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Ontario contributes to mechatronics centre at Seneca College


April 24, 2015
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Apr. 23, 2015 – Seneca College, with the support of the Ontario government and Siemens Canada, says it is creating the first Mechatronics Simulation and Demonstration Centre (MSDC) in the province.

With a $651,000 investment from the province announced in today’s budget, Seneca will be able to purchase equipment for the centre and will also make investments to support renovations and curriculum development.

“We thank the Ontario government for this funding that will transform Seneca’s current lab facility and feature the best of manufacturing innovation, research and training,” said David Agnew, Seneca president. “With support and expertise from Siemens, this innovative initiative will not only strengthen Ontario’s manufacturing skills and expertise, but will also help modernize and regenerate industries province-wide.”

This initiative, according to the parties, builds on the partnership established between Seneca and Siemens Canada in February 2015 with the signing of a memorandum of understanding aimed at collaborating on program development, research and teaching in the field of mechatronics.

“By bringing faculty, students and partner industries together under one roof, the Mechatronics Simulation and Demonstration Centre will capture the enormous synergies of applied learning, research and demonstrations of mechatronics ‘at work,’” said Robert Hardt, president and CEO at Siemens Canada. “A defining feature of this initiative is showcasing Ontario’s most promising examples of mechatronics excellence in an exhibition-style space that both informs and inspires innovation in companies of all sizes.”

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