NGen COVID-19 Response:

Made Smarter - Strategic Supply Challenge

Opens: June 25, 2020

Webinar: July 9, 2020

Deadline: August 11, 2020, 17:00 EST

June 25, 2020 - Aug 11, 2020
July 9, 2020

                  Made Smarter FAQ Sheet Updated July 30, 2020               Made Smarter  Collaboration Portal 



NGen is committed to building world-leading advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NGen has launched a strategic supply challenge aimed at developing sustainable and globally competitive manufacturing capabilities in Canada for products critical to protecting the health of Canadians.

Projects will be selected for funding based on critical needs identified by the Government of Canada, the long-term viability of manufacturing those products in Canada, and the ability of manufacturers to produce products that are safe for use and meet required product and production quality standards.


Presentations and videos from the webinar are available here. 

Welcome and Introduction John Laughlin Welcome Presentation
The Challenge John Laughlin Challenge Presentation


How to prepare a strong application John Laughlin Strong Application Presentation
Strong Application


Eligible costs / financial reporting Lara Sanders Eligible Costs Presentation
Eligible Costs
IP Strategy Development Rhonda O'Keefe IP Strategy Presentation
IP Strategy
Application Process and Closing Remarks John Laughlin Application Process & Closing Remarks




Application Process

  1. 1. Join NGen as a Member organization
  2. 2. Read the Project Guide, Intellectual Property Strategy, and Finance Guide
  3. 3. Review the slides and FAQs from the July 9th information webinar
  4. 4. Visit the Project Application Portal to submit your application 

Important Dates

  • Challenge Launch: June 25, 2020
  • Webinar - Application and Finance: Rules & Process: July 9, 2020 
  • Deadline for Applications: August 11th, 2020 17:00 EST