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Canada’s advanced manufacturing Supercluster is led by Next Generation Manufacturing
Canada (NGen), an industry-focused, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to building
world-leading advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada.
- NGen aims to connect and strengthen collaboration among manufacturers and technology
companies to accelerate the development, adoption, and scale-up of transformative
capabilities in Canadian manufacturing.
- The objective is to strengthen the competitiveness of Canada’s manufacturing sector, drive
more innovation and investment in advanced manufacturing technologies in Canada,
generate new commercial opportunities for Canadian companies in global markets, grow
more large-scale world-leading Canadian enterprises, and develop a modern and inclusive
workforce with the skills to excel in advanced manufacturing
- Any member of NGen (Canada’s advanced manufacturing Supercluster) may submit an
application for project funding or apply to be considered as a partner or co-investor in
- Recipients organizations must be a Small or Medium Enterprise with less than 500
- Recipients of Supercluster funding must be incorporated in Canada.
- Funding recipients must be either for-profit organizations, or not-for-profit organizations
that facilitate and fund research and development and whose funding is received
primarily from private-sector organizations.
- Other publicly funded not-for-profit organizations, post-secondary institutions, federal
Crown corporations, and government departments or agencies are not eligible to
receive Supercluster funding directly, although they may bring their own contributions
to projects or be sub-contracted by funded recipients to carry out project activities.
- International organizations (offshore companies and research organizations without an
incorporated presence in Canada) may also participate in Supercluster projects, but any
project activity undertaken by these organizations will not be eligible for Supercluster