Halifax startup hub Volta has announced the five companies participating in its second Volta AI cohort for artificial intelligence startups focused on supply chains.

The program is the result of a partnership with Scale AI, the federally backed supercluster that funds research partnerships using the same model as Canada’s Ocean Supercluser.

To participate, companies must be based in Canada, be developing supply chain AI technology and have demonstrated customer interest. The successful startups can access up to $14,000 worth of grants, as well as Volta’s office space, mentorship and other resources.

“These five teams couldn't be better examples of the incredibly innovative startups being built here in Atlantic Canada,” said Volta CEO Matt Cooper in a statement.

“Through the Volta AI program, the teams are connected to funding, subject matter expert advisors and resources that help them improve their products and compete globally. Volta is very excited to be working with Scale AI to provide this support.”

Here’s a look at this year’s companies:


Allison Murray and Dawne Skinner


Acuicy uses a combination of business intelligence, climate science and economics to help companies develop decarbonization strategies.

Agyle Intelligence

David McNally

Mount Stewart, PEI

Agyle sells a SaaS product for tracking and visualization of food production, processing and packaging.


Rahul Anand and Rob McEwen


KorrAI is working on a data-as-a-service platform that consolidates geological data into digital maps for use by mining companies.

Picketa Systems

Xavier Hébert-Couturier, Maxime Dumont, Dominic Levesque and Zachary Andersen


Picketa is developing a digital scanning device and data management platform for plant and soil nutrition analysis.



Masoud Aali

Scient is developing an artificial intelligence system for identifying the minerals in drilling cores taken during mining exploration.