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Automobility Academic Partnership Initiative (API) Virtual Forum

October 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

The Automobility Academic Partnership Initiative (API) helping make Windsor-Essex the Automobility Capital of Canada.

About this Event

Trends in our culture, technology and economy are shifting from traditional modes of movement & transportation into new mobility (Connected, Autonomous, Cybersecure & Electric). The Windsor-Essex region is determined to be a leader in delivering better economic outcomes and services to residents and business by investing and transforming to take advantage of this new “Automobility”.

This half day (9a –1p) forum will be the inaugural event for the Windsor-Essex Automobility Cluster: Academic Partnership Initiative (API).

Please register and attend what portions you can: We need your voice.

This forum will feature:

  • Keynote from: Tom Schnekenburger, API Project Manager – Introducing Automobility
  • Panel Discussions – “Collaboration and a Vision” with Heather Pratt (UWindsor), Peter Wawrow (SCC), Susan Anzolin (IBLS) & Shawna Boakes (City of Windsor Traffic Engineer)
  • Project Quick Hits – Hear from Automobility Researchers & Stakeholders (Electric Engines, Virtual Reality Caves, Hacking Hardware and Big Data, among others)
  • Interactive Roundtable Session – Join the conversation in a 1 hour breakout to address a challenge statement with a ‘next step’ in a collaboration exercise.
  • Interactive Inputs (Crowdsourced Wordclouds), A Call to Action and What Comes Next.
  • Topics that will be explored include:
  • Leveraging local businesses for research opportunities- Giving our communities the advantage.
  • Commercializing and New Ventures at home- Building an Entrepreneur Ecosystem.
  • Bi-National Collaborations and Aligning Research Incentives.
  • Windsor-Essex as a Living Mobility Lab – Building a venue that promotes our work.

Automobility Details:

Windsor-Essex is a region on the move. The transportation system sees $100B annually in commercial goods move along the Canada-US Border, and Windsor-Essex is a recognized leader in both manufacturing and logistics complimented by a dedicated and talented workforce. Windsor-Essex helps keep Canada’s economy moving.

St. Clair College and the University of Windsor have an incredible opportunity to set the standard for cross discipline collaboration with the intention of applying research, training and funding directly to turning Windsor-Essex into the Automobility Capital of Canada.

This half day (9a –1p) forum will be the inaugural event for the Windsor-Essex Automobility Cluster: Academic Partnership Initiative (API). The forum will bring together a broad coalition of Academic stakeholders with the intention of building objectives and guidelines to focus research, technical training, curriculum development, lab orientation and funding applications directly to solving the economic & social mobility challenges in Windsor-Essex.

Please join us on October 16th, 2020 via Teams LIVE for a half day session. Don’t miss out, we need your voice.



October 16, 2020
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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