<  Back to Latest from EEN Blog Post

UK Advanced Manufacturing SMEs set to develop collaborations in Canada

This week EEN will be leading a visit to Canada, as part of Innovate UK’s Global Business Accelerator Programme.

Written by Kelly Hunter on 13 April 2018

Main Image
Canadian Flag

© https://pixabay.com/

The 4-day visit will bring together capabilities, ideas and funding options, to address current and future challenges in the advanced manufacturing sector.

 

Canada offers a dynamic and innovative manufacturing sector. In 2016 it was responsible for 32% ($6.6 billion) of all business enterprise R&D investment. Manufacturing accounts for approximately $174 billion of Canadian GDP and employs over 1.7 million people (according to the Government of Canada).

 

The visit will feature presentations from local and national agencies, pitching sessions and one-to-one meetings with Canadian businesses.  There will also be sessions on funding for UK-Canada collaboration under the Eureka Eurostars programme and site visits to leading manufacturers in the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba.  

 

Follow the visit on our twitter account: @EEN_Midlands #GBAPCanada