Manufacturing AUTOMATION

NGen announces support for 15 new advanced manufacturing projects at N3 Summit

February 8, 2024
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

NGen has announced over $32.3 million in Global Innovation Cluster funding for 15 new advanced manufacturing projects at its inaugural N3 Summit. With industry contributions of $54.4 million, the 15 projects are valued at a total of $86.7 million.

Between 2019 and 2023, NGen completed 165 Global Innovation Cluster projects with 370 industry partners and 311 research groups from across Canada.

“The Innovation Cluster model is working – and the results speak for themselves. NGen is excited to build on our successes with another round of advanced manufacturing projects,” said Jayson Myers, CEO of NGen. “Our role as an innovation catalyst is only possible because of the commitment from our industry and ecosystem partners, and the support of the federal government’s Global Innovation Cluster program. Together, we’re building world-leading advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada – for the benefit of Canadians.”

The following consortia represent the latest cohort of successful applicants for NGen’s advanced manufacturing funding:


Discrete manufacturing assembly transformation
Price Industries Ltd. (Winnipeg, MB)
Innovair Automation (Winnipeg, MB)
Mode40 (Steinbach, MB)

Micro-factory deployment and integration project
Mosaic Manufacturing Ltd. (Toronto, ON)
Microart Services Inc. (Markham, ON)
Wrmth Corp. (Toronto, ON)

Advanced tool manufacturing for critical hydrogen fuel cell components in Canada
Precision Resource Canada Ltd. (Cambridge, ON)
Miltera Machining Research Corp. (Cambridge, ON)

PTAAM robotic additive manufacturing system
Canadian Innovative Materials Ltd. (Calgary, AB)
Manluk Mining (Wetaskiwin, AB)
Suncor Energy Inc. (Calgary, AB)

Advanced production scheduling optimization system
Panevo Services Ltd. (Vancouver, BC)
Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. (Montreal, QC)

Gas oscillation superplastic forming technology
AEM Power Systems Inc. (Windsor, ON)
Macrodyne Technologies Inc. (Vaughan, ON)

Implementing cement-free concrete technology
CarbiCrete (Montreal, QC)
Macron Industries Corp. (Port Colborne, ON)

A transformative and fully integrated digital solution for food manufacturing
FPS Food Process Solutions Corp. (Richmond, BC)
Saint Germain Bakery Ltd. (Scarborough, ON)

Recycling and production of rare-earth oxides from permanent magnet scrap
Geomega Resources Inc. (Boucherville, QC)
NeoCtech Corp. (Montreal, QC)

Advanced biomanufacturing of cartilage implants using cocoon automation
Octane Orthobiologics Inc. (Kingston, ON)
C3i Center Inc. (Montreal, QC)
Orthopaedic Innovation Centre Inc. (Winnipeg, MB)

Metal additive manufacturing of next-generation biomedical lattice
Orthopaedic Innovation Centre Inc. (Winnipeg, MB)
OrthoPediatrics Canada (Laval, QC)
Spinologics (Montreal, QC)

Scaling of autonomous navigation sensors through photonic wirebonding
One Silicon Chip Photonics (Montreal, QC)
AEPONYX Inc. (Montreal, QC)

Canadian magnesium cement boards
ZS2 Technologies Ltd. (Calgary, AB)
Falkbuilt Ltd. (Calgary, AB)
LithiumBank Resources Corp. (Vancouver, BC)
Occam’s Technologies Inc. (Calgary, AB)
Progressive Planet Solutions (Richmond, BC)

Recombinant collagen fiber manufacturing
3D BioFibR Inc. (Halifax, NS)
Plantform Corporation (Toronto, ON)

Enabling advanced therapeutics and domestic supply chain for biomanufacturing
CCRM (Toronto, ON)
BioVectra Inc. (Charlottetown, PEI)
Global Life Sciences Solutions Canada (Vancouver, BC)
Northern RNA Inc. (Calgary, AB)
OmniaBio Inc (Toronto, ON)
Precision NanoSystems Inc. (Vancouver, BC)

“Our government is proud to collaborate with NGen to accelerate innovation and advancements in environmental sustainability, supply chain resilience, and health and security,” said the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “Projects like these advance the development, adoption and scale-up of world-leading capabilities in Canadian manufacturing and technology and deliver important benefits to Canadians.”

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