Innovate Forward: 3D Printing Seminar & Tour

Connect to experts for a demonstration of how 3D printing is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry and experience the process first hand in a state of the art laboratory at Sheridan’s Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Design Technologies. Join industry leaders for access to student talent and practical resources to enhance your business with these innovative… Continue reading Innovate Forward: 3D Printing Seminar & Tour

Free Webinar on Idea Evaluation: Signed up yet?

By: Fatema Fatakdawala How many times have you come up with that brilliant idea to move your company forward only to find out later that it wasn’t the right decision? Have you ever attempted to take a project to the next stage to realize that it was not truly ready yet? So we’re hosting an… Continue reading Free Webinar on Idea Evaluation: Signed up yet?

Innovate Forward: The 3M Story & Beyond

By: Fatema Fatakdawala After the success of our first six sessions, the Altitude Accelerator is excited to begin round 2 of our Innovate Forward seminars. This time around however, you can attend from the comfort of your home or office with our new and improved webinar format. Each session will delve into a specific pain… Continue reading Innovate Forward: The 3M Story & Beyond

Who’s in your Innovation Cheering Gallery?

By: Fatema Fatakdawala Developing a new product or idea can be risky if you’re alone trying to do all the testing, developing and product introduction yourself. Ever thought of sharing your ideas with a trusted partner or collaborator to make your idea a reality—and an even bigger success? There are tried and true techniques to… Continue reading Who’s in your Innovation Cheering Gallery?

The Secret Sauce for Innovation Success

By: Saadia Muzaffar “Suppliers are our extended team,” says Dr. Hamdy Khalil, Global Director of Chemical Research and Development/Product Development at the Woodbridge Group. His recent presentation at Innovate>Forward also highlighted the “honey bee model” —get the best from EVERY source—in order to stress the importance of using both suppliers and customers to enhance innovation… Continue reading The Secret Sauce for Innovation Success

Robots Without Hairnets

By: Saadia Muzaffar Remember those scenes in old TV shows where factory workers wearing hair nets stood by conveyor belts and stacked food products such as chocolates, muffins, cookies, even chocolates by hand? Make way for today’s robots. At the recent site tour of ABB Robotics in Brampton, Innovate>Forward attendees watched numerous robots in action,… Continue reading Robots Without Hairnets

Launch Successful: Ideas to Commercialization

By: Allen Porstner-Scheuka So you’ve come up with a product you know could be a game changer. The tough work of coming up with new ideas, designing and testing with prototypes, is only the beginning. As an advanced manufacturer, how do you successfully launch new products into the market? During the ever-critical commercialization stage, several… Continue reading Launch Successful: Ideas to Commercialization

Solving Real World Problems With Working Prototypes

By: Saadia Muzaffar R.E. Morrison Equipment manufactures some of the most innovative and efficient industrial and dental vacuum systems in North America. But in order to move into the global marketplace, President Ray Ralph was determined to make their BaseVac dental pump even better—and more competitive—by creating a more streamlined, “stackable” design. A prototype for… Continue reading Solving Real World Problems With Working Prototypes

Go or No Go: Making the critical idea decision

By: Saadia Muzaffar Taking a great idea through an objective evaluation is a critical step in the innovation process. It could be an idea for a new product, or for a company like Xerox, ideas for new materials. For Sheridan engineering students recently, it was a Formula One racing car. Once your idea is technically… Continue reading Go or No Go: Making the critical idea decision

Your great idea. Are you going to waste it or make it?

By: Saadia Muzaffar You’re an entrepreneur–inventor who’s come up with a good idea. Chances are, you’re not going to be very objective when evaluating whether or not your idea’s going to be a success once it hits the market. Sure, you’ll think it’s a great idea—the best you’ve ever had. But how do you get… Continue reading Your great idea. Are you going to waste it or make it?