On March 22, 2017, the Government of Canada released its “Innovation Budget”, in which it proposed, “To invest up to $950 million over five years, starting in 2017–18, to be provided on a competitive basis in support of a small number of business-led innovation ‘superclusters’ that have the greatest potential to accelerate economic growth.”
It is in this context that leaders of industry, industry associations, research, and post-secondary education from across British Columbia have come together to discuss BC’s global positioning, competitive strengths, and cluster capabilities.
The objective of this document is to describe the existing set of strengths and capabilities in BC that are foundational to the growth of a digital technology supercluster in the province.
This document is intended to serve as a key input to the national discussion on creating world-leading clusters and partnerships in Canada.
It is a precursor to any formal letter of intent or proposal to the national supercluster competition announced by Canada in the March 2017 budget.
Read more on how BC is paving the way for Canada’s economic growth as a global supercluster in digital technology. http://bit.ly/BCsuperC