ENRICH in the USA Advanced Manufacturing Landing Hub

The binational Great Lakes Region, which is shared by the United States and Canada and is comprised of eight U.S. states, New York to Minnesota, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, is North America’s economic engine. In fact, with a combined GDP of US$6.0 trillion in 2017, if the region were a country, it would represent the third largest economy in the world behind only the U.S. and China and ahead of major economies like Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Employing about one-third of the combined U.S. and Canadian workforce, the region is driven by a large manufacturing sector (e.g. automobiles, aerospace and defence, food processing, biopharma, etc.). The region is also home to one of the largest networks of universities in the world, making the Great Lakes a hotbed for academic and commercial research and innovation.

Hosted by the Council of the Great Lakes Region, which has offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Toronto, Ontario, Canada and a binational presence at the TReC Incubator in Niagara Falls, New York, the Advanced Manufacturing Hub provides European stakeholders unprecedented connectivity to two national economies, and more importantly, easy access to a number of world-class manufacturing clusters and institutes, such as AIM Photonics (New York), America Makes (Ohio), Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (Pennsylvania), Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (Michigan), Manufacturing times Digital (Illinois), Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (Ontario), and a AI powered supply chain supercluster called SCALE.AI (Quebec).

On the U.S.-side of the region, first and foremost, visiting European stakeholders can enjoy connecting with these centers of excellence and networking with manufacturing giants, including, but not limited to, IBM, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, FiatChrysler, Owens Corning, Lear, Stryker, Cummins, Whirlpool, Dana, Parker Hannifin, Magna International, Boeing, Caterpillar, Rockwell Automation, General Mills, 3M, Dow Chemical, and Procter and Gamble. These companies are deploying the latest state-of-the art technologies in additive, subtractive, robotics-based, and other advanced manufacturing methods to produce a wide variety of products for consumer, government, and commercial use.

There is strong demand for advanced solutions within these companies and the region. As The Council of the Great Lakes Region’s Advanced Computing Hub enables low-risk entry for manufacturing equipment, materials or other solution providers to demonstrate and co-develop their innovations directly with relevant end users by providing EU businesses and researchers tailored market intelligence, regional tours, and introductions that will help them connect to and harness the Great Lakes region’s economic strengths and innovations assets. Through its partnership with ENRICH in the USA and the TReC incubator in the binational region of Niagara Falls, New York, the Council can also offer soft landing services to those companies wishing to establish longer engagements with advanced manufacturing entities in New York state and the surrounding Great Lakes on both sides of the U.S. – Canada border.

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Current ENRICH in the USA Services Available: ENRICH in the USA Advanced Manufacturing-Focused Tour (offered annually via call, as well as on-demand)