We are excited to announce that FreePoint Technologies has been approved as one of the Qualified Service Providers for the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Technology Assessment Program.
The Technology Assessment Program connects manufacturers in Southern Ontario with qualified experts and provides grants of up to $25,000 in reimbursable funds for creating a customized plan on how they can improve productivity by capitalizing on existing assets and implementing the latest advanced manufacturing technologies including hardware, software, and cloud computing.
As one of CME’s Technology Assessment Program qualified assessors, FreePoint will work with companies to create the customized plan and upon completion of the assessment, will recommend an action plan that will enable manufacturers to make informed decisions to assess, purchase, adopt, implement, train and maintain new technologies.
“We are extremely excited to be selected as a Qualified Service Provider for the CME Technology Assessment Program.” Said FreePoint Founder Paul Hogendoorn. “This program will help manufacturers in Southern Ontario understand and make meaningful investment into technologies that provide actionable data driven insight to drive sustainable growth, increase production capacity and enhance employee engagement.”
Technology Assessments can focus on areas such as:
- Process flow
- Quality (for example, ISO Certification)
- Waste reduction
- Environmental impact (various green certifications)
- Energy efficiency (production level)
- Information and management systems
POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION
Lower Operating Costs
Digitization opens the door to the collection of data that can be mined to identify efficiencies in existing operations, decrease downtime, and monitor and guide production activity.
Increased Product Quality
Advanced technologies can help to root out errors and deficiencies in production, boost quality control, and lead to overall improvements in the production process.
Higher Innovation Capacity
Technologies like 3D printing and rapid prototyping speed innovation cycles and can unlock new abilities and capacity that were previously unavailable to producers.
Increased Customer Satisfaction
Digitization and advanced technology use can increase customer satisfaction by decreasing response times, creating more specialization and customization opportunities, and improving product quality.
For more information on the eligibility requirements and FAQ’s of the program please visit https://cme-mec.ca/technology_assessments/
Interested in finding out more, Reach out to us today.