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New directions. No limits.

SEPT 9 - 11, 2022 | SOUTHAMPTON, ON

To swerve is to change direction. Often suddenly.

It’s a shift to get around the big obstacles that stand in our way.

A swerve is a conscious act of innovation and it’s what the world needs now. From how we use energy to how we produce food, from the way we make things to how we get around, the world is coming up against barriers that require us to swerve before we run out of road.



That’s the spirit you’ll find at SWERVE, a free public festival that will immerse you in the new ideas and technologies that can help us shape the future we want.

Hosted by the Nuclear Innovation Institute, SWERVE will offer a hands-on experience—for kids and adults—with the sensors and automation that are revolutionizing farming, the 3D-printing techniques remaking manufacturing, and the digital tools that are changing health care.

Over three days this September, SWERVE will bring the frontiers of science and technology to Bruce, Grey, and Huron counties, allowing us all to imagine the possibilities that can put us on the path to a better future.


A designed fairground setting in an arena venue, adjacent to open spaces that allow for vehicle demonstrations, food trucks and any complementary programing. The event will be anchored by thematic spaces:

Interactive exhibits and videos that let people discover and engage with new technologies – from 3D-printing to 5G communications, drones, simulators, and robots – to see how they are changing agriculture, manufacturing, energy, health, and space exploration.

An exhibition of future mobile technology, from personal mobility to EVs, batteries and self-driving vehicles (with the potential for an outdoor autonomous vehicle track).

NII Explore’s Kid Zone for STEM challenges and immersive experiences, featuring VR worlds, robots, e-sports, a maker space, and science experiments.

Talks and workshops from special guests that provoke fresh thinking.


The 2022 SWERVE festival offers sponsors  an opportunity to associate their brand with a host of  emerging technologies that can stimulate new thinking on how to build better lives, stronger communities, and a healthier planet.

Sponsorship of SWERVE means being part of a high-impact event in a dynamic, growing part of Ontario, and declares that the spirit of positive change doesn’t stop at big city limits but lives amongst us all.

Sponsors will have branding opportunities in the event space, on materials, and on related special event programming.

Don't miss your opportunity! Reach out to events@nii.ca.



Celebrating our growing number of event sponsors!

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