AI-Powered Supply Chains Supercluster (SCALE.AI)

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Based in Quebec, the AI-Powered Supply Chains Supercluster (SCALE.AI) will bring the retail, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure, and information and communications technology sectors together to build intelligent supply chains through artificial intelligence and robotics. This supercluster will help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses scale up and help ensure Canada is a globally competitive export leader.

Regional concentration: Based in Quebec and spanning the Quebec-Windsor corridor

Technology focus: Artificial intelligence and supply chain technology

Expected economic impact

Expected economic impact
GDP impact over 10 years (in billions) Job creation over 10 years
More than $16.5 billion More than 16,000 jobs

Sample activities

Technology leadership
Undertaking activities to develop next-generation AI-powered supply chain platforms and integrate cutting-edge technologies such as robotics
Partnerships for scale
Establishing a match-making system for industry players to solicit new solutions from start-ups and SMEs
Diverse and skilled talent pools
Undertaking activities to establish a baseline for diversity in the industry, build AI and supply chain literacy and increase academic programs for high-demand skill sets
Access to innovation
Undertaking activities for secure data exchange and maximizing the cross-compatibility of technologies and innovations
Global advantage
Undertaking activities to connect to international standards forums and embed Canadian intellectual property, platforms and approaches into new standards

Participants (at application phase)

More than 110, including:

  • Optel
  • CGI
  • Agropur
  • Aldo
  • Air Canada
  • CN
  • Coveo
  • NEXT Canada
  • IVADO
  • University of Waterloo

Contact information

Website: https://aisupplychain.ca/

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