MaRS announces Supply Chain AI program in partnership with Scale AI
Accelerating the integration of AI across the supply chain industry.
TORONTO, ON, December 7, 2020 – MaRS is excited to announce the first cohort of Supply Chain AI, an intensive six-month program supporting the emergence and acceleration of high-potential Canadian venture companies building applied AI and intelligent supply chain products and services. This program, derived from the AI-Powered Supply Chains Supercluster, Scale AI, and created in partnership with the Government of Canada, runs through March 31, 2021.
Supply Chain AI provides a select group of AI-based companies targeting supply chains with access to growth and scale-up business support services, including hands-on advice, mentorship, market insights and subject matter expertise, along with marketing opportunities and critical connections to capital, customers, and talent. The overall objective is to foster emerging global leaders in supply chain AI technologies and educate the tech ecosystem on the economic potential of AI in supply chain and manufacturing.
The companies selected for the 2020/2021 program are:
- Enkidoo AI
- GRAD4 Inc.
- Nuport Robotics Inc.
- Sedna Tech
- Stream Systems Ltd.
- The Owl Solutions
“Supporting startups is about much more than funding,” says Yung Wu, CEO, MaRS. “It is an approach to stage-based mentoring and connection with the business community that transforms ideas and technologies into high growth scale-stage companies and, ultimately, the emergence of new leaders in the global innovation economy.”
The Scale AI Acceleration program is aimed at the emergence and growth of startups and SMEs specializing in artificial intelligence for supply chains in Canada, by expanding the reach and scope of the incubators and accelerators that are the key to their success. For details about the program visit: scaleai.ca/acceleration.
MaRS is North America’s largest urban innovation hub. A registered non-profit, MaRS supports high-growth startups and scale-ups tackling key issues in health, cleantech, fintech and other sectors. In addition, MaRS convenes all members of the tech ecosystem to drive breakthrough discoveries, grow the economy and make an impact by solving real problems for real people — in Canada and around the world.
For more information about the Supply Chain AI program, visit the webpage: https://www.marsdd.com/service/supply-chain-ai-at-mars/