Global Innovation Clusters

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.

Clusters – Taking Canada further, faster (Video)

Clusters – Taking Canada further, faster

Possibilities like...

Curious what these clusters are working on? See a list of Canada's announced cluster projects and projects in response to COVID-19.


Possibilities that are grounded in sound research

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

Approved projects

Project partners
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

Read more about the Global Innovation Clusters objectives and how they support Canadian IP.


Related information

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.