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NGen $86.7 Million New Advanced Manufacturing Projects

TORONTO, ON, February 8, 2024 via GlobeNewswire – NGen has announced over $32.3 million in Global Innovation Cluster funding for 15 new advanced manufacturing projects. With industry contributions of $54.4 million, the 15 projects are valued at a total of $86.7 million. The announcement was made during NGen’s inaugural N3 Summit, a new showcase and strategy event to promote Canadian leadership in advanced manufacturing.

Between 2019 and 2023, NGen completed 165 Global Innovation Cluster projects with 370 industry partners and 311 research groups from across Canada. To date, those investments have resulted in $7 billion in new sales, a 32x return on NGen’s investment and a 4.8x return on Federal taxes. Fifty-five new companies and 3,449 new jobs have been created as a result.

The following consortia represent the latest cohort of successful applicants for NGen’s advanced manufacturing funding:

Gas Oscillation Superplastic Forming Technology

Implementing Cement-Free Concrete Technology

  • CarbiCrete (Montreal, QC)
  • Macron Industries Corp. (Port Colborne, ON)

A Transformative and Fully Integrated Digital Solution for Food Manufacturing

  • FPS Food Process Solutions Corp. (Richmond, BC)
  • Saint Germain Bakery Ltd. (Scarborough, ON)

Recycling and Production of Rare-earth Oxides from Permanent Magnet Scrap

  • Geomega Resources Inc. (Boucherville, QC)
  • NeoCtech Corp. (Montreal, QC)

Micro-Factory Deployment and Integration Project

  • Mosaic Manufacturing Ltd. (Toronto, ON)
  • Microart Services Inc. (Markham, ON)
  • Wrmth Corp. (Toronto, ON)

Advanced Biomanufacturing of Cartilage Implants Using Cocoon Automation

  • Octane Orthobiologics Inc. (Kingston, ON)
  • C3i Center Inc. (Montreal, QC)
  • Orthopaedic Innovation Centre Inc. (Winnipeg, MB)

Metal Additive Manufacturing of Next-Generation Biomedical Lattice

Orthopaedic Innovation Centre Inc. (Winnipeg, MB)
OrthoPediatrics Canada (Laval, QC)
Spinologics (Montreal, QC)

Scaling of Autonomous Navigation Sensors through Photonic Wirebonding

  • One Silicon Chip Photonics (Montreal, QC)
  • AEPONYX Inc. (Montreal, QC)

Advanced Production Scheduling Optimization System

  • Panevo Services Ltd. (Vancouver, BC)
  • Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. (Montreal, QC)

Advanced Tool Manufacturing for Critical Hydrogen Fuel Cell Components in Canada

  • Precision Resource Canada Ltd. (Cambridge, ON)
  • Miltera Machining Research Corp. (Cambridge, ON)

Canadian Magnesium Cement Boards

  • ZS2 Technologies Ltd. (Calgary, AB)
  • Falkbuilt Ltd. (Calgary, AB)
  • LithiumBank Resources Corp. (Vancouver, BC)
  • Occam’s Technologies Inc. (Calgary, AB)
  • Progressive Planet Solutions (Richmond, BC)

Recombinant Collagen Fiber Manufacturing

  • 3D BioFibR Inc. (Halifax, NS)
  • Plantform Corporation (Toronto, ON)

PTAAM Robotic Additive Manufacturing System

  • Canadian Innovative Materials Ltd. (Calgary, AB)
  • Manluk Mining (Wetaskiwin, AB)
  • Suncor Energy Inc. (Calgary, AB)

Enabling Advanced Therapeutics & Domestic Supply Chain for Biomanufacturing

  • CCRM (Toronto, ON)
  • BioVectra Inc. (Charlottetown, PEI)
  • Global Life Sciences Solutions Canada (Vancouver, BC)
  • Northern RNA Inc. (Calgary, AB)
  • OmniaBio Inc (Toronto, ON)
  • Precision NanoSystems Inc. (Vancouver, BC)

Discrete Manufacturing Assembly Transformation

  • Price Industries Ltd. (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Innovair Automation (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Mode40 (Steinbach, MB)

WETechAlliance is one of seventeen Regional Innovation Centres, funded by the Province of Ontario, serving the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions. We provide entrepreneurs with business services, training, perks, mentorship and strategic connections to help bring new ideas to market, scale to the next level and build a dynamic culture and a community of innovation. WETechAlliance has served as the catalyst for technology and innovation in the Windsor-Essex + Chatham-Kent regions since 2011.

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