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Exploring Opportunities in the EV Supply Chain – Hamilton


In today’s evolving transportation landscape, the electrification of vehicles stands as a pivotal frontier, promising sustainable mobility solutions and driving unprecedented innovation. This series of workshops is designed to equip entrepreneurs, engineers and industry leaders with insights to navigate the complexities of the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain, seize emerging opportunities, and drive forward the future of mobility.

Invest WindsorEssex is pleased to host these four workshops in partnership with Invest in Hamilton and delivered through Automobility Enterprises and PEM Motion. These workshops are funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

Event details

Join us for one of these free in-person events as we examine the best practices for manufacturing various components in an electric vehicle’s drivetrain.

Throughout the series, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the electric vehicle supply chain, from battery production to electric motors and fuel cells. Led by industry experts, each workshop will cover key topics such as:

  • Battery production: From cell manufacturing to pack assembly, participants will gain insights into the latest advancements in battery technology and production processes.
  • Electric motors: With a focus on new hairpin technologies, participants will explore the latest innovations in electric motor design and manufacturing.
  • Fuel cells: Despite their potential, fuel cells present unique challenges for the automotive industry. Our workshops will shed light on these challenges and explore opportunities for innovation.
  • Additional technologies and opportunities: Beyond batteries, motors, and fuel cells, participants will have the opportunity to explore additional technologies and opportunities shaping the future of electric mobility.
  • Workshops and discussion:  Engage with industry experts and stakeholders in the EV manufacturing industry, depending on the day and focus topic

While the general content and structure is consistent for each workshop, the focus for discussion and business development opportunities will change depending on the theme (see workshop dates and descriptions below).

Workshop dates and descriptions

April 22 is tailored towards a general audience, that might include fleet operators, policy-makers, university researchers, or technology enthusiasts and everyone in between. This seminar is focused at a higher level and discussions will focus on the implications of EV manufacturing and general trends in the industry

April 23 is tailored towards automation and integration companies. If you are focused on PLC design, machine vision, or automated production systems, you should attend on this day. Our discussions will focus more on opportunities to deploy automation and gaps plaguing the EV supply chain and EV industry.

April 24 is tailored to mold/die manufacturing and CNC machining companies. Many traditional automotive suppliers that offer manufacturing and design services focused on high-precision and low-tolerance metal parts have a huge role to play in the EV industry, and are well tailored to participate in new supply chains. We will focus on some of these opportunities and focus discussions on creating value in this space for the seminar.

April 25 is tailored to companies focused on stamping, plastics, and 3-D printing. While many interior components may be similar between ICE and EVs, the electric drivetrain and its supporting components offer a lot of opportunities for these suppliers to innovate. The discussions will focus on new types of components required in the EV supply chain, industry trends, and the need for the integration of electronics and plastics.

Event Details


April 22, 2024

8:30 am - 4:00 pm
McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Rd. S., Conference Room BCD
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 0A1 Canada

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