$14-million investment will enable network to grow to 10 partners, enhance its reach into the manufacturing community and support over 550 jobs

FedDev Ontario contribution of $14 million was made to Niagara College to expand the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), a network of seven post-secondary institutions that pools the resources and expertise of its members and matches them to the needs of smaller manufacturers.

With new funding, SONAMI will expand its geographic reach beyond the Niagara Region by adding three new post-secondary institutions. Companies will be able to connect to a broader range of expertise and knowledge in areas such as bio-industrial manufacturing, green product manufacturing and “Industry 4.0” technologies, including digitally enabled and intelligent manufacturing.

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