The Digital Technology Supercluster has announced the completion of its $60 million investment in the COVID-19 Program, launched in April to contribute to Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19.
The fifteen projects announced round out the Program which addresses the biggest challenges presented by COVID-19. Members are addressing the diagnosis and treatment of the virus, providing for Canadians’ mental and physical health, and supporting the safe reopening of our economy.
“As we restart our economy and prepare for the possibility of a second wave, we must balance the importance of ensuring that patients receive the care they need in new ways while finding innovative solutions to protect Canadians from exposure to the COVID-19 virus”, said Sue Paish, CEO of the Supercluster.
“Our Members are developing and deploying digital solutions to challenges presented by COVID-19, while supporting the reopening of our economy and the return to economic stability and growth for Canadians. I’m proud of what this Program has been able to accomplish in just four short months.”
“We’re proud to see the progress ‘Team Canada’ has made in flattening the curve, and it’s important that we remain diligent in preventing the spread of COVID-19,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “The Supercluster’s contributions through their COVID-19 Program provides much needed solutions to the challenges we face today, while ensuring we continue to reduce the risk associated with re-opening our economies