Reporting to: CTO
The Director of IP is responsible for supporting companies in identifying IP and advising on how best to handle and protect it. The successful candidate will also be able to help companies develop commercialization strategies around IP.
They will also represent Ngen with a National viewpoint on the use of IP to support economic growth, input, and influence on how Canada can drive the best value from IP. They will run 1-1 education sessions with companies and leadership teams, lead IP workshops, and sign off on companies’ IP strategies submitted to the Government of Canada for approval.
Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (“NGen”) is the industry-led not-for-profit organization that leads the Canadian government’s ambitious investment in the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, matching federal funds and private investments to industry-led projects.
We are dedicated to building next-generation manufacturing capabilities nationally. Its mission is to position Canadian companies as global leaders in the application of leading technologies to manufacturing products and processes, create the most competitive advanced manufacturing supply chains in the world, and develop the world’s most talented advanced manufacturing workforce, thereby enhancing Canada’s overall economic prosperity.
We promote technology adoption, skills improvements and greater collaboration between technology and manufacturing to help Canadian companies of all sizes navigate the global shift to advanced manufacturing. We use data to link companies, researchers, and investors so they can work together to invent new products or processes. NGen is a proud member of a national network of five Canadian, industry-led innovation superclusters.
By 2023, the federal government has committed to investing up to $950 million in its five superclusters to drive major economic, social, and industrial benefits for the country. The Government allocated an additional $750 million to the Supercluster program in its 2022 budget.
NGen celebrates Canada’s diversity and is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive work environment for all employees. We value working with talented individuals from all backgrounds because we believe that diversity promotes innovation and collaboration. NGen’s employees are selected on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. Our strength as a team is based on mutual respect for each and every employee. Everyone is welcome in building a stronger advanced manufacturing sector in Canada.
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