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August 19, 2020

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Project assessors wanted

In an effort to continuously provide excellent opportunities for funding only the best advanced manufacturing technology projects we are looking to expand our roster of Project Assessors. As the industry-led not-for-profit organisation leading the Government of Canada's Supercluster Initiative, NGen is tasked with soliciting, developing and funding projects that will bring Canada to the forefront of advanced manufacturing technology.
NGen employs a transparent, impartial assessment process to ensure only the best projects are recommended for funding.
Could you or someone you know be a NGen Project Assessor? NGen is looking for professionals who are interested in part-time activity, with the following attributes: Learn more_>

Last chance to register - What's Next webinar series: Strategies to increase your supply chain resilience

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:00 AM ET
The impact of the pandemic on global supply chains has created the realization that resilience is more a measure of success, then cost savings. 

That said, how you build resilience in your supply chain can depend on several factors. 

Join us for this insightful presentation and facilitated discussion around building supply chain resilience using indirect supply chain examples to identify :

  1. Resistance Application
  2. Recovery Planning
  3. People Impact 
  4. Importance of Supply Chain Planning and Supplier Relationship Management

Our presenter, Lorilei White is currently the Senior Strategic Sourcing Director for IT and ECommerce at Sobey’s and has a long standing career in leading Supply Chain strategies for such organizations as HP, KPMG, Scobey’s and Scotiabank. Register here_>

NGen Collaboration Corner
Supercluster project partnership opportunities

Are you looking to collaborate?

Welcome to NGen's Collaboration Corner. This feature is available for member companies looking to connect with other companies for partnering opportunities for an Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster project.

If you have a project idea you wish showcased on NGen’s Newsletter and Website. Apply here.

Online Events

Crisis-driven innovation: Lessons from the humanitarian innovation world

Date: Thursday August 20, 2020 at 1:00pm EST
There’s a paradox in the world of innovation management. We’re used to thinking that innovation is about careful use of resources, channelling R&D spending, skilled people, good facilities and a well-organized knowledge base to continue to create value from ideas. Yet there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that sometimes it’s precisely the lack of resources, the severe constraints emerging under crisis conditions which lead to breakthrough thinking and successful radical innovation. This seminar will draw on experiences in the crisis-filled world of humanitarian innovation to explore some key themes. Learn more_>

E-Commerce packaging: Best practices
and opportunities for breakthrough innovation

Date: September 10, 2020 at 1:00pm EST
Attendees will:
• See practical examples of Establishment License (MDEL) and Clinical Evaluation (ITA) applications
• Learn Interim Order (IO) pathway planning and preparation
• Go through a mock submission (using the pan-Canadian Test Swab initiative as a test case)
Register here_>

Responding to COVID-19: Industry leadership honours

Date: September 17, 2020 at 11:00am ET
NGen's Jayson Myers is a keynote speaker. When COVID-19 struck in early March, Canadian industry was called upon to join the fight against the pandemic and offer support through the creation of PPE, sanitizers, ventilators and other innovative devices.

Manufacturers’ achievements include developing PPE to protect frontline workers; developing products to assist the sick, to accelerate testing and to protect all Canadians; and developing innovations that will have lasting impact post-pandemic.

Manufacturers and their workforces are among the heroes who have battled the spread of COVID-19, and we are going to recognize them with a virtual gala event
. Learn more_>

2020 Supply chain Canada national conference

Date: October 5 - 9, 2020
The 2020 Supply Chain Canada National Conference has gone virtual!Supply Chain Canada National Conference 2020 brings to you 10 themes and 50+ sessions to choose from. No matter what your career level is and what your functional expertise is, this conference aims at bringing together diverse topics and insightful perspectives from global supply chain leaders. In a new world where “uncertainty” is one of the most commonly used words, attend this conference to be part of conversations that are now more relevant than ever. Learn more_>

Atlantic aerospace & defence connector

Date: Sept 16, 2020 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Atlantic Standard Time)
Springboard Atlantic are pleased to be hosting this year’s Atlantic Aerospace & Defence Connector (Previously the CARIC Connector).

This fast-paced event brings together key players from within business, academia, and government for an Atlantic Canadian showcase of innovative research, technologies, and services designed to complement the needs of Canada’s Aerospace and Defence Sector. Learn more_>

NGen Partners Corner

Code life ventilator challenge - Made for all launched this week!

The McGill Engine Centre out of the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University, is joining forces with the Montreal General Hospital Foundation to launch Phase 2 of the Code Life Ventilator Challenge: MADE for All! The goal is to turn the three winning ventilator designs from Phase 1 of the Code Life Ventilator Challenge into low-cost manufacturing packages. The race is on to finalize and ready those designs for manufacture! Interested in solving the challenge? Learn more_>.

Boeing launchpad Canada

Call for applications from Canadian AI and tech startups
Submissions by August 28th

Boeing and the Trade Commissioner Service | Service des délégués commerciaux are excited to announce applications for Boeing Launchpad Canada are now open!

The six week virtual program is looking for Canadian startups focusing on AI and digitization of flight. Learn more_>