Canada's Digital Technology Cluster

Based in British Columbia, the Digital Technology Cluster is unlocking the potential of data. Through bigger, better datasets, and cutting edge applications of augmented reality and cloud computing, to name a few, this cluster is improving service delivery and efficiency in the natural resource, precision health, and manufacturing sectors. Ultimately, the Digital Technology Cluster is arming Canadians with the best data to drive decision-making and connect the digital and physical worlds.

Total funding: up to $173M asterix *

asterix * This includes $20 million that was allocated to the Digital Technology Cluster from the additional investment of $60 million that was announced for the Global Innovation Clusters program through Budget 2021.

Technology focus: Virtual, mixed and augmented reality; data collection and analytics; quantum computing

 

Expected economic impact

Expected economic impact
GDP impact over 10 years (in billions) Job creation over 10 years
More than $5 billion More than 13,500 jobs

Program Streams

  • Precision Health – Data driven innovation to enable delivery of precision health services and technologies.
  • Digital Twins – Industrial cyber-physical interfaces to enable virtual production environments.
  • Data Commons – Data aggregation across various resources to enable collaborative new approaches to working with large data sets.
  • Capacity Building – Increase diversity of the region's STEM workforce and up-skill workers as they transition away from traditional industry.
  • COVID-19 Response

Canada's cluster projects

Canada's cluster projects: COVID-19 response

Read the Digital Technology 2020-2021 annual report

Contact information

Website: Digital Technology Supercluster

Email: info@digitalsupercluster.ca