Technology Leadership
Call for projects

The Digital Technology Supercluster is now accepting ideas for big and ambitious projects that will help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. 

Good for Canada. Good for the World.

The Digital Technology Supercluster is stoking the engines of Canada’s economic renewal through the development, deployment, and scaling of Canadian-made digital technologies to accelerate our return to prosperity and drive Canada’s global leadership.

Canada’s economic and global success will be driven by digital technologies to solve critical issues and capture massive opportunities, such as strengthening the resilience and sustainability of our healthcare system,  protecting vulnerable citizens, combatting the impacts of climate change, advancing food security, and rapidly re-skilling for the digital economy.

Our Technology Leadership program is seeking to co-invest up to $30M in approximately five to seven big, impactful and ambitious projects that have clear commercial pathways, a high degree of innovation and strong collaboration in the following areas: health, climate change and environment, and digital transformation.

Keeping Canadians Safe & Healthy

Technology solutions that support a resilient healthcare system, enabling Canadians to manage their own health and wellness. Examples include, and are not limited to:

  • changing the way mental health services are created, supported, connected and accessed

  • improving the quality of care for seniors and other vulnerable populations

  • ensuring exceptional and safe care at home

  • integrating personalized intelligent diagnostics and treatments into clinical pathways

  • accelerating the integration and adoption of virtual care to improve access to health services

  • ensuring Canadians have secure access to their health data

Addressing Climate Change & Protecting The Environment​

Technology solutions that help us protect our planet, enabling us to best manage our natural resources, ensure food security and reduce emissions. Examples include, and are not limited to:

  • improving the management of natural resources, conservation of wildlife and protection of threatened habitats

  • reducing waste and creating a healthier food ecosystem

  • improving environmental quality and ensuring clean air and water

  • predicting, mitigating and responding to weather events and natural disasters

  • reducing, reusing and recycling carbon

Accelerating Digital Transformation

Technology solutions that support the digitization of industries to enable growth and profitability while advancing the mission of Canada’s Digital Charter. Examples include, and are not limited to:

  • accelerating speed to market (e.g. IoT enablement)

  • boosting efficiencies by digitizing business processes and improving customer experience (e.g. intelligent service agents)

  • ensuring cybersecure operations and infrastructure

  • collaborating effectively with a distributed workforce

Innovation through Collaboration

Innovation through Collaboration

We emphasize a collaborative approach to innovation where groups of complementary organizations work together to build stronger, more powerful solutions together. Projects must be industry-led and have a minimum of three organizations participating in a project consortium (not including the Supercluster), each contributing in a meaningful way.

  • At least one of the consortium partners must be a small or medium-sized (SME) enterprise

  • At least one must be a post-secondary institution (PSI)

  • All projects are expected to feature diverse, inclusive teams with meaningful participation of women, Indigenous Peoples and/or other under-represented groups.

We emphasize a collaborative approach to innovation where groups of complementary organizations work together to build stronger, more powerful solutions together. Projects must be industry-led and have a minimum of three organizations participating in a project consortium (not including the Supercluster), each contributing in a meaningful way.

•  At least one of the consortium partners must be a small or medium-sized (SME) enterprise

•At least one must be a post-secondary institution (PSI)

•All projects are expected to feature diverse, inclusive teams with meaningful participation of women, Indigenous Peoples and/or other under-represented groups.

How to get involved:

How to get involved:

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Develop and submit your Expression of Interest

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Develop and submit your Full Project Proposal

Evaluation

Please note that there are qualifications and evaluations at each of these stages against the above criteria.  Only successful teams will be invited to the next stage in the process. 

Submission

You must register your interest by telling us about your project concept. This cycle employs continuous intake and has a finite funding envelope. As such, the strongest proposals that come through first will be selected. We will be posting updates about the program and closing dates on this page. 

Register your interest

Questions?