Organization: Technology Partnerships Canada

Vistar launches wireless tracking R&D project

Vistar Telecommunications Inc has launched a $17.5-million R&D project to develop next-generation satellite-based technology for wireless asset tracking in the marine, trucking and automotive industries. The project — assisted with $5.25 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) — will allow for wide-area tracking through integrated global positioning systems and increased two-way messaging capability. The system…

TPC invests in 3-D visualization software

i3Dimensions Inc (i3D) of Vancouver has received $7 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) to undertake a $24-million R&D project to expand its interactive, three-dimensional visualization technology. The project will allow i3D to modify its NGRAIN technology to meet the requirements of industry sectors such as education, manufacturing, aerospace, defence, medicine and entertainment. The privately…

PyroGenesis to develop new defence technology

PyroGenesis Inc has received $5.6 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) to help fund a $14-million project to develop, fabricate and demonstrate new technology for the aerospace and defence sectors. The Montreal-based firm will develop its novel vacuum plasma spray forming (VPSF) manufacturing process for producing components at a lower cost. The project marks the…

WTO rules against Canada in aircraft dispute

An arbitration panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favour of Brazil in its dispute with Canada over the financing of aircraft. The panel ruled that Brazil can impose countermeasures worth $385 million against Canada, down considerably from the $5.2 billion that Brazil was originally seeking. The two countries have been battling…

CAE snares funds to develop new simulation system

CAE Inc has received $39 million in assistance from Technology Partnerships Canada launch a $130-million project to develop new simulation architecture for military aircraft training. The new system will allow multiple crews and multiple training devices to be connected over long distances through secure Internet or intranet links.The Montreal-based firm will undertake two distinct projects:…

TPC invests in Thales avionics R&D project

Thales Avionics Inc (formerly Sextant Avionics Canada) has received a $9.9-million investment from Technology Partnerships Canada for an R&D project to adapt flight control, navigation and vision systems for smaller regional and business aircraft. The project is part of a world product mandate Thales received from its European parent for avionics related to business and…

Shire boosts Laval facility with new research centre

Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc is investing $28 million in a new global vaccine research centre at its Laval PQ facility (formerly BioChem Pharma). The $28-million investment includes a $5-million contribution from Technology Partnerships Canada, which has not yet been publicly confirmed….

Lockheed detection system receives TPC support

Lockheed Martin Canada Inc, Ottawa, has received $4.6 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) to update sonar detection technology originally developed for the British Navy. The R&D project involves wideband sonar techniques to reduce backscattered energy from the seabed and sea surface….

Redline nabs $4.6 million in TPC funding

Redline Communications Inc has received an investment of $4.6 million from Technology Partnerships Canada to develop two wireless broadband access systems to operate on the newly allocated Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure frequency bands. The R&D project will see the creation of a high-power, point-to-point wireless ethernet bridge and a point-to-multipoint system. The systems are based…

TPC invests $6.4 millionin Intrinsyc Software

Intrinsyc Software Inc has received $6.37 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) to develop hardware and software embedded solutions for enterprise networks and software-based communication technologies. The TPC funding is aimed at making the Vancouver-based firm a national leader in enterprise networking systems. Potential applications and clients include industrial and building automation, security and surveillance,…