CN investing in 1,000 new generation grain hopper cars to renew fleet and meet long-term needs of farmers
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Hamilton, Mac & law firm Gowling are helping startups make their way in the world
A unique partnership between McMaster University, the city of Hamilton, and an international law firm is aiming to help “start ups” in the city get off the ground and profit.
There are some really cool projects at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre. Joel Roeleveld is a research engineer with McMaster who says the the partnership could help a lot of local ideas.
“New motors and motor technology we hopefully think will revolutionize high-efficiency and robust motors.”
All used in the creation of hybrid race cars that were built at MARC.
“Those cars are student build cars, 90% of the components are hand built by the students.”
“The one thing that the university has is a lot of great ideas on the we can bring it to a certain stage,” says Gay Yuyitung, and industry liason for McMaster University, “but takes a village to create successful companies.”
That’s where the law firm “Gowling” comes in.
“What we’re trying to do is facilitate connections between those businesses so that they might become aware of McMaster and Hamilton and it’s economy, become it’s customers, suppliers, lenders, with a view to helping this area along.” says Louis Frapporti, managing partner at Glowing WLG’s Hamilton office.
The partnership is in the early stages but already engineers at McMaster can imagine the financial benefits. The end goal of the partnership is to launch new technology from Hamilton, attract business here, and even bring top notch engineers to the city and university.
Article courtesy of CHCH
Hamilton Highlights Newsletter – April 2018
In the April edition of Hamilton Highlights…
- Are You One of the Fast 40?
- Success Makers
- Raise the Barcode
- Meet the Future of Ontario’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster
- Hamilton Welcomes Ontario Chamber of Commerce to the City
- Art as an Economic Driver
ICF judge lauds Hamilton’s collaboration
Hamilton Highlights Newsletter – March 2018
In the March edition of Hamilton Highlights…
- Fraunhofer Makes It Official
- Food and Beverage Excellence in Hamilton
- Supercluster Win for Hamilton
- Competition Season in Hamilton
- Be Part of the Supply Chain
Hamilton Highlights Newsletter – February 2018
In the February edition of Hamilton Highlights…
- Government Funding for New Markets
- Hamilton Named One of the Top 7 Intelligent Community in the World
- Clearcable Networks Part of Hamilton’s “Intelligent Community”
- Success in the City Day Away
- Hamilton Wins Again
- It’s Game Time in Hamilton
Hamilton deemed among top 7 ‘Intelligent communities in the world’
Take a bow, Hamilton.
According to the Intelligent Communities Forum — a U.S.-based think tank that focuses on digital economic development — our city is more “intelligent” than it used to be. Hamilton has been named one of the top seven “Intelligent Communities in The World.”
That compares to the city being ranked 21st in the year 2016-2017.
“Intelligent communities are those which have — whether through crisis or foresight — come to understand the enormous challenges of the broadband economy, and have taken conscious steps to create an economy capable of prospering in it,” the forum says on its website.
“They are not necessarily big cities or famous technology hubs. They are located in developing nations as well as industrialized ones, suburbs as well as cities, the hinterland as well as the coast.”
Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger says, “What it really means is that we are transforming our economy into a digital economy and our organizations into digital organizations.”
In June, the forum will do a second round of analysis — that includes site visits and voting by an international jury — to determine this year’s Intelligent Community of the Year.
Eisenberger says coming out on top would be a great feather in the city’s cap.
He noted Eindhoven in the Netherlands — that was named the world’s most intelligent community of the year in 2011 — has used the honour as leverage to greatly enhance its economic development.
“We’d like to achieve the same and use that as an economic development tool to attract more positive development and digital capacity and more collaboration and partnerships,” said Eisenberger.
The forum cited Eisenberger’s efforts in forming a “Blue Ribbon Task Force on Intelligent Communities” in late 2016 and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Digital Hamilton Project as reasons for including the city in the top seven.
“Hamilton’s recognition among the top seven Intelligent Communities is a testament to the impressive collaboration efforts over the last year between the chamber, the City of Hamilton and key stakeholders on the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Intelligent Communities,” said Keanin Loomis, president and CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. “An award of this stature will put us on the national and global spotlight, leading to a greater influx of talent and investment into our community.”
The other cities in the top seven include Winnipeg, Man.; Chiayi City, Taiwan; Tainan City; Taiwan; Taoyuan, Taiwan; Espoo, Finland and Ipswich, Australia.
Article courtesy of Mark McNeil, The Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton Highlights Newsletter – January 2018
In the January 2018 edition of Hamilton Highlights…
- Time for the EmployerOne Survey
- Funding Available for PHD Research
- Tourism Hamilton Welcomes Signature Events to the City in 2018
- Your Firm May Benefit from Canada’s Global Skills Strategy
- Hamilton Companies Win Top Honours