With access to local news being negatively impacted by Meta’s new policy, preventing Canadian news outlets from sharing their content on Facebook and Instagram, we’ve rounded up some of the latest in local tech & innovation news that we want you to see. We’ll be adding to this list regularly, so check back often. Share your local tech & innovation news with us at email@example.com.
Construction Begins at Windsor’s Battery Technology Centre
Excerpt via AM 800 | November 22, 2023
Construction is beginning to take shape at the North America Battery Technology Centre at Stellantis Automotive Research and Development Centre complex in Windsor.
The first steel columns have started to be installed, and the facility will enable in-house testing and development of electric vehicle battery packs for upcoming Stellantis brand products.
The Battery Technology Centre at ARDC, located at 3939 Rhodes Drive in Windsor, will serve as the hub for all Stellantis EV battery testing in North America. […]
Gordie Howe bridge project wins national environmental award
Excerpt via The Windsor Star | November 17, 2023
The Gordie Howe International Bridge project team has received a national award for its commitment to sustainability and community prosperity.
The inaugural national environmental, social and governance award from the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships was presented to project officials Tuesday during a ceremony in Toronto. […]
Meta Makers Cooperative updates thanks to federal grant
Excerpt via Windsor News Today | November 16, 2023
The region’s only public maker space can buy new tools and improve its air quality with a $60,000 grant from the federal government.
Meta Makers Cooperative on Monmouth Road in Windsor received the grant from the Community Services Recovery Fund. United Way Centraide Windsor Essex County delivered it. […]
New program looks to support Black entrepreneurs in tourism
Excerpt via CBC Windsor | November 15, 2023
A new website and worker registry tool is now online for the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing sector.
It’s meant to connect job seekers with employers.
EVCareers.ca is funded by the federal government as part of its $7.7 million accelerator to support long-term growth in the EV industry in and around Windsor-Essex. The strategy includes a dedicated “talent attraction” specialist. […]
Windsor battery plant draws flood of applicants as hiring begins
Excerpt via The Windsor Star | November 9, 2023
When NextStar Energy posted for the first 130 job openings at its Windsor battery plant in August, it was both a first step towards building a 2,500-employee workforce and a litmus test for interest in a new industry.
Much to the surprise of NextStar officials, the openings in finance, human resources, communications and a mix of 100 engineers and technicians drew over 5,000 applications in the first week. […]
Addressing greenhouse growing challenges with new technology
Excerpt via CTV Windsor | November 9, 2023
A Kingsville-based data collection company in Ruthven Ont. is bringing autonomous computer imaging and tracking technology inside vegetable greenhouses to fine tune indoor growing methods.
Staff at Ecoation say Ontario’s growing greenhouse industry faces challenges that prevent greenhouse vegetable growers from keeping up with labour demand while producing higher yields, hoping their prototype robots will soon become accessible for farms. […]
Windsor salad dressing company earns $1M Dragons’ Den investment
Excerpt via The Windsor Star | November 3, 2023
Of all the things a teenager might get caught selling out of a high school locker, Ameen Fadel probably had the most unusual — fattoush salad dressing.
Having already moved from high school hallways to stores across Canada, Fadel’s Windsor-based Cedar Valley Selections is set for another major expansion after scoring a $1 million investment on Dragons’ Den. […]
New program looks to support Black entrepreneurs in tourism
Excerpt via CBC Windsor | October 11, 2023
A new program has launched to help mentor and fund Black innovators in the tourism field.
Ontario’s Southwest Regional Tourism Organization has teamed up with partners to launch the initiative, called Ontario’s Southwest Black Tourism “Spark” Program.
It launched on Oct. 11, and is looking for applicants from the region’s Black community with ideas that could benefit tourism and bring businesses to life. […]
Ontario securities regulator exploring artificial intelligence use in capital markets
Ontario’s securities regulator says it is evaluating the potential role it can play in overseeing and guiding responsible adoption of artificial intelligence to protect investors and the integrity of capital markets.
In a report released Oct. 10, the Ontario Securities Commission said use of AI in capital markets is focused on three key areas: improving the efficiency and accuracy of operations, trade surveillance and detection of market manipulation, and supporting advisory and customer service. […]
Windsor firm partners to build ‘extreme-fast charging’ e-vehicle batteries
Flex-N-Gate and ‘extreme-fast charging’ battery company StoreDot have announced a partnership that will see the Israeli firm use Windsor’s Flex-Ion Battery and Innovation Centre to begin producing cells that can recharge capacity in minutes. […]
Tourism Windsor Essex CEO Gordon Orr Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award
Excerpt via windsoriteDOTca | October 8, 2023
Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island Chief Executive Officer Gordon Orr has received the 2023 Tourism Industry Award of Excellence’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the development and promotion of the tourism industry and established a visible, long-term record of accomplishment that merits special attention. […]
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