Lambton College Hosts 2nd Manufacturing Summit

        January 25, 2018, Lambton College and the Bluewater Technology Access Centre hosted the 2nd Manufacturing Summit, along with partners Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP), the Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Alliance (SLIA) and the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park. The one-day event welcomed 71 attendees, some of which traveled from as far away as Toronto to the Lambton College Event Centre…

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Sarnia-Lambton a Community of Advocacy

The Intelligent Community Forum says smart communities are marked in part by their ability to understand challenges, identify opportunities for change, and their willingness to advocate for that change. In Sarnia-Lambton, community agencies have rallied around the understanding that the average age of the local population is more than four years older than the provincial average, and the provision…

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Regional Clusters Support Local Sustainability

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Sustainability is one of the criteria the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) considers when evaluating what makes an Intelligent Community.  ICF describes sustainability as an Intelligent Community’s ability to improve current living standards, while maintaining the ability of future generations to do the same, and reducing the environmental impact of that growth. For decades Sarnia-Lambton has been at the centre of…

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Digital Equality a Staple of Sarnia-Lambton

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) considers digital equality when evaluating what makes an Intelligent Community.  The organization says Intelligent Communities promote digital equality by creating policies and programs that provide offline citizens with access to computers and broadband, by providing skills training and by promoting a compelling vision of the benefits that the broadband economy can bring to their lives….

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Innovation Prominent in Local Biohybrid Chemistry Cluster

Innovation is one of the six measuring sticks the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) uses to assess the technological and communications intelligence of a community. It says intelligent communities pursue innovation through the triple helix of relationships between business, government, and academic, which helps keep the economic benefits of innovation local. In Sarnia-Lambton, the business, government, and academia sectors have…

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Identifying Digital Skills Gaps in Sarnia-Lambton’s Workforce

Knowledge workforce is one of the six key indicators The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) uses to measure the technological and communicative intelligence of a community. An intelligent community exhibits the determination and demonstrated ability to develop a workforce qualified to perform knowledge work at any level. Extensive community consultation with industry, academia and government organizations revealed significant gaps in digital…

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Expanding Rural Broadband in Lambton County

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) says access to broadband is one of the six key indicators it uses in measuring the technological and communicative intelligence of a community. There are a number of initiatives underway among local private internet service providers (ISP) to extend broadband to rural homes and businesses in Lambton County. Of the 30 southwestern Ontario communities identified…

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What Makes an Intelligent Community?

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) says intelligent communities are “those which have – whether through crisis or foresight – come to understand the enormous challenges of the Broadband Economy, and have taken conscious steps to create an economy capable of prospering in it.”  Sarnia-Lambton is an Intelligent Community. The ICF uses six key indicators to measure a community’s collective intelligence:…

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Lambton College maintains 3rd spot among Canada’s research colleges

Lambton College | November 3, 2017 For the second year in a row, Lambton College has secured its ranking as a national leader in applied research activity. According to Research Infosource Inc., which released its annual list of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges yesterday, Lambton College has maintained its ranking as the number three research college in Canada for…

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Sarnia-Lambton Chosen to Develop Advanced Mobile Technology

Lambton College and Bluewater Power have partnered with Screaming Power, a startup company located in Toronto and Picton, Ontario that develops mobile energy monitoring, reporting and management applications. The goal at Screaming Power is to revolutionize consumer engagement by providing a mobile platform that connects directly with the energy user with open data, allows for effective and secure two-way…

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