Organization: Technology Partnerships Canada

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…

VisuAide received $4.7M in federal assistance

VisuAide has received $4.7 in federal assistance to undertake a $13.1-million R&D project to develop assistive technologies for the people with visual disabilities. The privately held, Drummondville PQ-based company will develop technology platforms permitting the visually impaired to access print, electronic and directional resources. They include multimedia e-books, orientation aids, braille/graphic displays and low-vision technologies.…

Zenon to develop new water filtration membrane

Zenon Environmental Inc is undertaking a $30.6-million R&D project with $9.2 million in assistance from Technology Partnerships Canada. The company will develop technologies for a new type of filtration membrane for water treatment that is thinner, cheaper to produce and more energy efficient. The new membrane is expected to make Zenon products more affordable to…

Spectral to develop rapid blood sampling devices

Spectral Diagnostics Inc, Etobicoke ON, has launched a $12-million R&D project to develop a family of hand-held, finger-prick blood sampling devices. The project received $3.9 million in assistance from Technology Partnerships Canada. Spectral is targeting a 15-minute diagnosis time for the rapid, point-of-care instruments, providing timely test results for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The…

Sierra Wireless to develop new wireless device

Sierra Wireless Inc, Richmond BC, has launched a $33.7-million R&D project to develop an integrated “smartphone” wireless communications device. Assisted with $9.5 million from Technology Partnerships Canada, Sierra will advance its integrated wireless messaging and modem technology that combines the functionality of a personal digital assistant, telephone, note pad and Internet-enabled wireless tool. Based on…

Trojan to refine water purification technologies

Trojan Technologies Inc has initiated a $31.2-million R&D project to advance its ultraviolet water purification technologies for its UV drinking water treatment line of products. The project — assisted by $9.36 million from Technology Partnerships Canada — will improve energy efficiency of key components and processes for systems geared towards the municipal drinking water market.…

Rolls-Royce Canada

Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) has made a follow-on investment in industrial gas turbine R&D at Rolls-Royce Canada Ltd (RRC), Montreal, helping the subsidiary of Rolls Royce plc expand its centre of excellence for the product line. TPC will contribute $30 million to the $122.5-million, four-year project, which was approved more than one year ago. In…

Stuart receives another $1.4 million from TPC

Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) has increased its investment in Stuart Energy Systems Corp, Mississauga, which is developing hydrogen-based back-up systems and storage systems for renewable energy sources. Stuart will receive $1.4 million on top of $5.8 million it received in 1999, increasing the cost of the R&D project from $17.7 million to $21.9 million. The…

Spectrum Signal Processing receives TPC funding

Spectrum Signal Processing Inc, Burnaby BC, has received $8.3 million in assistance from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) for an R&D project to expand applications for the firm’s software-defined radio platforms (SDRs) for use in defence communications, intelligence and surveillance. The reconfigurable wireless technology platforms allows SDRs to be upgraded and change their mode of operation…

YottaYotta receives $7.7M in TPC assistance

Edmonton-based YottaYotta Inc has received $7.7 million from Technology Partnerships Canada to support a $30.1-million R&D project on data sharing and management for the defence, security, aerospace and research sectors. The new software architecture is aimed at enabling multi-site data collaboration, operational continuity and real-time disaster recovery for next-generation storage networking systems. TPC’s investment was…