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The Future of Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing, a key driver of Ontario’s economy for more than 150 years, constitutes a vibrant, highly innovative and technology-driven industry.

Manufacturing is shifting from a labour-intensive mechanical process to one that is based in advanced technology. Advanced manufacturing processes are proving to be energy- and resource-efficient. The next step is to integrate sustainable advanced manufacturing techniques into everyday business practices that further reduce costs, decrease supply-chain risks, and enhance product appeal to customers.

This forum will initiate discussion on the development of a comprehensive innovation system to fuel leading-edge research, drive economic growth and improve quality of life in Durham Region, Northumberland County and across Ontario.