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FedDev Ontario invests in geo-mapping tool


November 23, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Nov. 23, 2017 – The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) has announced an investment of up to $100,000 in the Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing to expand its Geo-Mapping Program (GMP).

Manufacturing firms, universities, colleges and research institutions will be able to identify manufacturing companies seeking to partner on research projects, arrange co-op placements for existing students and improve employment opportunities for graduating students. The tool has the potential to link academic groups with businesses that would benefit from research and development capabilities, give domestic and international investors access to firms’ information, and allow businesses looking to locate or expand to find potential manufacturing real estate and opportunities in Ontario.

“TrilliumGIS will provide the critical information needed by firms, researchers, students and investors to understand Ontario’s manufacturing landscape. It’s a decision-making tool designed specifically to help manufacturing grow in Ontario,” said Ray Tanguay, vice-chair, Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing.

The GMP will be free of charge and available to the public.

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FedDev Ontario’s non-repayable contribution is being made through the Investing in Regional Diversification Initiative.