Canada’s AI-Powered Supply Chains Cluster (Scale AI)

Based in Quebec, spanning the Montreal-Waterloo corridor, the Scale AI Cluster is bringing the retail, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure and information and communications technology (ICT) sectors together to build intelligent supply chains. Links between businesses is becoming faster and easier as new tools see and predict where and when products are needed, and sales are increasing as they work together in real time. Ultimately, the Scale AI Cluster is making Canada a global export leader—capturing new market opportunities and ensuring Canadian made products and services are first to market.

Total funding: up to $284M

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

Program Streams:

  • AI Adoption — Drive adaptation and adoption of AI-powered, intelligent supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors
  • AI Commercialization — Develop, industrialize and commercialize AI-powered products and services applied to advanced supply chains management.
  • Scale-up — Support start-ups and SMEs scale-up by providing access to different programs and supports.
  • Current and Future Workforce Development — Introduce a series of training and upskilling programs for cluster members in an effort to bolster the level of AI/digital
  • COVID-19 response

Canada's cluster projects

Canada's cluster projects: COVID-19 response

Read the Scale AI annual 2020-2021 report

Contact information

Website: Scale AI