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
|GDP impact over 10 years (in billions)||Job creation over 10 years|
|More than $5 billion||More than 13,500 jobs|
- 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
Website: Digital Technology Supercluster