders indicated that advanced technologies will transform Canada’s manufacturing landscape by 2020. It is anticipated that advanced technology discoveries will have a revolutionary impact on specific industries, including healthcare and biotechnologies. However, if manufacturers are reluctant to adopt these technologies, it will become more difficult to stay…

Canadian Government Funding for Manufacturing Projects: 2017 Guide

Canadian Government Funding for Manufacturing Projects: 2017 Guide

There were many signs of growth and prosperity for Canada’s manufacturing industry in 2016. New manufacturing orders increased by nearly 3%, a roadmap was developed to help the industry double in size by 2030, and investments are being made across all sectors, especially the automotive industry. Despite this success, a dark cloud still looms over…

Cambridge Towel’s Closure Caused by Contract Loss, Electricity Rates

Cambridge Towel’s Closure Caused by Contract Loss, Electricity Rates

After 52 years in business, Cambridge Towel is expected to close its doors on November 30, 2016. The closure means that 120 unionized and 40 non-unionized jobs will be lost. After losing a major contract with Walmart in March 2016, the textile manufacturer faced financial pressure and has recently entered bankruptcy protection. Cambridge Towel understood the difficulties…

5 Ways Donald Trump’s Presidency Would Impact Canadian Business

5 Ways Donald Trump’s Presidency Would Impact Canadian Business

Disclaimer: This article does not endorse either political party or presidential nominee. The American presidential election is tomorrow, and Canadians are anxious to see who wins. While Hillary Clinton has led in the majority of polls until now, slim margins could make for a close race. Either candidate could win, and we must be must…

Toronto Climathon Seeks Reduction in Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Toronto Climathon Seeks Reduction in Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) are the leading cause of climate change, however many people have misguided perceptions about where these pollutants come from. Considerable blame is placed on businesses, (industrial companies particularly) but there are other sources of pollution that must be addressed too. Cities contribute more than 66% of global carbon emissions – this…

Fertile Ground: Ontario’s Agri-Food Industry Delivers Sustainable Growth

Fertile Ground: Ontario’s Agri-Food Industry Delivers Sustainable Growth

Ontario’s agri-food industry continues to experience sustained growth and is an economic leader within the province. In 2015, farming and food processing employed approximately 1 in 9 Ontarians and contributed $36.4 billion in GDP to the province, representing nearly 6% of Ontario’s total GDP. In fact, food processing contributes 15% of the province’s total manufacturing…

Canadian Government Funding’s Role in Keeping Businesses in Canada

Canadian Government Funding’s Role in Keeping Businesses in Canada

BioAmber Inc. is a Montreal-based manufacturer of renewable biochemicals including bio-succinic acid, a building block chemical made from corn syrup. The company uses naturally-occurring sugars found in plant matter and transforms them into clean, green chemicals. Some of the products made from biochemical compounds include food flavour and additives, personal care products, adhesives, paints, and…

7 Ontario Business Events in October to Build and Execute New Strategies

7 Ontario Business Events in October to Build and Execute New Strategies

Now that summer is officially over, small businesses are returning to maximum productivity. However as Canadian companies race towards the end of the calendar year, it’s important to remember there are significant opportunities to learn and grow your company through professional and industry events. Business owners and executives can make the most of October by…

Will CME Green Grants Fund Your Next Emissions Reduction Project?

Will CME Green Grants Fund Your Next Emissions Reduction Project?

Please Note: The CME SMART Green program is now closed. Please explore active government funding programs. In recent years, Canadian manufacturing businesses have received increased pressures from society, customers, and government regulations to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and become more sustainable. Doing so can have drastic and immediate benefits on each business’ operational…