Innovation Superclusters Initiative

Innovation Superclusters will Supercharge Canada’s Economy

Innovation Superclusters Initiative

Big investment in Canada’s innovation sector under the Innovation Superclusters Initiative to boost the BC and Canadian economies.

$950 million is being invested by the Government of Canada under the Innovation Superclusters Initiative, an ambitious strategy to energize B.C. and Canada’s economy. Next month, the CEOs of all five of the country’s business-led Innovation Superclusters are set to appear together for the first time ever at the #BCTECHSummit.

Read more about Canada’s Innovation Superclusters below and then register to learn how you can get involved with and benefit from innovative projects designed to produce world-class innovation, transform industries and supercharge our economy.

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When startups, large companies, academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations come together to generate bold ideas, Canadians benefit from more well-paying jobs, groundbreaking research and a world-leading innovation economy that creates global market leaders.

Innovation Superclusters

Sue Paish, CEO, Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster

The Digital Technology Supercluster will use bigger, better datasets and cutting-edge applications of augmented reality, cloud computing and machine learning to improve service delivery in the natural resources, precision health and manufacturing sectors.

Bill Greuel, CEO, Protein Industries Canada

The Protein Industries Supercluster will use plant genomics and novel processing technology to increase the value of key Canadian crops, making Canada a leading source for plant proteins and, ultimately, feed the world.

Julien Billot, CEO, AI Powered Supply Chain – SCALE AI

The AI-Powered Supply Chains Supercluster (SCALE.AI) will bring the retail, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure, and information and communications technology sectors together to build intelligent supply chains through artificial intelligence and robotics.

Kendra MacDonald, CEO, Ocean Supercluster

The Ocean Supercluster will harness emerging technologies to strengthen Canada’s ocean industries—industries like marine renewable energy, fisheries, aquaculture, oil and gas, defence, shipbuilding, and transportation.

Jayson Myers, CEO, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada

The Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster will build up next-generation manufacturing capabilities, incorporating technologies like advanced robotics and 3D printing—making Canada a world manufacturing leader in the economy of tomorrow.