No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
The Supercluster will connect manufacturers and technology companies to accelerate the development, adoption, and scale-up of transformative capabilities in Canadian manufacturing.
The Supercluster aims 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.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is in the form of a reimbursement of up to 44.4% of total eligible project expenses incurred by industry partners.
The total estimated cost of projects should be between $1 million and $20 million, although projects above and below that range will be considered if they demonstrate transformative potential or benefits to Canada‘s advanced manufacturing ecosystem.
Capital expenditures over more than $1 million must be pre-approved by the Government of Canada.
No single partner can receive more than 70% reimbursement.
When It Ends:
To apply for project funding or apply to be considered as a partner or co-investor in Supercluster projects, applicants must:
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 funding.
NGen’s project team may assist in the development of Supercluster project applications prior to their assessment. Upon request, NGen staff may:
Independent experts will evaluate and recommend which projects NGen will fund. Each project application will be assessed on the basis of 10 questions. Applications will be scored out of 100 marks (10 marks per question).
Upon the final recommendation of an independent assessment, NGen will conclude a Master Project Agreement (MPA) with selected funding recipients detailing project requirements, reporting, and NGen’s compliance obligations.
Applicants will be required to pay a one-time, non-refundable project administration fee to NGen equal to 2.5% of the total cost of the project at the time of contracting.
Applicants must submit a Single Application to provide:
Single Applications will be assessed and scored by external independent experts.
For projects between $5 Million and $10 Million, there is a two-stage assessment: an Initial Application and a Full Application. Only sucessful projects will be invited to submit a Full Application.
Applicants must provide in The Initial Application:
Applicants invited to submit The Final Application will be provided expanded quidance separately. They must provide:
Full Applications will be assessed and scored by external independent experts.
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