Organization: Hewlett-Packard

Wavefront signs agreements with Deutsche Telekom & HP

Vancouver-based Wavefront has entered a long-term agreement with Deutsche Telekom which will see the German telecommunications giant provide access to its machine-to-machine (M2M) resources for use by small and early-stage wireless firms seeking to accelerate their product and services into the marketplace. Wavefront – a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research – recently opened…

VeriFone founder donates $2 million to York Univ

York Univ alumnus Douglas Bergeron and his wife Sandra have donated $2 million to his alma mater to establish the Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science & Technology (BEST) program. The program will be used to support entrepreneurial programs in S&T, engineering and mathematics, and teach business experience to aspiring student-entrepreneurs. A veteran technology executive, Bergeron founded…

UOIT receives major in-kind automotive investment

The Univ of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has received a major infusion of in-kind investment to support its new General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre of Excellence. The contribution was made by the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE), a corporate alliance that includes General Motors, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens PLC Software…

SAIT Polytechnic establishes RFID research chair

SAIT Polytechnic (formerly the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) has teamed with Hewlett Packard and Cicso to fund an applied research chair in radio frequency identification (RFID) applications development. The inaugural chairholder is Glen Kathler, a veteran of the telecommunications industry and a SAIT employee since 1997. He will work with the recently opened RFID…

Alberta signs multifaceted MOU with Hewlett-Packard

Alberta’s annual technology mission to California has produced an MOU with Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto CA, covering three potential research projects worth more than $8 million. The agreement builds upon preliminary discussions held with H-P during the 2005 mission (R$, February 7/05). The proposed projects include: a new data research facility at the Univ of Calgary…

Montreal telecom institute launches R&D consortium

The Montreal-based International Institute of Telecommunications (IIT) has launched a pre-competitive R&D consortium with a target of $50 million over five years. A who’s who of telecom companies have pledged an initial $27 million in the first year, including Nortel Networks Corp, Bell Canada, Ericsson Communications Canada, Hewlett-Packard, EXFO, Rogers Wireless and Microcell Telecommunications Inc.…