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A robot in every factory: The $230-million bid to help automate Ontario’s manufacturing sector

The effort to jumpstart the growth of Ontario’s advanced manufacturing sector, such that even cookie factories and printing shops could soon be using robots and self-driving vehicles, started in earnest around December 2016.

That’s when consulting firm McKinsey & Co. produced a short report that concluded “the Toronto-Waterloo region has the potential to become one of the world’s top innovation ecosystems,” on par with Silicon Valley. That got people talking.

Read full article on The Financial Post