CFO, EatSleepRIDE Mobile Inc.
The Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI) helps Canadian manufacturing companies take R&D to the next level.
In a global economy, the manufacturing industry has become fiercely competitive. To maintain competitiveness, companies are reaching out to the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI) to collaborate with post-secondary institutions on applied research projects. The network provides companies access to federally matched funding, expertise, researchers and students, and cutting-edge resources.
What is SONAMI?
The institutions in this Niagara College-led network work through their respective research centres to collaborate with small- and medium-sized companies, tackling their manufacturing-related changes. Having access to this diverse network makes it possible for companies to find the right match to meet their unique challenges.
Leveraging the capabilities of members, SONAMI provides innovative solutions, such as process optimization, designing and testing prototypes, evaluating new technologies, and developing and commercializing new or improved products — all at the speed of business.
The benefits of collaboration
“What was really impressive was the speed from the point that the project was discussed to the moment it was initiated,” notes Michael McHale, Chief Financial Officer of EatSleepRIDE Mobile Inc., whose company’s project was started within three weeks of acceptance.
What was really impressive was the speed, from the point that the project was discussed to the moment it was initiated.
Since its inception in 2016, the award-winning network has received $23.3 million in federal investment to support industry through applied research projects. To date, roughly 400 projects have been successfully completed, resulting in $12 million in sales from commercialized innovations and the creation of over 100 new jobs.
Visit sonami.ca to learn more.