Innovation Supercluster Initiative

The Federal Government’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative in a nutshell




The Innovation Superclusters Initiative (ISI) is a new opportunity to strengthen Canada’s most promising clusters and accelerate economic growth in highly innovative industries, while positioning our firms for global leadership.


  • Federal government to support select industry-led superclusters with ~1B total funding by 2022, to be matched by the industry
  • The objective is to foster technological leadership, create jobs and enhance skills, enable Canadian companies to become global leaders and support smaller firms’ scale-up … create sustained wealth