February 03, 2012
Harper Government Helps To Kick Start Canadian Entrepreneurial Businesses In Ottawa
“Our government is focused on creating conditions to promote jobs and economic growth,” said Minister Ambrose. “That is why we’re committed to supporting Canadian entrepreneurs who help to keep the Canadian economy moving.”
“Supporting Canada’s economy is our number one priority, and today’s announcement is great news for the workers at Biopeak Corporation and Edgewater Computer Systems Inc.,” said Minister O’Connor. “Our Government is putting its support behind their innovation designed right here in Ottawa and Kanata and bringing them one step closer in moving their innovations into domestic and international markets.”
Biopeak Corporation’s innovation, BioFusion Ambulatory Physiology Monitoring (BioFusion-APM), is a wearable wireless physiology status monitor which provides an industry-leading array of real-time health measures for a range of ambulatory applications such as remote tele-health, human performance analysis and life safety in harsh or dangerous environments.
"We are pleased to participate in this program which is an important part of the Government of Canada's economic development strategy. This initiative is critical to the growth and innovation of Canadian technology companies," said Al Bryenton, CEO, Biopeak Corporation.
Edgewater Computer Systems Inc.’s innovation, EHS-PMC5601 E1553 Avionics Network Interface, is a network interface solution that provides a 100-fold increase in the data handling capacity of integrated airborne networks for the rapid and affordable modernization of weapons systems.
“Edgewater is very pleased to have been selected to receive the support of the Government of Canada through the CICP initiative. This program will help us bridge the gap from an ‘innovative solution’ to a ‘broadly deployable product’,” said Duane Anderson, President, Edgewater Computer Systems Inc..
The CICP is a $40-million pilot program launched as part of the Economic Action Plan. Successful companies may see their pre-commercial products and services tested within government operations, and will be given relevant feedback from participating departments.
CICP demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to building the jobs and industries of the future by creating the conditions for continued success of industries that are the foundation of Canada’s prosperity.
In total, 27 innovations from Canadian companies pre-qualified for funding under the CICP’s first round and 36 innovations under the second round.
The CICP is managed by PWGSC’s Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, whose mandate is to improve accessibility to government procurement opportunities for small and medium enterprises. Launched as part of the Government of Canada’s Budget 2010, the CICP is a new initiative to promote Canada’s economic growth.
For the complete list of the successful innovations, please refer to the backgrounder.
For more information, please visit www.buyandsell.gc.ca/innovation or look for upcoming Calls for Proposals on www.merx.com. You can also contact the CICP team by email at email@example.com or via the toll-free line at 1-800-811-1148.