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NGen unveils $86.7 million in new advanced manufacturing projects

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

NGen has announced over $32.3 million in Global Innovation Cluster funding for 15 new advanced manufacturing projects. 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. To date, those investments have resulted in $7 billion in new sales. Fifty-five new companies and 3,449 new jobs have been created as a result.

“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, 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.”

One of the consortia among the successful applicants for NGen’s advanced manufacturing funding was focused on metal additive manufacturing in the biomedical field. The Metal Additive Manufacturing of Next-Generation Biomedical Lattice includes  Orthopaedic Innovation Centre Inc. (Winnipeg, MB); OrthoPediatrics Canada (Laval, QC); and Spinologics (Montreal, QC).

In addition, the PTAAM Robotic Additive Manufacturing System consortia includes Canadian Innovative Materials Ltd. (Calgary, AB); Manluk Mining (Wetaskiwin, AB); and Suncor Energy Inc. (Calgary, AB)

Another consortia is involved with tool manufacturing for hydrogen fue, cells. The Advanced Tool Manufacturing for Critical Hydrogen Fuel Cell Components in Canada includes Precision Resource Canada Ltd. (Cambridge, ON) and Miltera Machining Research Corp. (Cambridge, ON)

“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,” said François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.

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