Supply Chains and Logistics Excellence AI (SCALE.AI) Supercluster
Receive up to 50% of Project Costs in Grant Funding.
Canada is one of the strongholds for artificial intelligence (AI) and home to some of the world’s most advanced AI organizations and companies. The Supply Chains and Logistics Excellence AI (SCALE.AI) supercluster is a government funding program that enhances Canada’s existing supply chain practices by boosting economic development through faster adoption and integration of artificial intelligence (AI). It seeks to connect researchers and industries to establish Canada as a global AI development hub.
Amount of Funding
Up to 40% of eligible costs for projects (up to 50% for businesses in Québec) that can accelerate the adoption and commercialization of AI for supply chains. There is no minimum or maximum investment allocated per project.
Scale AI invests in Canadian companies across a range of industries that are deploying AI to enhance their supply chain. Applications must have a minimum of two contributing partner companies (at least one partner in the consortium must be a SME and at least one partner must be an adopter of the technology); reflect collaborations across large and small enterprises, research institutions, and academia; and all funding recipients must become SCALE.AI members upon project approval.
Scale AI funds innovative, collaborative projects that are leveraging AI to help make supply chains more intelligent and more efficient. Projects should:
- Be transformational in scale or impact for its participants;
- Have a wider benefit to Canada’s Supply Chain ecosystem; and
- Help Canadian Supply Chain companies compete globally.
The funding program is open and accepts applications on a first-come, first-served basis. No deadlines have been announced.