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Advanced Bio-Material Technologies

  • Replace unsustainable plastic additives with natural fibers
  • Utilize AI, data analytics & Machine Learning to achieve 100% digital control throughout the Company’s operations
  • Automated Quality Control using Vis NIR Scanning
  • Physical integration of primary fiber processing and secondary production of bio-pellets
    • achieve lower costs, better quality, reduced energy usage and costs, on-shore sourcing, and improved ESG dynamics.
  • The development of a Digital Twin for system development & throughput analysis to avoid building a pilot plant
  • The PPS System Architecture is a platform on which to build a wide range of other SME Smart Factory applications
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Promation Engineering Ltd.

Adopting, improving, and streamlining the existing Laser Direct Energy Deposition of metal powders technology by Promation for the specific aerospace component including but not limited to turbine blade manufacturing or repair. R&D focus is on data acquisition and artificial intelligence processing of inputs from sensors including vision 2D, 3D cameras, laser scanners, and thermal sensors and autonomous trajectory planning based on sensor data.  The R&D is supplemented by material development and postprocessing, and utilization of robotics for additional benefits and process economics.


ZeroKey Inc.

We’re looking for companies that would be willing to partner with us on a case study that showcases how our Quantum RTLS (IoT sensor) technology performs in various environments and its benefits to the user(s). We’re seeking companies that would be interested in deploying our positioning technology (for free) in return for facility access (filming, photography, etc.) with the goal of creating mutual marketing material that we’re currently unable to obtain from our existing customer base due to the confidential nature of their operations. Participating companies will get to test our hyper-accurate 3D positioning system and see first-hand how it can benefit their business – enhanced process control, automation, operational visibility for better decision-making, worker safety, etc.


Solaires Entreprises Inc.

Solaires is building next-generation perovskite photovoltaic (PV) modules for the IoT and indoor PV market. We are looking to improve our manufacturing process by introducing a smart laser ablation process to efficiently laser-cut layers of our solar cell architecture to improve the yield, performance, and manufacturing output of our perovskite PV modules. We are searching for partners who can meet the following specifications: 532 nm with tunable 5W @ 50kHz, 20-50um spot size, >1 m/s ablation speed, 15-25 ns pulse duration, 10-100 kHz frequency range, with a 20x20 - 30x30 galvo area. If you have experience with integrating laser systems, or can manufacture to similar specifications, please contact us to discuss our options. We are also looking for QC specialists and end-users for this project.


Vidir Solutions

Vidir Solutions is a leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of vertical automated material handling carousels and display systems. Our highly versatile product lines offer industry solutions for construction, retail, medical, warehouse, government, automotive, printing, and manufacturing.


Nanode Battery Technologies

We are looking to establish a melt spinning line to not only expedite R&D, but to meet customer demand. After pilot completion, we anticipate major interest and are seeking an experienced partner to assist us.



A leading global provider in augmented reality training solutions, DeepSight is looking for an industrial partner for the deployment of a pilot project aimed at creating 3D instruction guides for learning complex manual tasks. DeepSight will lead an implementation phase of 4 weeks during which we will be training a creation champion overseeing the creation of content on the DeepSight Studio, and an operation champion overseeing the deployment of the content on the factory floor using the DeepSight Holo application on smart glasses and/or mobile devices. The industrial partner will be responsible to gather baseline data before the implementation, and performance data after the implementation, to validate the success of the project. The industrial partner will also have to provide feedback for necessary improvements to the DeepSight solution, and gather feedback from on-the-floor workers as well.



As a provider of an alternative to fetal bovine serum (FBS) called YEX Serum, the company is looking at integrating hydraulics and new homogenization techniques into our production pipeline.  Our goal is to increase our production output capabilities.



We would like to develop a market-ready product that uses embedded fuzzy logic control. This product would preferably be a high energy consumer like home appliances, conventional or electric vehicles, battery chargers, furnaces, boilers, HVAC systems, power tools, etc.


XSENSOR Technology Corp.

Development of production process for high quality conductive (metalized) woven fabrics that are lightweight and durable


Dimatec Inc.

Dimatec Inc is developing a metal injection molding (MIM) process to manufacture the diamond impregnated products without defects. The MIM process will increases the strength and wear resistance property of the diamond drill bits and tools. It will also help to produce the defect-free parts.


Maya HTT

Maya HTT is an industry-leading software developer and engineering services provider of multi-physics simulation, computer-aided engineering (CAE), computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), IIoT integration and industrial AI applications.

Over the last 40 years, Maya HTT has developed more than 35 engineering simulation products deployed on a platform used by more than seven million industrial experts worldwide. From 3D thermal and fluid dynamics analysis initially, Maya HTT grew to encompass many engineering specialties (structural & dynamics, thermal, flow, durability, MBSE, electromagnetic and others) for a wide range of industries.


Graphite Innovation and Technologies Ltd.

GIT is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on the development of novel marine coatings which improve the performance of all types of vessels. Our products offer a unique approach to the problem of marine biofouling which grows on the bottom of ships and boats. We are now planning the development of a pilot production facility which will be just as innovative as the product itself.

We are looking for partner candidates who are interested in working with us on the development and construction of this production facility.


Clean Valley Bio-filtration Technologies CIC

The SeaWeave antiviral biomask is a product that’s IP is being developed by Clean Valley in collaboration with McMaster University and Dalhousie University. The end product is personal protection equipment that is able to neutralize the spike protein of COVID-19. The antiviral component has been designed by Clean Valley to integrate with a biodegradable fabric.

The mask as a reusable or disposable mask is intended to be thrown into the local Municipal Green Bin.


Metafold Inc.

Metafold is a 3D printing startup that leverages mathematics to print complex geometries such as lattices, microstructures, and metamaterials (engineered materials).

The proposed project is a collaboration to unlock new manufacturing possibilities within 3D printing, such as vascularized tissues in life sciences, ultra-light lattice parts for aerospace applications, or new photosensitive material possibilities in metal and ceramic.


Interaptix Inc.

Interaptix Inc. has developed a SaaS-based remote inspection, remote assembly, remote audit, and remote training platform that leverages Augmented Reality (AR) to improve accuracy, eliminate travel, and enable expertise to be shared in real-time. The platform leverages both tablets and headsets to reduce the technological barrier to entry for manufacturers.

This project would validate the use of the platform in manufacturing settings, and quantifiably determine the savings obtained by leveraging the platform.


Technology Trace

Technology Trace is looking to research and develop the application of AI along with a point of use tag to track the remote location and usage activity of portable deployed assets. This technology would work in conjunction with the current trevii technology.

This technology would help manufacturers reduce the loss of assets, avoid over supply of capital equipment, track and alert exceptions, and save countless hours searching.


Laplace Robotics

Laplace Robotics is building a core technology needed to singulate, sort and reject food products on a live conveyor for interfacing with flow wrap machines. Indexing, loading and visual inspection of food items before they are fed into flow wrap machines are often done by hand. Laplace Robotics aims to deliver a product that automates this process without taking up any additional floor space and without major changes to your plant.


Avro Aircraft Ltd.

Avro plans to employ Artificial Intelligence to optimize the design and manufacturing process of its supersonic unmanned aerial vehicle. The goal is to develop an organic design that is lighter but can withstand the mechanical and thermomechanical loads  on the chassis.



RedLore’s Real-Time Location and Condition Monitoring Solution tracks assets (inventory, equipment, people) in real-time. RedLore’s unique advantage is that the solution is entirely wire-free and does not require any wired infrastructure. It reduces the installation time from weeks to a few days, even in large facilities, avoiding intruding on the ongoing operations.

We are seeking a partner to provide us with a challenging problem that can be solved by tracking assets and monitoring their condition in a live operation.


Swap Robotics

Looking for integration partners to begin to automate some of our processes as we scale up from a few dozen robots to hundred, then thousands of robots being manufactured locally.

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Mech Solutions Ltd.

Cloud 3D Print is a cloud-based software and hardware platform that links up 3D printing workspace and lets users manage the project workflow remotely. By using an IoT control panel, called the Cloud 3D Panel, users can connect multiple 3D printers and control and monitor them through the software platform. Features include 3D Printing online slicing, control and monitor, project management, online storage, and 3D printing reporting. 


Empower Operations

Many manufactures already collect production data, but rarely exploit it. This project aims to exploit existing manufacturing process data (additional data acquisition also possible). The data provided by the partner will be analysed and utilized in support of machine learning in order to improve the manufacturing process.


Cast Analytics

For a manufacturing process, via the use of; computational modeling, optimization & software tools:

Undertake development in a virtual environment (computational model)

Define key process parameters via AI-driven optimization.

Create custom software tools


AutoMetrics Manufacturing Technologies Inc.

This project leverages a tier 1 and 2 metallic structural component manufacturer’s process data and automated welding facility to elevate AutoMetrics’ machine learning-powered system for production-level deployment and to equip the manufacturer with the latest intelligent welding process monitoring technology capable of providing automated feedback and integration with closed-loop control systems.