Organization: Precarn Inc

Precarn funds 14 start-ups through T-GAP program

Precarn Inc has awarded $2.1 million in funding for 14 collaborative R&D projects related to the digital economy. The 14 start-up companies receiving funds through Precarn’s T-GAP Program have assembled 17 other firms that will serve as end-users as well as 14 academic research partners. The projects span a wide range of intelligent systems and…

Precarn to manage six Alberta projects

Six intelligent systems projects in Alberta have received $2.8 million from Precarn Inc, Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology and Western Economic Diversification Canada. The awards will see Precarn open its first satellite office to manage the projects under the leadership of Peggy MacTavish, VP for western Canada. The Alberta partnership is the latest…

Precarn funds six manufacturing R&D projects

Precarn Inc is investing $2.5 million in six projects aimed at injecting intelligent systems into manufacturing processes. Of the six projects, DreamWafer Intelligent Rapid Prototyping is led by Gestion TechnoCap, a Montreal-based R&D and engineering firm. A subsidiary of Techno Cap venture capital firm, Gestion-TechnoCap is the parent firm of DreamWafer, a university spin-off that…

Precarn funds intelligent systems R&D projects

Precarn Inc has announced $668,000 in funding for 12 R&D projects aimed at getting intelligent systems products to market faster. As part of its iT-GAP program, the Precarn funding leverages more than $1.2 million from project partners Chosen from 52 proposals, the projects cover a wide range of technologies from physiology monitors that can be…

Precarn launches $500,000 T-Gap fund

Precarn Inc has allocated $500,000 towards a new fund that addresses the early-stage funding gap for small companies. The Technology T-Gap Assistance Program is aimed at very small firms requiring up to $60,000 to undertake activities such as engineering prototypes, refining designs, scale-ups, product-specific market research, field studies and technical and market assessments. Proposals can…

Precarn heads Alberta fund for technology development

Precarn Inc is partnering with the Alberta and federal governments to launch a $3-million program for the development or implementation of intelligent systems technologies by Alberta-based companies. The program with be jointly funded by Precarn, Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education and Western Economic Diversification Canada. FMI: mactavish@precarn.ca….

Precarn launches automotive, cleantech fund

Precarn Inc has launched a $2.1-million fund to encourage Canadian firms to apply intelligent systems in the manufacturing (especially automotive parts) and environmental sectors. A request for proposals has been issued and up to $700,000 in non-repayable grants is available per project. Precarn funding cannot exceed 40% of allowable project costs. The deadline for submissions…

Precan-auto parts program makes first project awards

A new collaborative fund from Precarn Inc and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) has resulted in the first three awards for R&D projects designed to generate prototype development for the auto parts industry. Precarn is contributing $1.5 million through the Collaborative Auto R&D Program for projects worth $3.5 million. Matching funds are provided by…

Precarn to manage auto supply R&D projects

Precarn Inc is putting its expertise in collaborative R&D project management to work via a new joint program with the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA). Precarn is contributing $3 million towards the partnership, aimed at increasing the number of technology-based supply-chain collaborations. It will be responsible for project administration and funding for projects focused on…

York Univ and Precarn launch ICAST network

York Univ and Precarn Inc are backing the formation of a multi-sectoral network of researchers and companies to develop new medical devices for the elderly and disabled. The Intelligent Computational Assistive Science and Technology (ICAST) network is aimed at improving the alignment between university researchers and the needs of businesses, fostering collaboration between scientists, engineers,…