Posted: February 3, 2021
  • This program is currently closed.


No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:



NGen Supercluster connects manufacturers and technology companies to accelerate the development, adoption, and scale-up of transformative capabilities in Canadian manufacturing.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is in the form of a reimbursement of up to 44.4% of a project’s eligible costs incurred following the signing of a Project Agreement.
The figure is set at a project level and not at a partner level, therefore project partners can negotiate within the consortium the levels of funding.
No single partner can receive more than 70% reimbursement.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must:

  • Be members of the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster
  • Be incorporated in Canada
  • Facilitate and fund research and development and whose funding is received primarily from private-sector organizations
  • Be a SME or have at least one SME partner.

Applications Steps:


All project proposals will be subject to an independent assessment process undertaken by up to five external experts chosen by NGen to ensure projects are of high quality, meet NGen’s strategic objectives, and are selected fairly.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must:

  • Certify that they have read, understand, and are willing to comply with NGen’s project requirements.
  • Describe the purpose of their project;
  • Indicate that their project is collaborative and identify lead private sector partners (there must be a Collaboration Agreement in place among the members of project consortia defining the roles of project partners and joint risk management provisions); 
  • Provide an estimate of project costs and indicate that they are willing to invest in the project within the timelines of NGen’s Supercluster funding horizon;
  • Certify that they have adequate financial means and project management capabilities to carry out the project.

Other Things to Note:

Last year there was just a program under which one could apply for funding. This year, there is one project funding and three specific types of projects funded by NGen under Capacity Building - see the bellow entries. Supercluster - Porjects seems to be the Supercluster from last year, but due to the many changes including the name I chose to make a new entry.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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