During Innovate Canada, guests will have the opportunity to explore the advanced manufacturing ecosystem in Canada through hands-on tours at several innovative companies throughout the region.  Please see below for descriptions of the tours.

University of Waterloo - RoboHub

The RoboHub's state-of-the-art robotics facility combined with its world-renowned team of researchers and globally unique fleet of fixed-base, rolling, walking, and flying robots  are the reason that the RoboHub is where the future of robotics will be developed.

University of Waterloo - AVRIL - Autonomous Vehicle and Research Intelligence Lab

Helping create tomorrow's advanced mobility options, AVRIL is a 10-bay R&D workspace for a wide variety of mobility applications including:

Automated Driving
Vehicle Connectivity
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

OTTO Motors

OTTO designs flexible and intelligent autonomous mobile robots for industry, with the ultimate goal of automating the world's dullest, dirtiest, and deadliest jobs.

ATS Automation

ATS is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world’s most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services.

SMART - Smart Manufacturing and Advanced Recycling Technologies

SMART Centre will focus on two main industry requirements within applied research activities:

  • High-Performance Manufacturing  
  • ICT-Enabled Intelligent Manufacturing 

 By facilitating applied research and the development of innovative business processes, SMART Centre will become an important driver of innovation, commercialization, productivity improvement and competitiveness for Ontario's manufacturing sector.