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MMRI Open House

MMRI Official Opening, Manufacturing Forum and Industry Open House

Date & Time:

McMaster Innovation Park (230 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON)

Event Contact:

Stephen C.Veldhuis (
Professor, Director (MMRI) and Braley-Orlick Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Join us on May 11th for the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute’s 8th Annual Industry Open House and Manufacturing Forum and the official opening of the MMRI’s new, 21,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility at McMaster Innovation Park.


The MMRI and the Faculty of Engineering are inviting you to our 8th annual Industry Open House and Manufacturing Forum! Join us on May 11th, 2023!

Important Note: Please sign up for events you can attend during the day.

In addition to the forum and open house, the MMRI will be celebrating our new facility at McMaster Innovation Park, which recently opened after finishing construction.

The open house will feature dynamic displays of current research involving graduate and undergraduate students as well as research staff and faculty.
This event will offer the opportunity to connect with our researchers and industry partners as well as tour many of our research locations.

Tour our new facilities, enjoy dynamic displays of current MMRI research, connect with researchers, students and industry and discuss emerging trends in manufacturing.

This year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Tony Schmitz, will be presenting on applying machine learning, a core AI technology to improve machining operations.

See the full event agenda and register today!


8:00-8:30       Registration and light breakfast
8:30-9:15       Official Opening of the new site
9:15-10:00     Networking coffee break
10:00-12:00   Manufacturing Forum – MC – Dennis Darby, CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

  • 10:00-11:00 Keynote – Tony Schmitz, Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • 11:00-12:00 Panel to discuss topics raised in the keynote
    • Moderator – Maryam Aramesh
    • 5G mmWave Private Network – David Wale, Director, Terago
    • Machining, Automation and AI – Alexander Berger, President & CEO, A. Berger Precision Ltd
    • Robotics – Kevork Sevadjian, CEO and Co-Founder, Gastronomous
    • AI – Maryam Emami, CEO, AI Materia Inc
    • Training and Upskilling – Medora Uppal, CEO, YWCA Hamilton

12:00-1:00     Networking Lunch
1:00-4:00       Industry Open House

  • McMaster Innovation Park (Machining Systems Lab, Additive Manufacturing Group, Automotive Resource Centre, Centre for Automotive Materials, and Corrosion)
  • SR&ED Tax Credit and Innovation Funding Discussion – Christine Ermarkaryan
  • Guided Tour of the Nuclear Reactor (limited spots available, requires government-issued ID)*
  • Guided Tour of the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy*
  • Guided Tour of the Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy*

3:00-3:30       Nuclear Focused Discussion, JHEA114*
4:00               Wind down at McMaster Innovation Park Biergarten

*These events will be held on the main campus. We will have a shuttle bus running between the main campus and Innovation Park throughout the afternoon to transport people.

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