By: Tim Scott
Innovate>Forward has concluded the last of its 6 sessions and the word is in: evaluations give the program an 8 of 10. A combination of first-hand industry experience, niche expertise and practical take away tools struck a chord with attendees from 38 companies that came to at least one of the six sessions from January to June.
Innovate>Forward hit at the core of need for manufacturers in Southern Ontario; with manufacturers feeling the global competitive pinch, having a path to strengthen their foundation and understanding a better way forward, was of significant benefit. My numbers have our program at 8 out of 10!
Missed a session? Want to review a topic, download one of the tools? Click here for resources and video presentations for the entire series.
The final session on “collaboration” was a timely topic. Innovate>Forward was the result of collaboration among many like-minded businesses, partners, suppliers and researchers that worked together to strengthen Ontario’s advanced manufacturing sector. Kudos to Innovate>Forward sponsors, the ABB Group and RIC Centre, and all participating partners:
- National Research Council of Canada
- Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
- Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
- Ontario Centres of Excellence
- Business Development Bank of Canada
- Sheridan Collage
- City of Brampton
Thanks to all and our participants in particular, many of which attended all 6 sessions. Remember, it’s never too late to turn what you have into a new product or service.
Tim is a serial entrepreneur and business professional with over 25 years of experience mainly in the advanced manufacturing sector. As Entrepreneur-In-Residence at RIC Centre, Tim’s role is to guide, connect and grow the collaboration of support resources for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s) within the Peel Region.
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