Digital Technology Supercluster – Talent + Capacity Building Program


The Talent + Capacity Building Program aims to partner with employers, educators, learning and development technology companies and community organizations to build job ready, world-class talent and teams. Digital Technology Supercluster co-invests in projects that help Canadians develop the skills, leadership and opportunities needed to grow innovative digital enterprises.
Under the Capacity Building program, Digital Technology Supercluster co-invests in two types of projects:
1. Exploratory projects;
2. Strategic initiatives.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of co-investments between:

  1. $50K – $500K per project for Exploratory Projects (up to one (1) year duration);
  2. $2 – $4M per project for Strategic Initiatives (Up to three (3) year duration).


The application must be submitted by a project team that meets the following eligibility criteria:

  • the Lead Organization is a Supercluster Member or Associate;
  • at least one partner is from industry;
  • at least one partner is a non-profit organization;
  • the proposal will include at least one Full Member of the Supercluster (Founding, Gold or Regular) by the contracting phase;
  • the project team has a minimum of three project partners.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  1. the completed proposal template;
  2. the completed budget template;

Other Things to Note:

There will be a continuous intake of project ideas. There is no specific due date for submissions. Funds are limited and so the best proposals that arrive earliest will be reviewed first.

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