FedDev Ontario Awards $615k for First Responder Mobile Technology
Based in Ottawa, ON, Advance Property eXposure Canada Inc. (APX) is a software company that develops mobile technology solutions to address infrastructure requirements in cities. Their CityScape Pre-Incident Planning Software is a mobile solution that creates real-time, easy-to-use interactive pre-incident plans and fire inspections for personnel in emergency services, helping to reduce the risk to first responders and communities. APX has received funding to further commercialize the CityScape first responder technology.
Advance Property eXposure Canada Inc. has received a $615,000 repayable contribution from FedDev Ontario.
FedDev Ontario delivers programming in southern Ontario to help companies grow, cultivate partnerships, and build stronger communities, and also offers personalized support to ambitious and established entrepreneurs and businesses. Business expansion funding will allow APX to further expand throughout North America, enhance the safety of the public through advanced mobile technology solutions, and create good jobs.
First Responders Mobile Technology Solution Receives $615k
The CityScape Suite contains four applications: SmartCapture, SmartView, Smart Trainer, and SmartInspect. These programs reduce the risk for responders and their communities by generating image-rich, shareable, and interactive building and onsite data records.
FedDev Ontario has provided an investment of $615k to further commercialize the SmartCapture and SmartView software applications, which can immediately show first responders building layouts and floor plans on smartphones and tablets.
Funding for the mobile technology solutions will allow APX to provide municipalities with more innovative technology to collect information on buildings and distribute the necessary data within seconds. It will also support APX in its efforts to scale-up and compete as an industry leader in North America.
The software development project will also create up to 15 full-time jobs in southern Ontario.
FedDev Ontario Business Expansion Funding
The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) delivers programs and services to support economic growth and innovation in southern Ontario and helps new entrepreneurs become investment-ready through seed financing and skills development.
FedDev Ontario is accepting applications under its three streams of funding that support opportunities for job creators, innovators, and communities to grow. These are the Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP), Regional Innovation Ecosystem (RIE), and Community Economic Development and Diversification programs.
The Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program supports businesses as they adopt technologies that have a substantial impact on productivity.
Businesses may receive a repayable contribution (no-interest loan) of up to 35% of eligible project expenses to a maximum $10 million.
Some of the initiatives funded under the Business Scale-up and Productivity program include:
- Commercializing/producing new innovative products, processes, or services;
- Customer and market development, expansion, or diversification; and
- Late-stage technology development to support new markets.
Canadian businesses interested in learning about additional funding programs that support efforts to scale-up, please download Mentor Works’ Canadian Business Funding Guide.