NORCAT Acquires an Automatic Injection Molding Machine

Lindsay Lane News

Sudbury’s NORCAT has acquired an automatic injection-molding machine with funding from FedNor. The funding is earmarked for NORCAT’s Innovation Acceleration Program, designed to help high-tech businesses improve productivity and competitiveness through innovative technologies. The injection molder is capable of processing a range of materials such as thermoplastic, thermoset, elastomer, liquid silicone rubber and rigid PVC. It should keep local firms …

Starting a Business in Sudbury

Starting a Business in Sudbury

Kyle McCall Blog

So, you have a great idea for a business. Now what? This, for many, is a dilemma that doesn’t always have a clear answer. Where/who do I turn to for help? The nice thing is that the support an aspiring business owner is looking for is available right here in Greater Sudbury. You just have to know which doors to …

Michael Dolinar - CEO & Chief Computer Scientist, AdvanceWorx Inc.

FLIR One Developer of the Month – Michael Dolinar, AdvanceWorx


AdvanceWorx designs and manufactures high-tech products. Fully staffed with skilled Computer Scientists, Mechanical Engineers and Technologists; equipped with volume manufacturing equipment and certification testing facilities, AdvanceWorx builds world-class tech products, right here in North America. Mike and AdvanceWorx were chosen initially as one of a very small group of developers out of thousands that applied to be part of the …

Ronny Theiss

Engineer of Influence – Ronny Theiss


As a mechanical engineer and natural entrepreneur, Ronny Theiss always thought about starting his own business. After being laid off in 2014 and having a difficult time finding a new position, he decided to take advantage of the situation and focus on getting his business into full gear. But he needed help. Theiss decided to get in touch with Sudbury’s Northern Centre for Advanced Technology …

Queens University testing in Underground Technology Testing Centre

NORCAT underground test centre brings world to Sudbury


Start-up and multinational companies test prototypes in underground mine. A chance is all that is needed for a mining technology company to launch a product or service that will change the industry. The NORCAT Innovation Mill’s Underground Technology Testing Centre in Sudbury gives early start- up businesses and other companies the chance they need to bring their ideas and innovations …

Tom Fortin

Fortin Discovery Lab opens for business


By Mary Katherine Keown – The Sudbury Star There was a packed house at NORCAT on Wednesday as Tom Fortin unveiled his new vision — for the city, Northern Ontario and points beyond — at the launch of the Fortin Discovery Lab. “It’s basically a facility that helps turn ideas into actual products,” Fortin explained at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. He …

For its founder, this lab is about national sovereignty


By: Jonathan Migneault – Sudbury Northern Life Tom Fortin says Canada needs to regain control of manufacturing Tom Fortin wants people to start making things again. More specifically, the founder of Ontrak Control Systems, a local company that manufactures computer control systems, wants engineers and technologists in Sudbury and Northern Ontario to start building electronic and mechanical products. In the …

Fortin Discovery Lab

Unique Advanced Product Design and Certification facility opens at NORCAT in Sudbury, Ontario.


Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA: The ecosystem within the Innovation Mill at the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is receiving a dramatic boost through the opening of a unique advanced product design and prototyping facility. The Fortin Discovery Lab is the result of a partnership between The Fortin Foundation, the charitable division of Ontrak Control Systems Inc., and The Innovation Mill …

Northern Ontario Construction News

NORCAT leads regionally and internationally in skills training, health and safety and business/technology innovation


By Northern Ontario Construction News See the story in Northern Ontario Contruction News’ digital magazine here. NORCAT, a Canadian-based global non-profit organization, serves among other things as one of the world’s leading skilled training centres. It focuses on developing and providing world-class programs, services and resources to reduce injuries, save lives and enhance workplace productivity. Founded in 1995 and headquartered …

Harper Government Invests to Enhance Innovation and Strengthen Northern Ontario’s Mining Supply and Service Industry


The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and the Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor), announced today an investment for two initiatives that will support innovation, create jobs and diversify the economy of Northern Ontario. A FedNor investment of $1,250,000 will enable the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) to renovate and expand …


Profile: The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology


Bold, New and Exciting: NORCAT Launches the Innovation Mill and the Global Centre of Excellence in Training and Development / Health and Safety By Heather Seftel-Kirk – Resources Quarterly NORCAT, a Canadian-based global non-profit organization, has recently made several exciting announcements that serve to enhance its position as one of the world’s leading centres for skilled labour training and as …


NORCAT: Driving social and economic prosperity in Northern Ontario and beyond


By Don Duval – for What do you get when you place Sudbury’s Regional Innovation Centre, a globally recognized Centre of Excellence in training and development and health and safety, and a vibrant innovation incubator under one roof? The answer is NORCAT. We also have a fully functional operating mine that serves as an underground technology testing centre and …