Organization: Technology Partnerships Canada

ATS snares $29.5 million for solar energy project

Automation Tooling Systems Inc (ATS) has received $29.5 million in assistance to complete the development of Spheral Solar, its proprietary solar energy technology. The Cambridge ON-based firm will receive $25.5 million from Technology Partnerships Canada and $4 million from the Technology Early Action Measures component of the Climate Change Action Fund, while the company will…

Westaim Corp slims down to focus on iFire technology

Westaim Corp, Calgary, has announced a major shake-up of its business units and replacing the head of its iFire Technology Inc subsidiary in a move designed to contain costs and focus on core assets. Michael Goldstein has been replaced as iFire’s president by Barry Heck, Westaim’s senior VP and a key player in iFire’s drive…

Aastra to develop Bluetooth-based devices

Aastra Technologies Ltd has received $9.9 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) to develop a suite of telecommunications products using the Bluetooth wireless networking standard. The Concord ON-based firm will work in conjunction with the Communications Research Centre, area universities and private sector partners to conduct pre-competitive research for the products, enabling business and home…

Dspfactory receives $4.4 million in TPC assistance

DSPfactory Ltd of Waterloo ON has received $4.6 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) to develop a new generation of ultra low power digital signal processing (DSP) chips for use in a wide variety of applications. The fabless semiconductor company specializes in the development of low power, programmable DSP technology for use in hearing aids,…

DuPont Canada receives $19M in TPC assistance

Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) will provide DuPont Canada Inc, Mississauga ON, with $19 million in assistance to establish a pilot manufacturing facility for the development of two core building blocks for fuel cell systems. The repayable loan (to be repaid through royalties based on sales) will generate $30-40 million in R&D investment by DuPont and…

Magellan receives $8.2 M in TPC assistance

Magellan Aerospace Corp, Mississauga ON, has received $8.2-million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) to implement a R&D project designed to enhance the company’s core technological competencies and systems integration capabilities. The project will be undertaken at Magellan’s f

Instrumar to expand sensor technology applications

Instrumar Ltd, St John’s NF, has received $4.3 million from Technology Partnerships Canada to modify its sensor technology for synthetic polymer fibre production plants. The sensor technology will be applied to the production process by integrating electromagnetic sensors into production lines, increasing quality yields and efficient use of non-renewable resources, reducing scrap fibre and the…

Trojan to improve UV watersystem with TPC funding

Trojan Technologies Inc has received a $3.3-million investment from Technology Partnerships Canada to further develop the energy efficiency of its ultra violet (UV) water disinfection systems. As part of the project, the London ON-based firm will work with several universities through the recently created Canadian Water Network, a Network of Centres of Excellence. It will…

CaseBank develops software with TPC assistance

CaseBank Technologies Inc is undertaking a precompetitive R&D project to develop a Web-enabled knowledge management system for aircraft fault resolution. The project is being assisted by Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) with a $3.2-million loan. Brampton ON-based CaseBank develops aircraft and engine diagnostic software that stores and delivers relevant lessons learned. The technology is aimed at…

SemBioSys launches molecular farming project

SemBioSys Genetics Inc (SGI) will undertake the development of low-cost proteins from plants for use in the pharmaceutical and personal care markets. The $18.6-million R&D project is supported by a $5.5-million repayable loan from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC.). The project will see SGI move its proprietary process for producing recombinant proteins (molecular farming) closer to…