Welcome to Making it in Ontario, the official podcast of the Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing. This podcast features candid discussions with industry leaders about the opportunities and challenges facing Ontario's advanced manufacturing ecosystem. Come see for yourself how the best companies in the world are Making it in Ontario. Learn more about the Trillium Network at trilliummfg.ca
00:00-03:59 - Nick's Intro
04:00-05:15 - Meeting our guest
05:16-09:22 - How did Matthew and Brendan meet? Opining on Aerospace
09:17-13:53 - What is 'The Industrial Commons'?
13:54-17:06 - Are companies more open now to story-telling than before the pandemic?
17:07-20:00 - Putting a cost on an insecure supply chain
20:01-22:55 - The manufacturing that left Ontario vs. what's coming back - chatting about EVs
22:56-28:33 - Inventing the un-invented - or - Brendan's block heater story from the 1980s
28:34-34:05 - Discussing the definition of 'Risk'
34:06-39:41 - Should we chase scale or embrace risk? - or - Matthew's opinions on Excel
39:42-43:24 - Discussing gaps in the industrial commons
43:25-48:14 - What's keeping you awake at night? -or- "Which one is the priority? I don't know!"
48:15-51:12 - What are Matthew and Brendan looking forward to?
Promation & Nuclear Promise X (NPX)
00:00-03:46 - Nick's Intro
03:47-08:16 - Meeting the guests
08:17-12:23 - The good, the bad, & the great about nuclear power
12:24-19:08 - "Where does your technology end up going in the plants?"
19:09-22:57 - Discussing innovations in nuclear automation. What's getting innovated?
22:58-28:12 - How automation can remove paper from the tracking process
28:13-33:48 - When your industry regulator WANTS innovation, it leads to great things!
33:49-38:14 - Discussing a specific innovation & the award it won
38:15-41:37 - Bridging the gap between human experience & automation
41:38-44:27 - Darryl describes the nature of the players in the sector - "Compet-a-Mates"
DAIR: Workforce Development
00:00-03:20 - Nick's Intro
03:21-08:12 - Meeting the guests
08:13-14:03 - Why re-shoring aerospace manufacturing makes sense now
14:04-15:19 - "This sounds like automotive manufacturing..."
15:20-23:06 - Nick saw students in class. What were they learning?
23:07-25:35 - How Michelle and Centennial College design courses
25:36-28:21 - Paper usage in aerospace manufacturing
28:22-34:42 - How Michelle and Centennial College design courses - continued
34:43-42:08 - How do we inspire youth to get involved in aerospace?
42:09-46:35 - The Green Fund was great. What else is DAIR working on?
Linamar’s Innovation Hub
00:00-04:11 - Nick's Intro
04:12-04:41 - Meeting the guests
04:42-08:21 - Quick history of Linamar and their capabilities
08:22-15:40 - Introducing the Linamar Innovation Hub (iHub) - the 6 new verticals
15:41-16:37 - Linamar and the City of Guelph - a long history & a bright future
16:38-19:40 - How the iHub hit the ground running during the COVID19 pandemic
19:41-22:15 - The challenges facing innovators & inventors, & how Limamar can help
22:16-23:44 - Discussing the Food Vertical
23:45-25:45 - Automobility & the iHub
25:46-30:04 - Linamar & their Municipal/Academic/Industrial partners
30:05-34:11 - Vision2100 - or - The importance of having a strategy
34:12-37:49 - How Brett and Somila got to where they are today
37:50-41:34 - Get to know the iHub! - or - "We want to meet startups" -Linamar
41:35-43:07 - What's next?
00:00-02:29 - Intro
02:30-04:53 - Meeting the guest, and reviewing Windsor's automotive history
04:54-06:55 - The shift to Automobility and the new players entering the game
06:56-09:40 - The challenges of making the shift - or - It's not only rock and roll
09:41-12:31 - Discussing the academic (and other) supports for Windsor's transition
12:32-19:39 - Reviewing the vast capabilities of the VR Cave
19:40-23:02 - The view from outside of Windsor
23:03-26:39 - Taking a deep dive into the academic partners' course offerings
26:40-35:11 - The evolving nature of Economic Development -or- Understanding your product
35:12-38:47 - How does Steven grow his team?
38:48-45:30 - Automobility - a different kind of disruption
45:31-48:50 - The view of Windsor from outside of Windsor
00:00-03:09 - Intro
03:10-04:11 - Meeting the guests
04:12-05:20 - Starting at the beginning - Eclipse's history...
05:21-08:06 - ...and how it shaped their culture today
08:07-10:48 - Let's talk tech - or - the rise of data in industrial automation
10:49-15:52 - Adopting new technology & Eclipse's approach to complex problems
15:53-20:01 - Explaining Eclipse's 'entrepreneurial mindset' from top to bottom
20:02-23:08 - How Eclipse keep their staff engaged through complex & challenging projects
23:09-28:15 - Where Nick & Jacquelyne met, & discussing their 'talent pipeline'
28:16-33:57 - What more can industry do to attract talent?
33:58-39:41 - Discussing some of their finished work
39:42-43:00 - The advantages of operating in Cambridge
43:01-48:44 - The recent acquisition of Eclipse by Accenture - What's all that about?
48:45-54:30 - No job too small!