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,…

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

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…

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…

Messier-Dowty nabs $25M in TPC funding

Messier-Dowty Inc, Ajax ON, has received $24.9 million in assistance from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) for pre-competitive R&D to improve its landing gear systems. Nearly 300 jobs will be created or maintained, including 162 in the R&D phase of the project and the remainder during to so-called benefits phase. The project is focused on compressing…

GFI Control Systems secures $6.5M in funding

Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC has invested $5.4 million in GFI Control Systems Inc to develop propane and natural gas control systems for diesel and gasoline engines. An additional $1.1 million being is contributed by the Climate Change Action Fund’s Early Action Measures program. Kitchener ON-based GFI will further develop its gaseous fuel control technology for…