Canadian Manufacturing

New NGen projects support industry clusters and manufacturing technologies

The projects are part of the NGen-funded advanced manufacturing initiatives under the Canadian Government’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative

November 16, 2020  by CM Staff

PHOTO: Manufacturing/Nick Youngson via Picpedia.org

HAMILTON, Ont. — Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) has funded four new projects supporting the critical growth of advanced manufacturing in Canada with approximately $3.5 million in collaborative funding.

“NGen, with the support of the Canadian Government, has provided vital support to Canadian businesses at a time when they need it most, by supporting industry-led innovation, helping to scale up smaller companies into global competitors, and creating new commercial opportunities to boost both exports and job growth,” said Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, in a prepared statement.

“We’re happy to announce the latest round of NGen funding for projects that connect manufacturers and technology companies and accelerate the development, adoption, and scale-up of transformative capabilities in Canadian advanced manufacturing technology,” said Jayson Myers, CEO, NGen. “NGen projects are developing unique, collaborative solutions to industrial challenges and are positioning Canada as a world leader in advanced manufacturing.”

The following projects were approved for NGen co-investment, and were selected by a panel of independent experts:

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  • Addem Labs has partnered with COR Engineering Ltd. to conduct a pilot project that will establish a printed circuit board manufacturing facility in Ontario. Ultimately, the service will attract the electronics supply chain to Canada and provide the world with an ultra-clean option to manufacture their electronics just-in-time.
  • Axiom Group in Aurora, Ont., along with partners MS Falcon, Kytech Machines and Bulldog Polymers, is developing a technology to eliminate visual transitions between different plastic materials, typically hard and soft plastics, for use in automobile interior and exteriors, with applications in broader advanced manufacturing industries.
  • Montreal, Que.-based DeepSight has partnered with Avior Integrated Products Inc., to add a new component to the current DeepSight augmented reality (AR) platform that will create holographic guides to help workers assemble aerospace components and composite parts, improving productivity and reducing defaults.
  • BlueWater Wood Alliance (BWA), a not-for-profit wood manufacturing cluster, is undertaking a digital transformation program that will enable SMEs to grow and run their businesses by enabling access to BWA’s programs and activities. Anticipated economic benefits include increased sales and productivity, and process improvements for member companies both inside and outside the cluster.
  • These projects are part of the NGen-funded advanced manufacturing initiatives under the Canadian Government’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative.


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