With projects such as self-driving, sanitizing robots and the latest technology to keep our oceans safe and healthy, Canada's Global Innovation Clusters are having a big impact.
How the clusters are measuring up
Canada's five clusters are having a significant impact. To date, the clusters have collectively met or exceeded many program targets and goals they set out to achieve.
Here's a peek at what we've achieved so far.
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In addition to the achievements above, clusters are also on track to meet or exceed the overall job creation target of 15,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs created by 2023, and 50,000 by 2028.
But what does clusters' success mean for Canada's businesses and economy?
- Collaborations that are connecting companies to new customers, global supply chains, mentorship and capacity building.
- Canadian expertise that is being leveraged to help SMEs adopt technology and mitigate risk.
- Investments that lead to the commercialization Canadian innovations.
- Canadian IP that stays in Canada.
- Jobs that are being created and talent attracted to Canada to fill identified gaps in knowledge-intensive industries.
Longer term, we're measuring our success against the following objectives:
Create world-leading innovation ecosystems
- Increased investment in innovation and cluster development
- Activities that address innovation ecosystem gaps or build on existing strengths
- Create new relationships and strengthen collaboration
- Launch new collaborative projects between private, academic and public sector organizations
Increase competitiveness, productivity and economic growth
- Cluster firms grow and create jobs
- Canadian businesses of all sizes are more competitive
- Increase in GDP contribution from participating firms
Enhance technological capabilities and commercialization
- Increased private sector investments in technology research, development, demonstration and commercialization
- New or improved products, services and/or processes are developed and commercialized
Access each clusters' annual reports to learn more about their impacts to date.