NGen AI For Manufacturing Challenge

Receive up to $2.8M in Grant Funding.

The NGen AI For Manufacturing Challenge supports projects that build advanced manufacturing capacity in Canada and enhance the commercialization of AI and machine learning innovations in the Canadian manufacturing sector.

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NGen AI For Manufacturing Challenge

Amount of Funding

Total project costs should be between $2 million and $8 million. Eligible projects will be reimbursed at a funding rate of 35% of total eligible costs.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

NGen AI For Manufacturing Challenge

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for this program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have at least two partners contributing to the project, including at least one SME (under 500 FTEs globally);
  • Partnership must include one partner manufacturer and one AI technology company;
  • Partners can be 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;
  • Sub-Contractor or Consultants cannot be project partners; and
  • All project contributors must be NGen members. Membership is free.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

NGen AI For Manufacturing Challenge

Eligible Activities

AI-enabled advanced manufacturing technology development and commercialization such as:

  • Systems optimization within manufacturing facilities and/or across supply chains;
  • The development of new advanced manufacturing capabilities for example new robotic, or automation equipment;
  • Enhanced manufacturing facility and process cybersecurity;
  • Rapid prototyping and testing of materials, products, and processes;
  • The development of other disruptive AI-enabled manufacturing capabilities and services; and
  • Projects will be required to pay NGen a one-time, non-refundable project administration fee equal to 2.5% of the total cost of the project at the time of contracting, before the project start.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

NGen AI For Manufacturing Challenge

Program Deadline

Project Screening Deadline (Expression of Interest): February 8th, 2023. Initial Application Submission Deadline: February 28th, 2023.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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