Minister Navdeep Bains announces two superclusters in Quebec

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The Canadian government has announced two winning superclusters in Quebec, which will focus on AI-powered supply chains and mobility technology.

The Mobility Systems and Technologies for the 21st Century (MOST21) Supercluster will leverage digital technologies, with the goal of advancing Canadian leadership in next-generation mobility products and services for the aerospace, ground transportation, and advanced manufacturing sectors.

According to the Canadian Press, this cluster is backed by over 170 companies, including Pratt & Whitney Canada, UrtheCast, Marinvent, and Polytechnique Montreal.

The AI-powered Supply Chains cluster will “empower Canada as a leading exporter — for example through demand forecasting, products customization and flow optimization — to profoundly impact the retail, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors,” according to a statement from the Canadian Press.

This cluster is backed by over 80 firms, including Optel Group, Agropur, Aldo, Alimentation Couche-Tard, Bell Canada, CGI Group, Cascades, and Polytechnique Montreal.

“Our government’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative has started conversations and created solid partnerships between government, the private sector, academia and communities. In today’s knowledge-based economy, this collaboration is essential,” said Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. “Together, we are building the economy of the future, creating the jobs of today and tomorrow, and gearing up for global success that will benefit all Canadians.”

The government began its cross-Canada tour to announce the nine winning shortlisted superclusters yesterday starting with Halifax, where Bains announced the Oceans supercluster.

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang is BetaKit's News Editor.