Organization: Technology Partnerships Canada

CSA and TPC funding new multi-purpose satellite

MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd (MDA), Richmond BC, is the prime contractor for CASSIOPE, a new $140-million multi-purpose satellite scheduled for launch in 2007. Funding is being provided by the Canadian Space Agency ($63 million) and Technology Partnerships Canada ($77.2 million). CASSIOPE is designed to undertake a variety of missions for research in the areas…

TPC invests $7.3 million in genetic testing technology

Tm Bioscience Corp is directing $7.3 million in new funding from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) towards its $25-million genetic testing program. The Toronto-based company has developed a patented micro array technology that allows up to 100 genetic tests to be run simultaneously. Its new research program includes construction of a pilot scale manufacturing facility and…

Azure’s $10.7M financing deal triggers TPC funds

Azure Dynamics Corp’s success in raising $10.7 million has opened the door for it to secure an additional $5 million from Technology Partnerships Canada. The Toronto-based company, which develops hybrid electric power trains for commercial vehicles, announced December 1 that it had closed a private placement financing led by Kingsdale Capital Markets Inc. The agreement…

PCE uses TPC assistance to create three new centres

PCI Geomatics Enterprises Inc has received $5.6 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC). The assistance supports the Richmond Hill ON-based firm’s project to develop three prototypical geocapacity centres focused on mapping, the environment and disaster management for homeland security. PCI develops software for remote sensing, photogrammetry data and data visualization techniques. The new centres target…

Sandvine launches R&D project with TPC assistance

Waterloo ON-based Sandvine Inc is launching a $30.3-million R&D project to enhance the operations of Internet service providers (ISPs) with $9.5 million in assistance from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC). With the TPC investment, the two-year-old software firm plans to accelerate and broaden its R&D activities by developing technology — known as Sandvine Subscriber Services Cluster.…

TPC invests $3 million in grain harvesting technology

Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC has invested $3 million in McLeod Harvest Inc, an R&D-intensive company that has developed a new grain harvesting system. The Winnipeg-based firm is undertaking a $10-million project to accelerate development of a two-part system consisting of a field harvester and a stationary cleaning mill. In addition to harvesting grain, the system…

GMA Cover Corp launches camouflage R&D project

Guelph ON-based GMA Cover Corp has received $4.8 million in assistance to develop a line of lightweight, multi-spectral camouflage screens for military use. The assistance from Technology Partnerships Canada helps to finance an R&D project developing a palette of camouflage elements that can be reconfigured to suit changes in background. GMA Cover hopes to become…

Federal support flows to shipbuilding through TPC

Technology Partnerships Canada has made its first two investments in the Canadian shipbuilding sector in response to lobbying by the Shipbuilding Association of Canada (SAC). Canadian Shipbuilding & Engineering Ltd (CSEL) , St Catharines On and St John’s Dockyard Ltd (NEWDOCK), St John’s NF, received $4.9 million and $4 million respectively for projects designed to…

QuestAir launches fuel cell project with TPC assistance

QuestAir Technologies Inc has received $9.6 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) as part of a $32-million R&D project to reduce costs and increase efficiency of fuel cells and hydrogen infrastructure.The assistance will help the Burnaby BC-based firm meet its aggressive targets for market entry and boosts TPC’s overall support of fuel cell technology to…

Vistar launches wireless tracking R&D project

Vistar Telecommunications Inc has launched a $17.5-million R&D project to develop next-generation satellite-based technology for wireless asset tracking in the marine, trucking and automotive industries. The project — assisted with $5.25 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) — will allow for wide-area tracking through integrated global positioning systems and increased two-way messaging capability. The system…