Innovation Superclusters Initiative

Canada's Superclusters

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 Superclusters will help build first-rate innovation ecosystems with a competitive edge. And a whole world of possibilities.

Learn more about the Innovation Superclusters Initiative.

Superclusters – Taking Canada further, faster (Video)

Superclusters – Taking Canada further, faster
 

Possibilities like...

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

 

Possibilities that are grounded in sound research

Learn more about how Superclusters benefit economic ecosystems.

Meet the Superclusters

 

Want to join a Supercluster?

Canada's five Superclusters 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 Supercluster 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 Supercluster:

Superclusters by the numbers

490+
Approved projects

2,100+
Project partners
More than 75% are SMEs *

$2.19B+
Co-invested with industry
$730M+ in program funds

7,500+
Members across Canada

850+
New IP rights generated **

* Based on industry partners engaged in announced projects

** IP rights generated in Supercluster projects include patent applications, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets

Last updated on March 31, 2022

Read more about the Innovation Superclusters Initiative's objectives and how they support Canadian IP.

 

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Superclusters 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.