MDA LaunchPad: Technology Development Collaboration Opportunity

MDA LaunchPad: Technology Development Collaboration Opportunity

MDA LaunchPad is an exciting new research and development program for Canadian technology developers. It enables small and medium-sized businesses to partner with MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, to work collaboratively on projects that build and grow Canada’s space and defence industry. MDA LaunchPad seeks a wide range of research and development partnerships that lead…

$13M in Innovation Funding for the Canadian Aerospace Industry

$13M in Innovation Funding for the Canadian Aerospace Industry

NorthStar Earth & Space Inc., based out of Montreal, Quebec, is a software analytics company serving the forestry, agriculture, urban planning, energy and natural resources, environment and water, and space object tracking sectors. The company has developed NorthStar, which is a global environment information platform transforming traditional Earth observation into Earth information and intelligence. NorthStar…

Sky’s the Limit Challenge: Win up to $5M for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Sky’s the Limit Challenge: Win up to $5M for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Canada is actively transitioning to a low-carbon economy, and accelerating the accessibility and affordability of sustainable aviation fuel is an important factor in this mission. While other methods of transportation are moving to alternate energy sources sources (e.g. electric vehicles), aircrafts still require liquid fuels. The aviation industry has a goal of carbon neutral growth…

Strategic Innovation Fund: $7.2 Million for exactEarth

Strategic Innovation Fund: $7.2 Million for exactEarth

exactEarth is a Satellite Automatic Identification Systems (S-AIS) technology developer that collects and transmits global maritime vessel data. Since 2009, the Cambridge, Ontario-based company has been a top innovator of AIS vessel tracking systems and now captures significantly more data than any other space-based AIS system. With global customers ranging from national governments to coast…

Soaring to New Heights: Ontario Aerospace Industry Strengths and Challenges

Soaring to New Heights: Ontario Aerospace Industry Strengths and Challenges

For a several years, Ontario’s aerospace and aviation sector has experienced continuous growth despite emerging industry barriers, such as access to skilled labour. The province is home to some of the most prestigious aerospace companies; currently, the majority of the top 25 Canadian aerospace businesses are located in Ontario. The industry’s outlook is promising, however,…

Canadian Aerospace Manufacturing: Be Prepared for these Top Trends

Canadian Aerospace Manufacturing: Be Prepared for these Top Trends

Canada’s aerospace industry has been strong for decades, but new trends are transforming the industry and requiring aerospace manufacturers to be more proactive in their approach to growth. In 2015, Canada’s aerospace industry generated nearly $30 billion in revenues, of which 70% came from manufacturing – this marks an 11% increase between 2010 and 2015….