Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Virtual Event
Automate to Innovate 2024
February 21, 2024 at 1:00pm ET

Resources: Opportunities for financing the automation implementation journey


  • Kusala Jayasuriya, Senior Innovation Advisor, Innovation Canada
Manufacturers need all the help they can get from the industry during automation projects to ensure that the implementation is successful and efficient. There are multiple funding opportunities that can facilitate with kickstarting or continuing automation implementation projects. In this session, the speaker will share present how manufacturers can tap into these opportunities.

Kusala Jayasuriya
Kusala Jayasuriya is a Senior Innovation Advisor with the Accelerated Growth Service (AGS) at Innovation Canada. Neurobiologist by training, Jayasuriya has spent an early career in academic research. She transitioned into the business side of science, helping university-based researchers and academic spin-off companies to commercialize their innovations, mainly in the life sciences and medical devices sector. She joined the Government of Canada 4 years ago, with the aim of supporting technology-driven SMEs with better access to government support programs.

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