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November 22, 2018

This is not your grandfather’s manufacturing industry anymore.

The image of gritty assembly lines and clanking machinery has long-defined manufacturing in the popular imagination. But as those of us engaged in 21st century manufacturing know so well, the modern factory is more likely to be a place where robots work alongside people and digital tools produce some of the most sophisticated products on the planet.

Manufacturing is being redefined. New technologies are being married to traditional production, and awareness that Canada needs to be a leader in this revolutionary shift was the driving force behind NGen Canada’s successful application to run one of the federal government’s Superclusters.

Now, after months of negotiations on the details, we’re happy to have concluded an agreement with Ottawa to begin running Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster. Between January 1 st , 2019 and March 31 st , 2023, NGen will invest $190 million in collaborative industry-led projects that involve or support the application of technologies in manufacturing or the scale-up of technologies for manufacturing in Canada.

In the coming weeks we will open our doors to organizations and individuals for free membership in NGen that allows participation in Supercluster projects. We’ll also soon post our guide outlining eligibility and requirements for projects.

In the interim and beyond, feel free to get in touch with us at any time at info@ngen.ca. We are at the beginning of a journey that will be largely directed by our members, working together to pioneer the next generation of manufacturing.