Organization: Technology Partnerships Canada

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…

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…