2020-05-01

Acceleration

Plane in the sky

Accelerating AI startups
to enrich Canada’s AI ecosystem

A program by Canada’s AI Supercluster

The Acceleration program puts funding on the table to help finance the growth of AI startups and SMEs across Canada. The program targets those initiatives that:

  • promote the growth of startups applying AI to supply chains
  • strengthen collaboration between Canada’s top AI incubators and accelerators
  • attract additional venture capital and investment in AI to Canada
  • encourage top AI talent to establish their business in Canada
  • support the emergence of new global AI leaders

The goal of the Acceleration program is to support the growth of the future giants of AI emerging from Canada’s promising ecosystem.

The Acceleration program does not directly fund individual AI startups or SMEs. Rather, Scale AI provides funding to organizations that do.

Who the Acceleration program supports

The Acceleration program aims to financially support:

  • Incubators focused on next-generation technologies
  • Accelerators supporting AI-based startups
  • Innovation centres aimed at increasing collaboration across industry
  • Corporate labs and open-innovation initiatives
  • Any other supporting organization with initiatives aimed at scaling up Canadian AI startups and SMEs that build applied AI products and services for supply chains

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