Brock-Niagara Validation, Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute

The VPMI is a collaborative hub connecting Brock researchers and students with industry partners. It integrates technical expertise and innovation at Brock University with “upstream” scientific equipment partners and “downstream” southern Ontario businesses.

The VPMI is rooted in a state-of-the-art technology adoption centre in the heart of Niagara’s bioproducts and chemical manufacturing clusters, providing industry with technological solutions and access to highly skilled talent while weaving seamless development and implementation of innovation into the production practices and processes of partner companies. Facilitating collaborations between Brock University researchers and industrial partnerswill mean increased training opportunities and experiential learning for students and industry personnel involved in the collaborative projects. These partnerships will strengthen key clusters of innovation and production for the region, and increased competitiveness and sustainability for southern Ontario’s small- to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the commercialization of new and innovative technologies, products and processes.

The VPMI is dedicated to supporting the bioproducts, bioscience, bioagriculture and chemical manufacturing sectors in southern Ontario and beyond through research and innovation, testing and prototyping, and training. We look forward to partnering with you.