No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:



Scale AI's Industry-led Projects provide funding for projects that can accelerate the adoption and commercialization of AI for supply chains.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 50% of expenses for approved projects that target the adoption or commercialization of AI for supply chains.

There is no minimum or maximum investment allocated per project.
For those projects that are selected, a predefined portion of eligible project expenses are reimbursed on a quarterly basis.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


The applicant must:

  • be members of SCALE.AI (membership applications can be submitted online).
  • be companies across a range of industries that are deploying AI to enhance their supply chain, including;
  • consumer goods and retail;
  • industrial goods and manufacturing;
  • transport and logistics;
  • healthcare;
  • infrastructure and construction.
  • have projects that contribute to SCALE.AI strategic objectives, such as AI adoption and the commercialization of AI-based products;
  • have innovative, collaborative projects ( have multiple participants (SMEs, one post-secondary or research institutions) and involve at least one SME, and have applicant CEO or executive endorsement) that are leveraging AI to help make supply chains more intelligent and more efficient, such as:
  • supply chain operators,
  • supply chain solutions providers,
  • AI and digital technology providers.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:


collaborate with other Scale AI members to identify an opportunity that both benefits their organization and meets Scale AI’s objectives;


complete the online project submission. A member of the Scale AI investment team will contact applicants and review their project with the applicants detail.


work in collaboration with the SCALE.AI investment team to develop a detailed project proposal that will be submitted to the selection committee.


sign the project agreement, after ratification by the SCALE.AI board.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  • Their proposal for review
  • The detailed project proposal
  • The signed project agreement, after ratification by the SCALE.AI board.

Other Things to Note:

SCALE.AI is a co-investment and innovation hub with the government funding (from the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec) matched by contributions from the private sector.

A consortium of private entities, academic researchers and high potential start-ups, SCALE.AI will be the central pillar of Canada’s AI ecosystem.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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