The Digital Technology Supercluster is supporting Canadians in the fight against COVID-19 with $60 million committed to the biggest health and safety problems created by the crisis.
Four weeks ago, the Digital Technology Supercluster invited its network of over 500 organizations to submit ideas and proposals for the funding and Canadian companies responded with over 300 submissions.
“Canadian businesses are answering the call to pull together and drive hard with solutions that will help us through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are deeply grateful to the hundreds of organizations that are answering this call, showing the world what a united ‘Team Canada’ can do.” said Sue Paish, CEO of the Digital Technology Supercluster.
“Through innovation, Canadians will create and deliver leading technologies to overcome issues created by COVID-19 and to position us well to rebuild our economy in the future.”
Among the projects that the Supercluster will be funding are two from the province of B.C.
Burnaby’s Food-X Technologies is leading the development of a hyper-efficient e-grocery management system to make sure that our healthcare workers, the elderly, and others who cannot access fresh food, receive top quality groceries while also ensuring food security for Canadians throughout the crisis.
Port Coquitlam’s Finger Food Advanced Technology Group is developing a new tool for decision-makers to better forecast emerging pandemics. By predicting regional needs and allowing for fast and effective planning we can have targeted deployment of resources.
These projects follow the Supercluster’s announcement of the launch of the COVID-19 Supply Hub. Developed by Traction on Demand, the Supply Hub that expedites the supplies needed to keep our front line healthcare workers safe and healthy while they are serving British Columbians.