SCALE AI announces $25 million for 6 AI projects: AI is leading the way for more efficient and resilient supply chains in Canada

Montreal, Quebec - November 14, 2022

Today, SCALE AI, Canada’s AI Global Innovation Cluster, announced $25 million in investments to support six AI projects in key areas.


Today, SCALE AI, Canada’s AI Global Innovation Cluster, announced $25 million in investments to support six AI projects in key areas. From developing supply chain intelligence platforms for SMEs, to optimizing continuity of care, making workforce decisions, and supporting planning, each of these projects demonstrates the important contribution AI can make to creating more efficient and resilient supply chains in Canada. AI has become a critical link in addressing economic challenges such as labour shortages and supply chain disruptions, as well as helping to improve our environmental performance by optimizing production and transportation.

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, says: “Canadian AI is essential to improving global supply chains. Our government is proud to invest in SCALE AI and its partners to make supply chains more resilient and efficient. It’s great to see this work helping to create more high-quality jobs for Canadians and accelerate our economic recovery.”

“Innovation is key to improving Canada’s economic performance, including helping to create more efficient supply chains. That’s why I am delighted to highlight the important work being done by SCALE AI and its partners in these projects.”

— Annie Koutrakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport

Julien Billot, CEO, SCALE AI, explains: “By strengthening collaborations between all industry players, we have contributed to the interactions between AI labs, AI product and service providers and companies that drive innovations and their implementation on the field.”

“We have a significant portfolio of projects that reflects the unique dynamics of our ecosystem, as new players act as important drivers in the development of new AI solutions.”

— Julien Billot, CEO of Scale AI

Hélène Desmarais, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, SCALE AI, adds: “SCALE AI is working, in partnership with the entire ecosystem, to continue the development of AI in Canada and accelerate its integration into Canadian businesses.”

“Our successes at home are also capturing global attention, showcasing Canadian talent and capabilities to answer today’s economic, technological, and logistical challenges. SCALE AI investments generate economic and environmental benefits as they help create more innovative and efficient supply chains.”

— Hélène Desmarais, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, SCALE AI


Six projects representing investments of $25 million

Ancillary revenue management platform
Partners: Plusgrade, Air Canada
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Improving Price Efficiency through AI-based Pricing and Costing
Partners: Day & Ross, Deloitte, MoovAI, Gardewine Group, Freightcom Inc.
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Demand Forecasting and Supply Matching to Optimize Continuity of Care
Saint Elizabeth Health, Deloitte, Markitech, Plotly, Manifold Data Mining
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Galileo Project: Workforce decisions and planning support using AI
Maritime Employers Association, Airudi, Polytechnique of Montreal and HEC Montréal
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Supply Chain Intelligence Platform for SMEs
Partners: FreshBooks, MiSCAN Lab (McMaster University), Oligomaster, BeneComm Inc
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Trade Promo Optimization
Partners: Larus Technologies, Unilever, Federated Coop, Theory + Practice, SOSCIP
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Made possible through the
financial support of
Gouvernement du Québec
Gouvernement du Canada