Other Closed Challenge Programs:

    • Autonomous Disinfection Robot Challenge

    • Covid-19 Rapid Response Challenge

    Securing Our Supply Chains

    In the summer of 2020, NGen challenged companies to employ advanced manufacturing technologies to build a sustainable, made-in-Canada, cost competitive supply of critical products that can be used in Canada’s fight against COVID-19 and beyond.

    $27 M

    NGen Investment

    $60 M

    New Manufacturing Capacity

    Building Domestic Manufacturing Capacity

    The challenge funding supports twelve Canadian companies and their project partners, representing a total combined investment of over $60 million to develop advanced manufacturing projects. Product categories include a made-in-Canada mRNA vaccine, biological reagents, environmentally friendly PPE, sanitizers & antimicrobials, surgical grade masks and respirators.


    Project Consortia


    Project Partners

    Funding Recipients

    Providence Therapeutics Holdings Inc., Toronto, ON 
    The BIG-nano Corporation., Waterloo, ON 
    McRae Imaging, Mississauga, ON
    Fine Cotton Factory, Etobicoke, ON
    Fidelity Machine & Mould, Calgary, AB
    Prescientx, Cambridge, ON,
    Molded Precision Components (MPC), Oro Medonte, ON 
    Titan Clean Energy Project Corp., Craik, SK,
    Carmina De Young Fashion Design Inc., London, ON
    Artofix, Longueuil, QC
    International Point of Care INC. (IPOC), Toronto, ON 
    Novo Textiles, Coquitlam, BC  

    Read the full press release here