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Canadian Superclusters on the final round for the national ISI competition

In July, we have informed you about the Innovation Supercluster Initiative, a competition launched by the Canadian government in May 2017 through the presentation of the 2017 budget. This competition is aiming at defining the country’s main superclusters and contributing to their growth and development up to $950 million CAD. Results are now published, on the Government of Canada website, through the page Innovation Superclusters Initiative: Shortlist of Applicants. At the end of this pre-selection process, nine consortiums have been taken on as finalist competitors, in many innovative sectors such as health and biosciences, advanced manufacturing or clean and sustainable energies:

Name

 

Location

Sector

Leader / partners

 

Al-powered Supply Chains Supercluster

Quebec

Artificial intelligence

Leader : Optel Group

BUILDING AN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SUPERCLUSTER FOR CANADA

Ontario

Advanced manufacturing

Leader  : Communitech Corporation + MaRS Discovery District

Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster

British Columbia

Digital technologies

Leader  :  TELUS Communications Inc.

Clean, Low-energy, Effective, Engaged and Remediated (CLEER)

Ontario

Clean resources

Clean technology

Mining

Leader  : Canada Mining Innovation Council

Mobility Systems and Technologies for the 21st Century (MOST21)

Quebec

Aerospace

Transportation

Digital technologies

Leader  : CAE Inc.

Ocean supercluster

Atlantic Canada

Sustainable development

Aquaculture

Offshore oil & gas

Leader  : Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador

Protein Innovations Canada (PIC) Supercluster

Saskatchewan

Plant-based food

 

Leader  : Ag-West Bio Inc.

Smart Agri-food Supercluster

Alberta

Agri-food

Leader  : Agrium Inc.

Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (SSRI)

Alberta

Digital communication

Design

Infrastructure

Leader  : Stantec Consulting Ltd.

More information can be found here.

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