Organization: Technology Partnerships Canada

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…

WorldHeart receives $10-million TPC investment

World Heart Corp has received a $10-million repayable loan from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) to conduct clinical trials of its first generation HeartSaver ventricular assist device (VAD). TPC has also indicated it will consider funding the next two generations of the fully implantable heart assist device. Ottawa-based World Heart has been developing the product for…

FuelMaker receives $4.2M for natural gas appliance

Technology Partnerships Canada and the Climate Change Action Fund have provided a total of $3 million in assistance to Toronto’s FuelMaker Corp to design and test a natural gas home fuelling appliance. Funding of $1.25 million was provided by the US Department of Energy, California Air Resources Board and South Coast Air Quality Management District.…

DynaMotive Energy designing larger biofuel plant

DynaMotive Energy Systems Corp is accelerating developing of its pyrolysis (BioOil) production plants with the objective of adopting a modular design for boosting plant capacity. The new plant design will allow the conversion of 100 tonnes per day of biomass to energy for use in power plants geared for alternative fuel sources. The Vancouver-based firm…

TPC invests $3 million in airbag sensor technology

Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) has invested $3 million in a $10-million R&D project by Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc (IMS), a Waterloo On-based developer of intelligent sensor and control software technology. The R&D project is focused on software development for smart devices to be used for next-generation automotive airbags. R&D will involve the development of sensor…

TPC announces $31.5 million in four new investments

The release of backlogged announcements by Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) continues unabated, with four more investments last week totalling $31.5 million. The largest investment — $9.4 million — goes to Norsat International Inc, Burnaby BC, for a new generation of satellite interactive terminals to facilitate two-way Internet access from personal computers. The satellite technology is…

TPC invests $3 million in Haley Industries

Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) has invested $3 million in Haley Industries Ltd, Haley ON, for a R&D project to develop light alloy casting for the aerospace sector. Haley will collaborate on the project with Pratt and Whitney Canada, Longueuil PQ and Gudgeon Brothers Ltd, London ON. They will investigate new pouring techniques and molten metal…

TPC funds COM DEV and Indal R&D projects

Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) has made modest investments in two established aerospace and defence firms to advance technology development already underway. COM DEV Ltd has received $2.5 million to accelerate development of its proprietary high frequency surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter technology that enables telecommunications firms to process signals acoustically instead of digitally. The Cambridge…

TPC invests in Guigné and MD Robotics

Technology Partnerships Canada has announced two new investments of $4.9 million and $3.9 million respectively in R&D projects being undertaken by Guigné Inc, St John’s NF and MD Robotics, Brampton ON. The investment in Guigné will assist the firm in enhancing its multi-beam sonar technology for use in military, paramilitary, environmental and fishery applications. Guigné…