As ideas reshape the emerging Industry 4.0, Toronto innovators are jump-starting new design and production methods, from 3D printing, to intelligent robots and clean energy. Part of Canada’s largest advanced manufacturing corridor, Toronto supports a strong cluster of aerospace and automotive industries, as well as several of Canada’s top engineering programs. In a rapidly evolving field, in which knowledge is paramount, global organizers team with local resources to learn, apply, collaborate.
$13.5 billion + GDP Impact
20,000 professionals in Toronto and region focused on systems engineering, equipment production and integration
Canada’s second-largest aerospace cluster
Part of Ontario’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, building next-gen capabilities in fields from advanced robotics to 3D printing
The Toronto Institute of Advanced Manufacturing pairs cutting-edge university research with industry partners like Celestica, Bombardier and GE Digital Energy, developing new materials and smart processes from 3D printing to nano-engineering. The new Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Hub (DAIR) unites every large aerospace company and leading postsecondary institution in the region, to advance R&D in aircraft, satellites and drones.
The reason I brought the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology to Toronto, is it’s the hub of the industry for Canada; it’s the showcase of Canada’s leading industries in the areas of electric transportation, micro grids, smart grids and renewable energy systems, [and] to showcase that to a worldwide audience. It was also successful, because it’s the city of Toronto and people actually collaborated with several academic units and research institutes housed right here the city. The city is great, the conference venues are great. You can’t ask for much more, really.