Tag : Research & Development

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

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What are Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)?

Businesses conducting product development and commercialization activities often refer to a nine-point Technical Readiness Level (TRL) scale. This scale helps categorize development stages which is helpful to define project scope, progress, timelines, and resource requirements.
The TRL scale is a critical project management tool that helps businesses keep track of activities

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How to Mitigate the Risk of Export Expansion Projects

For many businesses, entering a new market is a risky, time consuming, costly, and stressful endeavor. While businesses that already export can benefit from previous experience, existing processes, and internal know-how when entering a new market, there are still many risks in export expansion.
Risk is amplified for businesses entering their

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How to Qualify for the Canadian International Innovation Program

The Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) is a research and development funding program that incentivizes global commercialization partnerships. Through the program, Canadian businesses can find international innovators to help further develop and commercialize technologies. Funding offsets a portion of eligible costs associated with technology adaptation, validation, and co-development projects.
CIIP research and

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Ontario Business Events to Attend in November 2018

Small business events provide opportunities for business professionals to grow, network, and stay competitive. Not only are they exceptional learning forums where one can hear industry leaders speak, but they also enable attendees to network with peers, connect to customers, learn about competitors, and spark innovation.
This November, consider attending a

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Innovative Solutions Canada: New R&D Challenges Announced

Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) is an initiative that seeks technology-based solutions to federal government challenges. Through the program, companies can receive grant funding to research and develop solutions that overcome these challenges, therefore helping the Canadian government to function better. The Government of Canada can even purchase your innovation for

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