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  • Hamilton Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing

    SMART MANUFACTURING

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  • I N V E S T I N H A M I L T O N . C A

    Hamilton is an ambitious city, brimming with the talent, research ingenuity, infrastructure and innovative zeal to more than meet the requirements that firms in the advanced manufacturing sector need to thrive in this highly competitive and ever changing industry. It is a city that continues to re-emerge from its strong and respected industrial roots, taking that same determination, hard work and dedication to the advanced manufacturing industry. Surrounded by more than 21 of North Americas finest universities and colleges, companies and strategic partners look to Hamilton for emerging talent and business acumen.

    DRIVING INNOVATIONAs an incubator for the

    advanced manufacturing sector, Hamilton is the driving force in this sector. Innovation, new systems design and re-tooling and re-invention bring strength to the advanced manufacturing sector. Hamilton is a solid return on investment choice for market success with consistent investment by the City in infrastructure and support. The City of Hamilton not only supports business, but understands the competitive environment and works with business to succeed in a local, national and global platform.

    EXCEPTIONAL BLEND OF NATURE, WATER ANDCULTURE DELIVERING QUALITY OF LIFE

    Running through Hamiltons boundary is the beautiful and majestic Niagara Escarpment, providing citizens with hiking trails, conservations areas and numerous waterfalls. From rolling farmland to well-planned parkland and striking waterfront trails, Hamilton is a city of contrast. With the nearby Niagara

    Regions vineyards and theatre, you are moments away from dining among the grapevines to watching the waves roll in at a waterfront restaurant to enjoying hundreds of local music and arts festivals and farmers markets in the heart of downtown. With museums, heritage properties and nearby botanical gardens as well as extensive recreational facilities, the City is a microcosm of outdoor living and healthy lifestyle options. The Hamilton Harbour is a beacon as a diverse destination where boaters and global businesses connect with citizens for business and recreation as the City of Hamilton further develops its waterfront opportunities.

    PROUD INDUSTRIOUS HISTORY

    From award winning, highly acclaimed businesses to forward thinking business leaders and entrepreneurs to business visionaries and dedicated, front line workers, Hamilton has the academic knowledge, the required infrastructure and the determined and diverse labour force companies demand for success.

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    Its what we know, what we represent, what we produce. A leader in the Canadian manufacturing sector for well over a century, Hamilton is the hub for Canadian manufacturing, with world-class innovation, a skilled workforce, and the well- developed supply chain to take a product from concept to production.

    INVESTING IN HAMILTON MANUFACTURING

    A STRONG MOVE.

  • I N V E S T I N H A M I L T O N . C A

    Great research builds strong and prosperous communities. Its the foundation for growth socially, culturally and economically.

    McMaster has been at the forefront of great research for some 128 years now and has been instrumental in helping to grow and diversify Hamiltons economy. With a history rooted in materials and manufacturing research, McMaster University is well-positioned to continue its tradition of putting its strengths to work to benefit the broader society, particularly as it relates to advanced manufacturing across the disciplines.

    The changing global economy is causing organizations of all types to find ways to increase their competitiveness by improving efficiencies, quality, productivity and sustainability. Manufacturing companies in Canada concerned by the productivity gap see innovation as the way to profitability some might even say survival.

    According to McMasters vice-president of research and international affairs, Mo Elbestawi, the success of todays companies will depend on their capacity to innovate and undertake pre-competitive research, technology development and deployment, if theyre really going to address the productivity gap and by extension Canadas prosperity gap.

    By moving up the value chain in manufacturing the most valuable jobs will be in advanced and digital manufacturing, including, for example, the use of integrated software and simulation techniques, sensors, three-dimensional visualization, advanced materials and robotics. And McMaster, says Elbestawi, is developing an integrated systems approach and application of advanced engineering over a broad scope, including software technology, connectivity, data networks, the internet, education and training and organizational structures.

    Elbestawi points to a number of areas in which the university is focusing its teaching, training and R&D efforts: digital manufacturing, product lifecycle management, additive manufacturing, quality engineering, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, smart sensors and advanced robotics.

    McMaster is building its future on its past success a success built on partnerships with industry and government, which ensures that its research is both timely and relevant to industry. Its home to dozens of world-class research centres and institutes that not only train the next generation of leaders, but tackle some of industries most

    challenging R&D issues through industry-led partnerships.

    Take the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute, for example, considered by industry experts to be the countrys most advanced and best-equipped manufacturing facility at a university. McMaster is also home to the McMaster Steel Research Centre, the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, the Centre for Mechatronics and Hybrid Technologies, the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain, the Cognitive Systems Laboratory, the McMaster Centre for Software Certification, the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics, and the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) a focal point of research in vehicle transportation and electrification, where academics and industry partners pursue market-oriented research & development located at the McMaster Innovation Park, to name but a few.

    But the Universitys manufacturing capabilities extend well beyond the traditional sectors. Its now capitalizing on its strengths in health sciences research and

    BUILDING ON OUR STRENGTHS Its a place where industry and academic leaders work side by side. Where entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers tackle some of societys most challenging R&D issues. Where they find solutions. Where ideas are born, companies grow and leaders of tomorrow are trained. Its the McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario, a culturally rich and vibrant city with deep roots in manufacturing and healthcare. And it will be the new home of BEAM, a state-of-the-art biomedical engineering and advanced manufacturing research centre focusing on cell therapy manufacturing and diagnostics.

    McMaster research. Inspiring innovation and discovery.

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    BUILDING ON OUR STRENGTHS Its a place where industry and academic leaders work side by side. Where entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers tackle some of societys most challenging R&D issues. Where they find solutions. Where ideas are born, companies grow and leaders of tomorrow are trained. Its the McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario, a culturally rich and vibrant city with deep roots in manufacturing and healthcare. And it will be the new home of BEAM, a state-of-the-art biomedical engineering and advanced manufacturing research centre focusing on cell therapy manufacturing and diagnostics.

    McMaster research. Inspiring innovation and discovery.

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    embarking on a new initiative that will be a catalyst in the development of innovative products and technologies for personalized medicine.

    McMaster, in a unique collaboration with Germanys Fraunhofer IZI, and with support from government partners, has plans to build a state-of-the-art biomedical engineering and advanced manufacturing research centre (BEAM), focusing on cell therapy manufacturing and diagnostics. Its yet another example of how great research can build strong communities and diversify economies, says Elbestawi.

    Every year, hundreds of national and global industries turn to the R&D capabilities of McMasters world-class research centres and institutes. Institutes serving the manufacturing sector include:

    McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute

    Biointerfaces Institute

    Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research

    MacAUTO (McMaster Institute for Automotive Research & Technology)

    Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy

    Centre for Emerging Device Technologies

    Centre for Advanced Polymer Processing & Design

    McMaster Institute for Transportation & Logistics

    To learn more about these centres or to see the full list of McMasters research institutes go to: research.mcmaster.ca

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    Port of Hamilton: Ingredients for manufacturing successWhen manufacturers are looking for a space to grow their business, they are weighing a variety of factors, such as location and workforce. Often, the