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Genome Canada applauds launch of new superclusters

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Ottawa, ON

Genome Canada wishes to congratulate Canada’s new superclusters: Digital Technology; Protein Industries, Advanced Manufacturing; SCALE.AI and, Oceans.

These innovative Canadian consortia between businesses, post-secondary and research institutions, and not-for-profit organizations will help solidify Canada’s place as a global innovation leader. They will leverage leading-edge science and technology, including genomics, to create well-paying jobs, groundbreaking research, and global market leaders in important emerging sectors.

“Groundbreaking Canadian research is at the heart of these superclusters. We are renowned for our bold progress in artificial intelligence, ocean and marine science, and agriculture. With our Superclusters Initiative, scientists in these fields and others can look forward to expanding their research horizons in partnership with their academic peers, businesses, entrepreneurs and members of the non-profit community,” said The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

“As a cross-cutting platform, genomics will bring powerful insights to the challenges these superclusters are working to solve, such as feeding the world and sustainable development of Canada’s ocean economy,” said Marc LePage, President and CEO of Genome Canada. “We look forward to working with the supercluster awardees by bringing genomics resources and talent to help drive Canadian innovation and economic growth.”

Canada has a thriving genomics research enterprise predicated on multisector and multidisciplinary partnership. Genome Canada works in collaboration with six regional Genome Centres, many of whom are part of the successful supercluster consortiums.