Quebec’s artificial intelligence supercluster has been selected to selected to share a portion of $950 million in federal innovation funding.
The announcement was made today at Polytechnique Montreal by Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains.
The #superclusters announced today will not only position Canada as a global leader in innovation, they are job generators, and will create tens of thousands of middle class jobs for Canadians. #cdnpoli #cdninnovation https://t.co/p08fl1gCLE pic.twitter.com/EMM9wiuERm
— Navdeep Bains (@NavdeepSBains) February 15, 2018
“Our government’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative has started conversations and created solid partnerships between government, the private sector, academia and communities,” said Baines in a release.
“In today’s knowledge-based economy, this collaboration is essential. Together, we are building the economy of the future, creating the jobs of today and tomorrow, and gearing up for global success that will benefit all Canadians.”
The Quebec AI supercluster is led by Quebec City-based group Optel and is supported by over 80 partners. The group is working to bolster Canadian leadership in artificial intelligence and data science in the retail, manufacturing, and infrastructure sectors.