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NEXT Canada Joins SCALE.AI AI-Powered Supply Chain Supercluster

Feb 15, 2018

NEXT Canada, the national nonprofit focused on developing entrepreneurial talent and facilitating the adoption of homegrown technology, will join the Montreal-based SCALE.AI AI-Powered Supply Chain Supercluster as one of its first Ontario-based partners. The partnership also provides a launching point for the expansion of the organization’s globally recognized NextAI venture accelerator program to Montreal.

"NEXT Canada is a critical partner in the SCALE.AI supercluster initiative,” said Hélène Desmarais, Chairman of the Board and CEO, CEIM and Co-Chair SCALE.AI. “They have a terrific model and a proven track record of supporting high potential entrepreneurs. The NextAI accelerator program is a shining example of how to connect talent to the marketplace, increasing the adoption of built-in-Canada technology. 

SCALE.AI is an industry-led consortium whose mission is to shape a new global supply chain platform, bolster Canada’s leadership in artificial intelligence (AI), and accelerate industry adoption of enabling technologies through collaborative and incremental projects. The federal government launched the supercluster initiative on May 24, 2017 to strengthen Canadian competitiveness in key areas of the innovation economy. SCALE.AI joins other strategic supercluster initiatives across Canada that were announced in Ottawa on February 15 by Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

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