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How to develop manufacturing partnerships to boost innovation

How to develop manufacturing partnerships to boost innovation

We’re discussing the advancement of innovation in this episode of Machine Language: The Podcast, which features an interview with Michelle Chrétien, director of the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) at Sheridan College.

CAMDT connects SMEs with manufacturing partners and students to advance industry projects.

Chrétien discusses innovation in automation and how post-secondary institutions can play a valuable role in developing new concepts. She also provides some key tips on how to establish partnerships to ensure long-term competitiveness.

“I talk to manufacturers every day, and one of the things I hear most in terms of discussing what their barriers are to growth is access to talent,” she says. “One of the top reasons to partner with an academic institution is access to a pipeline of highly trained, work-ready potential employees.”

Listen to the full episode here.

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