Right people. Right place. Right time.
When companies of all sizes, academic institutions and not-for-profits come together, they generate bold new ideas. Ideas that wouldn't have otherwise come to light. Our investment in Canada's five clusters will help build first-rate innovation ecosystems with a competitive edge. And a whole world of possibilities.
Learn more about the Global Innovation Clusters.
Possibilities that are grounded in sound research
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Learn more about how clusters benefit economic ecosystems.
Meet the clusters
Want to join a cluster?
Canada's five clusters are accepting members from industry, academia, Indigenous groups and non-profit organizations. It's a great opportunity to collaborate on shared projects, solve common challenges and build a better Canada.
Each cluster has its own application process. Some have associated fees or different membership levels, including free options.
Find out more about how to apply to each cluster:
Clusters by the numbers
More than 50% are SMEs *
Co-invested with industry
$831M+ in program funds
Members across Canada
New IP rights generated **
* Based on industry partners engaged in announced projects
** IP rights generated in cluster projects include patent applications, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets
Last updated on September 30, 2022
Clusters are powered by Innovation Canada
At Innovation Canada, we back innovators. From funding to expert advice to driving new collaborations, our programs and services are designed to help businesses innovate, create jobs and grow Canada's economy. We are committed to providing inclusive programs and cultivating a workplace that is both diverse and inclusive so that we can best support the businesses we serve.