Driving Canada's success by utilizing digital technologies to solve critical issues and capturing massive opportunities.
Please note: Our Cycle 4 Technology Leadership call for projects is now closed. We are pleased to announce that we have committed $30M in co-investment to seven exciting and ambitious projects representing $70M of total investment. It was a competitive cycle, having received over 90 project submissions worth approximately $660M across all focus areas, including health, the environment and digital transformation.
Thank you to all those that participated. The incredible response to this call demonstrates the robustness of Canadian innovation as well as the need for funding sources to maximize the potential of this exciting sector.
Earth Data Store
This platform for assessing the impact of increasingly frequent “extreme weather” is designed to mitigate impacts on Canada’s resource sectors and the wellbeing of its citizens.
Lead: EarthDaily Analytics
Forest Machine Connectivity
Using industrial Internet of Things technology to collect and analyze data, this project will improve efficiency in the timber harvesting supply chain and bolster conservation efforts.
Lead: Mosaic Forest Management
Fresh Water Data Commons
This platform will integrate data from various sources, including sensors in the environment, to provide a real-time view of ecosystem health and better inform water use, conservation, and management.
Lead: Carl Data Solutions
Precision Agriculture to Improve Crop Health
Climate change is a threat to food security, with increasing challenges from pests and pathogens that destroy crops. This project will use computational power to prevent pests and protect food crops.
This project monitors the effects of climate change through the application of high-resolution satellite imagery and sophisticated data analytics.
Lead: EarthDaily Analytics
Predictive Analytics for Manufacturing Processes
Using quantum computing to predict faults in advanced manufacturing processes, this project will
reduce the failure rate of aircraft components and allow operators to address problems before components are manufactured.
Lead: D-Wave Systems
Learning Factory Digital Twin
By digitizing segments of aerospace production lines, this project is creating new digitally-driven industrial tools that will improve efficiency, profitability and safety.
Augmented Reality for Maintenance and Inspection
The Augmented Reality (AR) for Maintenance and Inspection project will create a new visual inspection system that will optimize the inspection process for commercial airlines by utilizing AR technologies.
Autism Sharing Initiative
This project aims to build the first federated and fully-protected global network for sharing genomics and biomedical data to accelerate research to develop precision healthcare approaches for individuals with autism
Dermatology Point-of-Care Intelligent Network
This AI-powered medical imaging network is working to ensure that Canadians with skincare concerns, such as skin cancer, are able to see a doctor before their conditions become untreatable.
Lead: Change Healthcare
Healthcare to Homecare
This project will enable and empower seniors to live longer and healthier lives from within their own homes. The project’s solution, the Frailty Care System (FCS), helps identify key causal factors of frailty enabling the provision of essential clinical care, remote patient monitoring and self-care programs leading to improved health.
Lead: XCO Tech
Intelligent Network for Point-of-Care Ultrasound
This project will develop a bedside tool for doctors that combines ultrasound imaging and machine learning to deliver faster, more accurate diagnoses to patients whether they reside in urban, rural or remote areas.
Lead: Providence Health
Personal Health Wallet
Using blockchain technology to unlock the ability to securely share personal health information with healthcare professionals.
Lead: Molecular You
Reducing Opioid Use for Pain Management
This project is building a post-surgery monitoring system that will collect patient data and provide doctors with the information they need to better manage the prescription and use of opioids.
Secure Health and Genomics Platform
This project will accelerate the ability of Canadian innovators, researchers and health providers to create innovative, more accessible precision-health treatments for all Canadians.
Lead: Deloitte LLP
Tailored Health – Pharmacogenetics
This integrated approach to prescribing medication aims to get the right drug to the right person at the right time through simple cheek swabs.
This project aims to empower Canadians through the creation of a scalable and trustworthy health-access platform that enables each person to utilize a strong digital identity to easily view, share and manage their own health data in a private, secure and informed manner.
This project aims to develop a brain health data repository to help employers and employees better understand how sleep and meditation impact cognitive function.