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The Ambassador Bridge is pictured from Windsor at sunset.The Windsor-Essex Automobility Cluster: Academic Partnership Initiative will kick off at 9 a.m. on Oct. 16.

​Forum to set standard for automobility collaboration

A forum Friday will bring together interested academics to determine objectives and guidelines for focusing research, technical training, curriculum development, lab orientation, and funding applications on solving economic and social mobility challenges in Windsor-Essex.

Running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 16, it will be the inaugural event for the Windsor-Essex Automobility Cluster: Academic Partnership Initiative, a collaboration among the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, and the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation.

The forum will explore how to:

construction zoneThis November 11 photo shows progress of the interior construction in the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre.

Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre nearing occupancy

Construction of the interiors of the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre is continuing apace.

The building, located on Wyandotte Street in front of the campus parking garage, houses a branch of the Windsor Family Credit Union and will soon be home to offices of the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre), Campus Police and Parking Services, the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation, the Office of Research and Innovation Services, Technology Transfer Office and Research Finance.

Industry connects with research in CEI

More than 100 people met yesterday in the industrial courtyard at the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering to learn more about how local businesses can connect with university researchers to help make them more competitive.

“I’m really impressed with the depth of knowledge and the opportunity for potential partnerships,” said Kevin O’Connor, a software development manager at Vista Print, one of 34 local companies registered for the event.