Organization: Technology Partnerships Canada

Quantiam and NOVA launch nanomaterials project

Edmonton’s Quantiam Technologies Inc is using $3.5 million from Technology Partnerships Canada to launch a $12.2-million R&D project into nanotechnology-based coating for the production of olefins for use in plastics, textiles and other chemicals. Quantiam will lead a consortium along with NOVA Chemicals Corp to develop and demonstrate new nanomaterials to coat the surfaces of…

GasTOPS to develop sensor technology for F-35 program

GasTOPS Ltd, Ottawa, has received $1.4 million from Technology Partnerships Canada to undertake a $3.5-million project to further develop its MetalSCAN sensor technology to detect metallic debris in lubricating oil systems. The technology is being developed for specific applications related to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Canada is participating in the development and demonstration…

TPC invests in nanotech coatings R&D for aircraft

Integran Technologies Inc has received $3.6 million from Technology Partnerships Canada to develop nano-structured coatings technology for the aerospace and defence sectors.The $8.6-million R&D program will see the Toronto-based firm dev-elop nano-crystalline cobalt-phosphorous coatings as a cheaper and more environmentally benign alternative to hard chrome plating currently used by industry. The coating technology will have…

Feds and Ontario provide $62 million to truck maker

The International Truck and Engine Corporation of Canada (ITECC) has received $62 million from the Ontario and federal governments to establish a new R&D Centre in Chatam ON and undertake a multi-faceted R&D program The Ontario government is providing $32 million through the Ontario Automotive Investment Strategy to support the R&D Centre and its partnership…

TPC invests in MIGENIX’s new antibiotic drug

MIGENIX Inc of Vancouver has received $9.3 million from Technology Partnerships Canada to launch a $35.6-million R&D project to further develop its MX-2401 antibiotic drug. The project is intended to increase the drug’s efficacy against skin and soft tissue infections as well as the development of a cost-effective manufacturing process. Pre-clinical testing of MX-2401 —…

TPC funds demo for heavy oil recovery technology

Technology Partnerships Canada is investing $9 million in a $44.7-million heavy oil development and demonstration project being undertaken by Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd, Calgary. The Whitesands pilot project is intended to demonstrate Petrobank’s Toe-to-Heel Air Injection heavy oil recovery process in an area south of Fort McMurray AB. The technology offers higher potential recovery…

TPC assists R&D project by Norwegian subsidiary

Technology Partnerships Canada has invested $5.2 million in a $17.2-million R&D project by Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd, a developer and producer of high-resolution sonar systems and acoustic technology for defence applications. Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime AS, a member of the Kongsberg Gruppen, a public company based in Oslo, Norway.…

Raytheon receives TOC assistance for radar R&D

Raytheon Canada Ltd has received $4 million from Technology Partnerships Canada to help finance a $13.7-million R&D project for civilian and military flight safety radar applications. The Waterloo ON-based subsidiary of Raytheon Co will enhance components of its ground-based, primary surveillance radar technology, including the signal data processor, S-band transmitter and L-band transmitter and receiver.…

MetroPhotonics launches project with TPC support

Ottawa-based MetroPhotonics Inc has launched a $22.1-million project to further refine its nano-photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for the telecommunications sector. The privately held firm — spun off in 2000 from the National Research Council’s Institute for Microstructural Sciences — received $7.7 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) to support the pre-commercialization project, with the balance…

Wireless technology receives TPC assistance

OMNEX Control Systems Inc, Port Coquitlam BC, has received $7.5 million from Technology Partnerships Canada to launch a $25-million project to apply specialized wireless transceiver technologies to environmental monitoring and process control at waste water treatment facilities. The so-called trusted wireless technologies are aimed at streamlining production processes, reducing costs, reducing environmental impact of waste…