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    February 8, 2021 - February 9, 2022 12:00 AM


    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.

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    November 23, 2020 12:00 PM


    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

    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

    September 15, 2021 11:00 AM


    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

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

    Thank you!


    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

    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.


    September 23, 2021 11:00 AM


    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


    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


    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.

    June 8, 2021 1:30 PM EST


    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.