Digital Technology Supercluster unveils eight new projects as part of COVID-19 response

The federally backed Digital Technology Supercluster on Thursday unveiled eight new initiatives from its $60-million COVID-19 program, including a new system for local authorities to model the impacts of reopening as well as platforms for virtual mental health, addiction treatment and telework for youth and health-care workers. 

One of the Liberal government’s flagship programs, the five superclusters are consortia of startups, big businesses, academia and government agencies. As umbrella organizations they select projects for funding, with a focus on research and commercialization of new products. In March, Ottawa tasked them to work on pandemic solutions; the digital supercluster has taken “an even more significant focus on health-related issues coming at us as a result of COVID-19,” CEO Sue Paish told The Logic.

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