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NEWS FROM THE SUPERCLUSTER

August 6, 2020

The Latest

NGen Funds Rapid Manufacturing Scale-up of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Nova Scotia based IMV Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering a novel class of cancer immunotherapies and vaccines against infectious diseases, announced that Canadian government agencies will contribute up to CA$4.75 million to advance Phase 1 clinical development of its vaccine candidate, DPX-COVID-19, for the prevention of COVID-19 infection caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-COV-2. Read More_>


Deadline Extension: Last Chance for Submissions to the Made Smarter Challenge

Time is running out to submit project applications for screening on the Made Smarter Challenge. NGen has extended the deadline to submit the screening application to August 9th in order to formally apply before the final deadline on August 11th. Learn more_>

NGen Partners with McMaster University to Expand Discounted Course Offerings through AmpUp

Under the AMPUP, NGen will cover 50% of the cost of training for Canadian manufacturers to enroll their employees in selected skills development and certification programs offered by established trainers.

See our list of available courses including Harvard Supervisory Certification and Lean Supervisory Certificate Program. Courses are web-based so they are already COVID friendly. Learn more_>

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

What's Next - NGen's Webinar series: Strategies to increase your supply chain resilience

Date: Thu, Aug 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 Scobey’s and has a long standing career in leading Supply Chain strategies for such companies as HP, KPMG, Scobey’s and Scotiabank. Register here_>


A Covid-19 Task Force webinar: Decoding Health Canada's Accelerated Access Programs

Date: Friday August 7th, 2020 at 1:00 PM 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_>


Atlantic Aerospace & Defence Connector

Date: Sept 16, 2020 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Atlantic Standard Time)
ACADA &
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

EMC Industry pulse: Manufacturing sector impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

EMC has been reaching out to manufacturers across Canada, asking short ‘INDUSTRY PULSE’ questions about the current state of the sector and the impacts this pandemic is having on their business. The response has been tremendous. View here_>.