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MMRI 8th Annual Open House and Manufacturing Forum

The MMRI and the Faculty of Engineering are inviting you to our 8th annual Industry Open House and Manufacturing Forum!
Join us on May 11th, 2023!

In addition to the forum and open house, the MMRI will be celebrating our new facility at McMaster Innovation Park, which is recently opened after finishing construction.

The open house will feature dynamic displays of current research involving graduate and undergraduate students as well as research staff and faculty.
This event will offer the opportunity to connect with our researchers and industry partners as well as tour many of our research locations.

8:00-8:30 Registration and light breakfast
8:30-9:15 Official Opening of the new site
9:15-10:00 Networking coffee break
10:00-12:00 Manufacturing Forum – MC – Dennis Darby, CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

10:00-11:00 Keynote – Tony Schmitz, Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
11:00-12:00 Panel to discuss topics raised in the keynote
Moderator – Maryam Aramesh
5G mmWave Private Network – David Wale, Director, Terago
Machining, Automation and AI – Alexander Berger, President & CEO, A. Berger Precision Ltd
Robotics – Kevork Sevadjian, CEO and Co-Founder, Gastronomous
AI – Maryam Emami, CEO, AI Materia Inc
Training and Upskilling – Medora Uppal, CEO, YWCA Hamilton
12:00-1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00-4:00 Industry Open House

McMaster Innovation Park (Machining Systems Lab, Additive Manufacturing Group, Automotive Resource Centre, Centre for Automotive Materials, and Corrosion)
SR&ED Tax Credit and Innovation Funding Discussion – Christine Ermarkaryan
Guided Tour of the Nuclear Reactor (limited spots available, requires government issued ID)*
Guided Tour of the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy*
Guided Tour of the Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy*
3:00-3:30 Nuclear Focused Discussion, JHEA114*
4:00 Wind down at McMaster Innovation Park Biergarten

*These events will be held on main campus. We will have a shuttle bus running between main campus and Innovation Park throughout the afternoon to transport people.

The event is finished.


May 11 2023


8:00 am - 4:00 pm


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