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The Digital Technology Supercluster- Call for COVID-19 Solutions (Apply ASAP)

Research Admin Offices:

  • MILO

Funding Type:



The maximum funding for a feasibility assessment is $250,000. Funding will be
provided to the lead organization.


  • Health Sciences
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering



    Internal Deadline:


    Sponsor Deadline:



    The Digital Technology Supercluster is leading the development of solutions to some of the biggest issues created by COVID-19. The COVID-19 Program is focused on unlocking solutions to protect the health and safety of all Canadians and our economy through the development, deployment, and scaling of digital technologies.

    The Government of Canada is committed to mobilize Canadian industry in support of the health and safety of Canadians by addressing COVID–19 effects through Canadian innovation. COVID–19 has created an exceptional situation in Canada and around the world, calling for exceptional responses and innovation. The Digital Technology Supercluster welcomes the opportunity to deliver innovative solutions through an expedited delivery of projects developed and actioned by our Members.

    Through the COVID-19 Program, the Digital Technology Supercluster (‘the Supercluster’) will invest up to $60 million to improving the health and safety of Canadians and Canada’s ability to address issues created by the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as building expertise and capacity to address and anticipate issues that may arise in future health crises.

    Through the COVID-19 Program, the Digital Technology Supercluster, will invest in projects that support the development, deployment, scale-up and adoption of products, services or technologies that help governments, communities, employers and individual Canadians address exceptional needs created by, and effects of, COVID-19. We will build on Canada’s pre-existing strengths and bring together new teams to solve the most critical problems we are facing at this pressing and unprecedented time.

    The Supercluster will align investments with critical needs identified by the Government of Canada and work to coordinate funding with other federal and provincial funding programs so that, together, we deliver digital solutions in this extraordinary environment.



    For support, please contact Amber Metham, Associate Director, Research Contracts, MILO.