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15 March 2019
WebEx, Canada
Canada-UK Virtual Matchmaking

Building Canada-UK Co-Innovation Teams

 

Manufacturing productivity and competitiveness require constant innovation.  The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Innovate UK are bringing innovation-driven organisations to build co-innovation teams to address advanced manufacturing challenges.  You can register here to participate in two informal virtual Meetups, on Friday 15 March 2019 at 14:00 GMT/10:00 EDT/07:00 PDT.

On 11 February 2019, NRC and Innovate UK launched a joint call for proposals to address Enhanced Industrial Productivity.  The virtual meetups will bring qualified applicants together to develop solution concepts and teams.

Candidate technology themes address two sectors: Food Processing and Advanced Manufacturing, within which the following are illustrative of eligible project areas.

Advanced and High Value Manufacturing

  • Clean energy technologies for industrial applications, including development of novel materials
  • Additive manufacturing processes, materials and machinery
  • AI, machine learning, robotics and IoT for advanced manufacturing
  • Advanced materials, composites design & manufacturing solutions
  • Biorefinery including circular economy waste solutions
  • Digital manufacturing platform and data exchange integration for Industry 4.0

Food Processing and Nutrition

  • Enhancing nutritional value of foods
  • Novel ingredient development
  • Sustainable protein development
  • Food safety solutions
  • Authenticity and traceability systems (e.g. blockchain)
  • Processes for improved shelf life and reducing food waste
  • Smart packaging
  • Improved manufacturing efficiency
  • Lean manufacturing

Registration

Closed since 15 March 2019

Location

WebEx, Canada

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Participants

Canada 37
United Kingdom 74
Total 111

Participants

Small or Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) 71
Large Company (>500 Employees) 1
University 13
R&D Institution 12
Industry Association 2
Government Support 12
Total 111