What is the program?

A Productivity and Innovation program is designed to provide necessary knowledge and skills required to give Ontario-based small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and our industry partners a sustainable competitive advantage.

Ten courses will be delivered over two semesters and will focus on areas associated with productivity improvements. Courses will include subjects such as:

  • 4PoP framework
  • Technology adoption and integration (i.e. IT strategy, CRM, ERP, e-commerce)
  • Operational efficiency (i.e. lean six sigma)
  • Smart export
  • Risk and innovation management

The courses were developed in collaboration with our industry experts, and the program delivery also focuses on industry-academia collaboration and co-teaching. Work placement program will benefit both participants and SMEs.


certify_iconIn addition, Pi-Lab offers SMEs the opportunity to obtain certifications on specific strategies and methodologies. Each of the courses Lean Six Sigma, Blue Ocean, E-Business and 4PoP ensures key improvements in your business productivity and competitiveness.