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Manufacturing & London


London Region Manufacturing Council is an industry-driven council that fosters growth and prosperity of the manufacturing industry in the London area.

Provides members with local manufacturing sector news and events, available support programs, workforce development initiatives, supply chain opportunities and much more. We are here to help manufacturers succeed and expand in London.


Research & Development


Centers for Research

Fraunhofer Project Centre

London is leading the charge towards technology-based advanced manufacturing and is investing in world class R&D facilities to continue the flow of investment. London has attracted collaborative ventures such as the Fraunhofer Project Centre that focuses on improving advanced manufacturing. The centre is a partnership between Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute and Western University and helps companies develop light-weight composite materials for mass production. Fraunhofer is getting worldwide recognition resulting in greater interest in London as a destination for advanced manufacturing investment.

Research Western

LAs the R&D wing of one of Canada’s most research-intensive universities, Research Western provides researchers international reach through knowledge mobilization and by producing global leaders. Facilities and partnerships including the WindEEE Dome and the recently opened Collider Centre for Technology Commercialization are centres of excellence attracting companies from around the world to London, Ontario.

Centre for Research and Innovation

Housed within Fanshawe College, the Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) serves as the initial point of contact related to research and development for industry and community partners working on innovative research programs. The centre connects business and industry to R&D services at Fanshawe, identifies research funding opportunities and provides project development assistance.

National Research Council Canada

As Canada’s premier research and technology organization, National Research Council Canada provides strategic research and technical services to clients and partners. The council offers several programs and collaborative opportunities with access to advantages including access to technology, product development, access to state-of-the-art equipment and marketing expertise.


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