Canadore’s Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping (ICAMP) is expanding.
Through The Industrial Solution Centre, the college will now provide specialized equipment that companies wishing to start up or scale up can use to participate in the design, development and testing of their innovative ideas under the guidance of qualified engineering personnel.
“Students will work with these companies through the Centre, and we have no doubt that they will bring new and progressive skills to the workforce when they graduate,” said Canadore College President and CEO George Burton.
The Centre is a joint initiative of ICAMP, Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) and EnCata. EnCata connects engineers with innovative people to determine the most cost-effective product development and manufacturing process.
“I see the partnership as creating a new kind of innovation zone,” said Rob Deline, the Executive Director of IION. “Through these advanced prototyping capabilities, I see opportunities for contract research and development. There just aren’t places for companies to go to get this sophisticated problem-solving done. I think this is going to drive a lot of local and regional innovation, and new intellectual property.” said Deline.
Since its inception in 2013, ICAMP has worked on more than 700 projects with more than 300 different organizations. This new Centre builds on ICAMP’s regional impact.
The Industrial Solutions Centre will open in early 2022.