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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) joins Canada Makes


Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Canada Makes is proud to announce the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) as its newest academic partner. NAIT joins our expanding list of leading academic institutions focusing on advanced manufacturing. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, NAIT is a leading Canadian polytechnic focused on meeting the current and emerging needs for education and research in Alberta.

“NAIT has unique capabilities unavailable anywhere else in Alberta and this offers new ways of doing things, and introduces new skills required to build a strong and competitive economy,” said Frank Defalco Manager Canada Makes. “Canada Makes looks forward to working with NAIT to grow Alberta’s innovation economy.”

“Through its Innovation Services NAIT offers business and product service as well as access to equipment for prototyping and testing. This enables companies to develop innovative products, new ways of working or thinking, and higher productivity,” said Paul Dews, Manager of Innovation Support Services with NAIT.

NAIT and Canada Makes have worked together to help small businesses with the Canada Makes Metal Additive Demonstration Program. You can read about a recent project completed with funding from the program. http://canadamakes.ca/coffee-lovers-create-portable-pour-kettle-nait-3d-printer/

About NAIT
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

About Canada Makes
Canada Makes, a Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) initiative. CME is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing (AM) in Canada. It is an enabler and accelerator of AM-adoption in Canada.