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Collaboration Corner

Project Opportunities

Welcome to NGen's Collaboration Corner. This new feature is available for member companies looking to connect with other companies for partnering opportunities in Canada's advanced manufacturing ecosystem.
Featured opportunity:

An Ontario-based global provider of material handling systems is looking to work with a partner to integrate an autonomous guiding system into a material handling platform.

With an existing platform, the company is looking for a technology partner that can work with them to integrate software and autonomous technology into their current advanced manufacturing heavy-duty manual platform; custom-built, it can hold up to 20,000 lbs.

Expertise we are looking for includes:

  • Autonomous control system – focused on improving factory-floor safety
  • Spatial recognition, critical for plant floor navigation
  • User interface system

If you are interested please complete the following form. 



Project description: Demonstrate effectiveness of IoT (Internet-of-Things) Solutions for Manufacturing in live manufacturing environment, including one or more of the following applications:

machine vibration monitoring, asset location (indoor and in yard), monitoring of integrity and location of goods, forklift truck monitoring, cold chain monitoring

(other IoT applications can be considered as well)


  • Integrate IoT solutions in a live manufacturing environment
  • Fine-tune IoT solutions for maximum effectiveness
  • Assess performance and added value of these IoT solutions
  • Determine field installation challenges for these IoT solutions



  • Solutions and algorithms for applications mentioned in project description
  • IoT hardware devices, sensors and connectivity
  • IoT data backend and dashboards



  • Field operation of a live manufacturing line (including accessibility to an operational line)
  • Identification of key pain points in today’s manufacturing lines and supply chains
  • Quantification of added value of IoT for the applications mentioned

If you are interested please complete the following form. 



Project Description: Dynamic scheduling for CNC production.
Complete integrated dynamic scheduling solution that includes optimal scheduling, GPS for the CNC machinist on the shop-floor (JITbase current product), and automatic rescheduling based on live production data.

  • Develop and deploy the complete solution
  • Prove productivity improvement and capability to face the machinist shortage

JITbase will provide:

  • Technology provider & software development
  • ArtificiaI intelligence, Operational Research
  • Big data
  • IIoT, CNC machine connectivity

Looking for:

  • Manufacturer with CNC production, CNC production expertise.

If you are interested please complete the following form. 


Sanofi Pasteur

Project Description: “Advanced Formulation”

Advanced Formulation is a biotech advancement pertaining to a digital transformation initiative at Sanofi Pasteur in Toronto, Canada. Currently, formulation production is a manual paper based process with limited digital capabilities. This development intends to modernize analytical techniques and equipment used in the formulation process by becoming a paperless, data driven & fully digital automated process.

Looking for:

  • New Generation of Equipment (Single Use)
  • Digital Solutions
  • Process Analytical Technologies 

If you are interested please complete the following form. 


Applus Canada

Project Description - Hybrid Digital Twin platform that combines end-to-end deep learning models, Finite Elements (FE) simulations, & Laser scanning to control manufacturing with minimal data.  For example, real time control of shape, geometry and tolerance of additive manufactured parts. Life cycle management and projection of service conditions for manufactured parts based on real time history of manufacturing and detection of the weakest point of performance.

Looking for:

  • Industrial partners that are looking for a Digital Twin Solution for complex manufacturing process and suffer from having no data. Preferably metallic component involving welding or metal deposition.
  • Computational infrastructure partner(s) for the implementation of DTs as a Service (DTaaS), i.e. cloud computing, data infrastructure, etc.
  • Smart sensor and data collection partners, i.e. laser scanners, lidar scanners, ultrasonic, etc.

If you are interested please complete the following form.