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    November 8, 2022 12:00 PM

    NGen

    Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing Collaboration Day Event

    As part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's (ISED) Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, NGen is launching a $50 million AI for Manufacturing (AI4M) funding challenge.

    As this is a virtual event, our goal is to build collaborative partnerships that will lead to groundbreaking and enduring projects.

    Are you a manufacturer or AI provider, and interested in pitching a project idea?
    Please contact AI@ngen.ca by October 4, 2022 at 5PM EST to apply for a pitching slot.
    *Note: Due to the limited presentation slots, we are encouraging companies that have a clear project outline in mind that are currently looking for collaborators (and not a generic sales pitch).

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    June 8, 2021 1:30 PM EST

    Workshop

    Project Development Workshop

    The intent of this workshop is to be a question-and-answer session for companies applying for Feasibility Study or Pilot Project Funding and that have reviewed the new guides that are online.

    April 5, 2022 12:30 PM

    NGEN

    Economic Roundup & Global Manufacturing Outlook

    What's Next Strategic Insights Event:

    Join us at our upcoming What's Next event for insights on the current economic climate, Canada/US trade relation, and anticipated challenges for the global supply chain in 2022.

    We will be joined by Jayson Myers, CEO at NGen Canada, David McNaughton, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States, and Jens Nielsen, Managing Director at Nielsen Associates.

    January 27, 2022 1:00 PM

    NGen

    Smart Factory Trends to Unlock the Potential of Digital Production Operations

    What's Next Strategic Insights Event:

    NGen will be joined by Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research, at Salesforce, who will share insights around these trends, followed by a roundtable discussion amongst several manufacturers who will be sharing their best practices for digitizing production for greater visibility, resilience, and control.

    Click here to watch the recorded webinar.

    May 10, 2022 - May 11, 2022 12:00 AM

    Ecosystems

    Advanced Transportation Manufacturing Summit (ATMS) Mississauga 2022

    This year’s event will feature NGen’s CTO John Laughlin as a keynote speaker, he will present “Managing the Shift to Automotive Electrification”.

    ATMS brings together AEROSPACE, AUTOMOTIVE and DEFENCE OEMs, top tier suppliers, component manufacturers, services and solutions providers through our unique B2B forum.
    The event will feature one day of high-level presentations, panel discussions, and technical workshops on the latest trends in Industry 4.0 and manufacturing technologies. On day 2, participants will get to meet face-to-face in-person or virtually through our service of pre-arranged meetings. We encourage you to walk the show floor to explore innovative solutions and network with industry experts.

    November 23, 2020 12:00 PM

    Ecosystems

    Adopting new Technologies

    Is your business adopting new technologies? This webinar offers you solutions to plan and implement technology adoption

    If you are planning to adopt new technologies in your manufacturing process, understanding the tools and resources that are available to you is a critical step. 

    The Government of Ontario is hosting a webinar to help you integrate new technologies to improve efficiency, build resilience and grow your business.

    Who should register?

    • SMEs who are considering investing in technology to improve their operations, productivity and growth
    • SMEs who are implementing a technology strategy and seek further resources and supports
    • Those with broad interest of developments in the technology sector and their commercial applications for Ontario SMEs

    Speakers:
    1. Jay Myers, CEO, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGEN)
    2. Stewart Cramer, Chief Manufacturing Officer, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGEN)
    3. Mark Corker, Executive Director, MTechHub
    4. Andy McFarlane, Director of Operations, Jervis B Webb
    5. Chris Labelle, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Mosaic Manufacturing

    October 21, 2020 11:00 AM

    NGen

    Explore technology innovation and adoption in the Canadian Mining Industry

    NGen Canada has partnered with NORCAT to explore technology innovation and adoption in the Canadian Mining Industry.  Please join us for a webinar with Brendan Skiffington, Regional Innovation Centre Coordinator for NORCAT, as he shares key findings from a joint report exploring technology innovation and adoption in the Canadian mining industry. The webinar will outline opportunities, challenges, and unique learnings related to the development, commercialization, and adoption of emerging technologies in the Canadian mining industry and provide insight to inform future economic development policies.  NORCAT will outline the value that NORCAT’s underground operating mine offers to support and incentivize the development, commercialization, and subsequent adoption of emerging technologies that are poised to transform the global mining industry.

    October 7, 2021 1:00 PM

    Ecosystems

    Access the Expert - Accelerating Workforce Development through Digital Work Instructions

    As anyone in the industry can contest, manufacturing in Canada comes with a variety of challenges. From employee turnover, to complex products and a competitive marketplace, there are many challenges facing the everyday manufacturer. Some of the more prevailing issues revolve around workforce management; specifically the lack of a skilled workforce, and employee retention.
    Join Spero Zervos, Customer Success Manager at VKS as he analyzes industrial knowledge loss, and best practices to upskill the workforce in a quick & easy manner. Moreover, we’ll provide a live demonstration depicting digital technologies that are helping companies to capture best practices and go digital in weeks, not years. Don’t miss out on this NGen event, and your opportunity to learn more about the technological ecosystem supporting the advancement of manufacturing in North America!

    October 18, 2021 - October 21, 2021

    Ecosystems

    AME Everywhere International Conference 2021

    Reconnect with the lean community at the 37th annual AME International Conference, a 100% virtual experience!

    Continuous improvement practitioners know there is no better learning experience than an AME International Conference. Join us from almost anywhere you access the internet, and discover practical ways to apply creative ideas to your business. You’ll learn about best-in-class practices from operational excellence leaders, see lean organizations up-close during facility tours and uncover new ways to empower people within your organization.

    NGen Discount
    Members receive a special $500 registration price when they sign-up for the AME Everywhere 2021 conference using code NGEN500.

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    August 30, 2021 12:30 PM

    Workshop

    Q&A workshop for EV Challenge

    The intent of this workshop is to be a question-and-answer session for companies applying for the EV Challenge Funding and that have reviewed both the video about the EV Challenge as well as the guides that are online.


    The submission deadline for this EV Challenge is Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDT.
    Please ensure that you have read the relevant project guides on the NGen website at https://www.ngen.ca/supercluster-projects.

    September 15, 2021 11:00 AM

    Workshop

    Q&A workshop for - EV Automotive Zero-Emissions Manufacturing Challenge Funding | Atelier de questions-réponses pour le défi de fabrication de véhicule à émission zéro de NGen

    The intent of this workshop is to be a question-and-answer session for companies applying for NGen’s EV Automotive Zero-Emissions Manufacturing Challenge Funding and that have reviewed both the video about the EV Challenge as well as the guides that are online.

    The registration submission deadline for this EV Automotive Zero-Emissions Manufacturing Challenge Funding, Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDT

    Please ensure that you have read the relevant project guides on the NGen website at https://www.ngen.ca/funding/challenge/azemc.

    The workshop presented by NGen, Canada Investissement Québec International, Quebec Ministry of Economy and Innovation, and the Bureau du Québec à Toronto

    Thank you!

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    Bienvenue!

    L'objectif de cet atelier est d'organiser une séance de questions-réponses pour les entreprises candidates au financement du Défi de fabrication de véhicule zéro émission de NGen et qui ont visionné la vidéo sur le EV Challenge ainsi que les guides en ligne.

    La date limite de soumission des inscriptions pour le EV véhicule Zero-Emissions Manufacturing Challenge Funding est le jeudi 7 octobre 2021 à 17h00 EDT.

    Veuillez vous assurer que vous avez lu les guides de projet pertinents sur le site Web de NGen à l'adresse https://www.ngen.ca/fr/funding/challenge/azemc.

    L'atelier est présenté par NGen, Canada Investissement Québec International, le ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation du Québec, et le Bureau du Québec à Toronto.

    Merci!

    September 23, 2021 11:00 AM

    Ecosystems

    What's Next Webinar Series - Introduction to industrial applications of cobots

    Presented by Dr. Jonathan Boisvert is the Team Leader at NRC’s Vision and Cobotics Research Facility.

    Humans and robots have complementary strengths. It is therefore natural to try to establish cooperation between them to accomplish tasks that neither could do well in isolation. This is the deceptively simple idea behind the field of cobotics.

    In this webinar, we will quickly introduce key concepts from this field and how they can be translated in the context of industrial applications. In a vendor-neutral way, we will describe current state-of-the-art, future opportunities, as well as practical challenges that lie in between. We will focus primarily on the imaging and cyber-physical challenges that come from integrating cobots to a fabrication process. Furthermore, to make things more practical (and more interesting), we will describe those challenges in the context of an ongoing project that focuses on cobot-assisted finishing of metallic components.

    June 17, 2021 10:00 AM EST

    ★ NGEN Featured Event

    Next Generation Supply Chain Summit: Strengthening the Agility and Resilience of Canada's Manufacturing Supply Chains

    July 28, 2021 1:00 PM - 4:00PM EST

    NGen Event

    NGen's 3rd Annual Collaboration Day

    Join us to hear what’s next for Canada’s advanced manufacturing sector, learn first-hand from funded NGen projects and get an outline of transformative advanced manufacturing ideas from companies that need to find partners to collaborate for success. 

    May 12, 2021 2:00 PM

    Ecosystem Event

    Advancing Automation in Canada's Agri-Food Sector

    NGen, together with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland), are calling on the automation sector to help with the advancement of technologies in Canada’s agriculture and agri-food industries.

     

    May 18, 2021

    Ecosystem Event

    3D in Action - Mohawk College

    Canadian use cases. Canadian attendees.

    Whether you are just getting started in Additive or want to learn more, 3D in Action is the right conference for you.

    Discover proven ways to make additive work for your company.
    Learn more about the different additive manufacturing processes- from metal printing to plastic.
    Discover real-world, Canadian manufacturing use cases for 3D Printing.
    Connect directly with the manufacturers of the leading additive technologies.
    Gain practical technical knowledge that could be used to maintain your professional engineering designation.

    April 22, 2021 11:00 AM EST

    NGen Event: What's Next

    Adaptive Leadership in the Face of Crisis

    Join us as we welcome Adel Gamar, from the UBC Sauder School of Business. Adel will discuss Adaptive Leadership, sharing strategies and techniques that leaders at all levels of an organization can use to adapt, respond and lead during uncertain times.

    May 20, 2021 8:30 AM EST

    Ecosystem Event

    Advanced Manufacturing Panel on India:
    Ontario Perspectives

    India's manufacturing sector has the potential to reach C$1.3 trillion by 2025. The Government of Ontario is hosting webinar that will include perspectives from Ontario companies in the advanced manufacturing sector that have found success in the Indian market.

    June 1, 2021 All day

    Ecosystem Event

    HI-AM 2021 - Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing

    The HI-AM Conference is the only academic conference in Canada focused exclusively on metal additive manufacturing. With hundreds of additive manufacturing experts and decision-makers from academia, research institutes, industry and government participating, HI-AM 2021 is an event not to be missed. The focus of HI-AM Conference is to provide a platform for the presentation of recent R&D advancements in the field of metal additive manufacturing under 4 research themes: (1) material development, (2) advanced process modeling, (3) process monitoring and control, (4) innovative AM processes/products.

    June 15, 2021 1:00 PM EST

    Workshop

    IP/Finance/Application Q&A Workshop

    The intent of this workshop is to be a question-and-answer session on IP, Finance and our Application Process.

    June 10, 2021 11:00 AM EST

    NGEN EVENT: ACCESS THE EXPERT

    The Path to Standout Growth For Your Business

    Leading thinking about innovation and practical ways that it can help your business to grow faster than others. We all want the industry to emerge from the pandemic even stronger than we entered it. While things may be happening in the world that is beyond our control, there are some things that are within our power to do something about.

    May 5, 2022 1:00 PM

    NGEN

    What's Next Webinar Series - Preparing and Navigating Emerging Cyber Threats

    As companies rely more heavily on digital tools and resources to secure information and communication, safety and security are increasingly paramount. Cyber-attacks can have a direct impact on your organization and customers, potentially resulting in financial loss and reputational damage.

    The Government has created CyberSecure Canada, a voluntary certification program designed to help small and medium-sized organizations protect themselves against cyber threats, improving their cybersecurity knowledge through a free eLearning series.

    Click here to watch the recorded webinar.

    April 27, 2022 1:00 PM

    NGEN

    Information Session: Transformation Leadership Program

    Did you know that over 50% of companies fail to achieve their business objectives when adopting advanced technologies?

    Successful transformation starts with good business planning. It’s time for a reality check so that you can grow your business, beat the competition and take advantage of new opportunities.

    NGen’s Transformation Leadership Program is designed for CEOs and their teams to help manage successful industry 4.0 transformation in your business.

    Join us for an information session on April 27th at 1pm EST to learn more about the program and to secure your spot in an upcoming cohort.

    June 20, 2022 1:00 PM EST

    NGEN

    Growth Market Opportunities for Canadian Manufacturers

    What's Next Strategic Insights Event:

    Join us on Monday June 20th at 1:00pm ET to hear from Mike Brownhill, Commercial Account Director with Export Development Canada, along with a panel of Canadian manufacturers. The panel will be discussing insights around global growth opportunities for Canadian manufacturers, and how to tap into these opportunities.

    Specifically, the panel will be discussing:
    • New growth markets available today for Canadian manufacturers.
    • The key steps to entering these growth markets, and the risks to be aware of.
    • The valuable trade knowledge available that can assist in making informed decisions about global growth.
    • Tapping into sources of new relationships that can fuel international growth.

    July 28, 2022 1:00 PM EST

    NGEN

    Mitigating and Managing Intellectual Property Risk in Today's Economy

    What's Next Strategic Insights Event:

    Join us on Thursday July 28th for our What's Next event - Mitigating and Managing Intellectual Property Risk in Today's Economy.

    With increased economic pressures, and a growing concern over managing intellectual property, manufacturers and technology companies need to better understand how to protect their IP.

    Shannon Shannon, Vice President at Aon will be joining us to discuss, highlighting the following:

    • Understanding how the recessionary environment may change the intellectual property risk landscape.
    • How IP insurance markets have evolved coverage in recent years.
    • How to ensure you are selecting the right coverage for your needs.
    • And much, much, more.

    September 15, 2022 12:00 PM

    NGen

    Economic update: Where is this economy heading?

    What's Next Strategic Insights Event:

    Join us on Thursday September 15th for a special What's Next presentation! We will be joined by Peter Hall, former VP & Chief Economist for Export Development Canada, sharing insights on where our economy is heading, and what Canadian manufacturers need to be aware of in order to navigate and thrive in these uncertain times.

    Peter will be accompanied by our very own Jayson Myers, CEO of NGen, to discuss how Canadian manufacturers can best position themselves to ensure that they are prepared for the opportunities that lie ahead.

    September 15, 2022 1:00 PM

    Ecosystems

    Industry journeys using data to optimize your manufacturing operations

    Efficiently navigating the technology lifecycle journey in the Canadian manufacturing industry is a daunting task for SMEs.

    NGen and SOSCIP would like to assist in your journey to reach a new level of operational optimization, join us on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 1PM EST to learn from industry leaders as they share their experiences and lessons to help connect the dots and maximize their most valuable resource: their data.

    Hear from company representatives on how they successfully overcame challenges to adopt transformative technologies, leverage ecosystem resources to accelerate R&D, and benefit from access to the latest talent and tools.