On February 15, Minister Bains announced the successful applicants for Canada’s five superclusters:
1. The Ocean Supercluster (based in Atlantic Canada) will use innovation to improve competitiveness in Canada’s ocean-based industries, including fisheries, oil and gas, and clean energy;
2. The SCALE.AI Supercluster (based in Quebec) will make Canada a world leading exporter by building intelligent supply chains through artificial intelligence and robotics;
3. The Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster (based in Ontario) will connect Canada’s technology strengths to our manufacturing industry to make us a world manufacturing leader in the economy of tomorrow;
4. The Protein Industries Supercluster (based in the Prairies) will make Canada a leading source for plant proteins and help feed the world;
5. The Digital Technology Supercluster (based in British Columbia) will use big data and digital technologies to unlock new potential in important sectors like healthcare, forestry, and manufacturing.
These superclusters represent an unprecedented collaboration of more than 450 businesses, including more than 300 SMEs, 60 post-secondary institutions and 180 other participants from across Canada’s innovative industries. Together, the five superclusters are expected to generate more than 50,000 new middle-class jobs and grow Canada’s economy by $50 billion over ten years.