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Western Canadian Tech Firms Score Major Government Funding

VANCOUVER,  BRITISH COLUMBIA - October 10th, 2015

ePACT, an online emergency network, was selected in the second competitive round of the Western Innovation Initiative to receive nearly $1 million in funding.

Launched in 2013, WINN (Western Innovation Initiative)is a five-year initiative providing $100 million in repayable contributions to Western Canada based companies who are developing cutting edge technologies and services.

In 2014, $21 million was awarded to 27 companies across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In this second year, 21 companies were successful applicants, with Vancouver's ePACT being one of seven enterprises in BC. ePACT will receive $920,152 to support expansion of the network across North America.

"WINN once again demonstrates our Government's commitment to protecting jobs and ensuring the Canadian economy remains strong for years to come," said the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification

We are proud to have the Government of Canada recognize ePACT as an innovator, and support our company with WINN,” said Christine Sommers, CEO of ePACT.

ePACT provides services for families to store critical information in case of emergencies online. This information is shared with individuals and organizations who can support or aide them in a crisis..

 

Other companies funded include Cantega Technologies ($1.2 million), IntelliView Technologies ($500,000), and Eight Technologies ($1.4 million).

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Government Funding for Ontario Manufacturing Company PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Canada Medical Devices First-In Investing

Harper Government invests in the GTA's Advanced Manufacturing Sector, creating highly-skilled jobs

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - June 1st, 2015

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) Gary Goodyear of FedDev Ontario, along with the MPs Barry Butt and Stella Ambler, announced a critical investment that will speed up the development and economic commercialization of new, first-in-Canada medical devices to be used by heart physicians during procedures. Baylis Medical, a company that specializes in manufacturing and distributing medical devices, will recieve an amount of $15.2 million in repayable contributions under FedDev Ontario’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund. The Canadian Governments investment will allow Baylis Medical to manufacture and commercial sell three new medical device products lines and improve their in-house manufacturing. Baylis Medicals global competiveness will increase and this will strengthen the Ontario market for medical devices. This project will lead to the creation of transformative products and first-in-Canada technologies, to help the Ontario manufacturing sector for medical devices, create high quality goods, and highly skilled employment to compete in the global market. Quick Facts

  • The manufacturing sector is a major contributor to Canada's economy, employing more than 1.7 million Canadians, of which nearly 750,000 live in Ontario. It also accounts for half of the business R&D in Canada and generated sales of $621.7 billion in 2014, including $286.6 billion in sales for Ontario.
  • Nearly 80,000 manufacturing establishments exist across the country with more than 32,000 manufacturing establishments exist in southern Ontario.
  • The Harper Government has provided 1.4 billion dollars or tax relief to the manufacturing sector and total business tax costs in Canada are now the lowest in the G7.
  • Baylis Medical Company is expected to create 30 research and development jobs and 60 manufacturing jobs at the company's facilities in Mississauga, Ontario. This is in addition to new jobs created through the company's Canadian supply chain.
  • The Government of Canada officially launched the AMF in Ontario to support manufacturers as they work to increase competitiveness, invest in innovation and boost productivity across the province. The AMF is delivered by FedDev Ontario with an allocation of $200 million over five years.

Quotes "I am delighted to be here in Mississauga to announce Baylis Medical as a recipient through the Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Our Government's investment will bolster the life sciences ecosystem in Ontario, strengthen Ontario's manufacturing sector, and create jobs in this region and across Canada. -The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for FedDev Ontario "Baylis Medical stands as an example of true entrepreneurship and innovation, growing from three to over 200 employees dedicated to creating medical devices that help improve patient outcomes and create more efficient and effective health care practices." - Brad Butt, MP for Mississauga-Streetsville "Innovative companies, like Baylis Medical, are taking Ontario's manufacturing sector into the future. The Government of Canada is proud to support Baylis and continues to be committed to investing in trailblazing manufacturers by helping them become more competitive, more productive and by ensuring we keep and create higher quality jobs here in Canada." - Stella Ambler, MP for Mississauga South "FedDev Ontario, through the Advanced Manufacturing Fund, will help Baylis Medical solidify our competitive position in the medical device market for heart procedures. Today's announcement of support from the Government of Canada is not only important for Baylis, it is important for Canada's life-sciences industry, for our manufacturing sector, and for patients who will benefit from more efficient and effective health care practices." - Kris Shah, Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Baylis Medical Company BACKGROUND FedDev Ontario Investment in Baylis Medical Company Through the Advanced Manufacturing Fund (AMF), FedDev Ontario is providing Baylis Medical Company Inc. with a repayable contribution of up to $15.2 million. Baylis Medical is a Canadian-based manufacturer and distributor of medical devices, with its research and development and manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario.The Government of Canada's contribution will match Baylis' investment to accelerate the development and commercialization of the company's new, first-in-Canada medical devices that will be used by doctors during heart procedures. The project will involve three new products or product lines including:

  • Baylis' Advanced Pacemaker Lead Placement Products. This is a system of specialized catheters and guide wires that will aid physicians in gaining left heart access - a task that is challenging with current technology.
  • Epicardial Access Products. Baylis' suite of specialized tools will provide physicians with epicardial access to the heart. This new access method will be used to treat irregular heart rhythms and is considered an innovative and unique solution to gaining controlled access to the heart.
  • Baylis' Hydrophilic Coated Radiofrequency Guidewire will be used in the endovascular treatment of blocked blood vessels. Baylis will be developing a new guidewire along with a coating process that will improve tactile feedback and provide physicians with improved wire tracking.

Funding under the AMF will help the company to commercialize and manufacture these new medical device product lines, improve productivity for in-house manufacturing and it is expected that 30 research and development jobs and 60 manufacturing jobs will be created in Ontario. In addition, the project will enhance Baylis' global competitiveness, while strengthening Ontario's medical device cluster. This is in line with the AMF's objective of investing in transformative projects within sophisticated niche sectors. About Baylis Medical Company Incorporated Founded in 1986, Baylis Medical develops, manufactures and distributes medical devices. Baylis is a world leader in advanced radiofrequency catheters for puncturing cardiac tissue. It is the only manufacturer in Canada of radiofrequency devices for use in interventional cardiology and interventional radiology. Baylis Medical is actively engaged in the emerging medical device cluster in Ontario and collaborates with hospitals and research organizations, including Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the University Health Network, the University of Waterloo and the University of Western Ontario. The company employs close to 200 employees, with sales in more than 30 countries.

 
Aerospace manufacturer receives funding from The Canadian Government PDF  | Print |  E-mail

The (ACOA) Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency is supporting Aerospace manufacturer Bradeans Tool & Die LTD. with a technology investment of around 64 thousand dollars in funding from ACOA.

Amherst, NS, January 21st, 2015

The business development program is to add an enterprise resource planning system, this system will track quality control data and assist the management in making timely informed decisions. Adding this system will eliminate duplicate data entry and improve overall operational efficiency. Bradeans co-owners are saying that they need to do this for the ability to grow the business, eliminate all the paperwork and allow employees to actually track what the costs will be for each job allow users to track delivery times. Efficiency will be improved dramatically.

The company builds built-to specifications products including drop hammer dies, stretched form blocks and injection moulds. By continuing and improving it's infrastructure and processes the company has been able to meet the demanding requirements of the aerospace industry. One of the biggest improvement was to add a five-axis vertical milling center with a robotic arm. This machine produces highly complex parts with intricate shapes that will enable Bradeans to create new types of components with great efficiency. ACOA has provided 223 thousand dollars in repayable contributions to this project to that was valued well over 1 million dollars, the company itself will invest the rest of the money.

Innovation is very critical to support existing industries in Canada and to develop new ones, that's why the Canadian Government is to committed to encourage technology adoption that will increase the productivity, growth and competitiveness of the business. Bradeans has become a local success by focusing on quality and precision. The Canadian government is proud to stand behind them as they continue to grow. The government says to continue to maximize our Atlantic region’s economic success we need smart thinking companies like Bradeans who know where the greatest business growth comes from by pursuing international markets. The success in this competitive manufacturing sector is the company’s ability to fund and implement the best technlogical advancements available.

Bradeans focus, always has been to bring this technology together with a highly motivated and skilled group of employees. This insures that they offer their current and future customers receive the quality and value they deserve. The company owners praise their employees for Bradeans success and will be adding 11 new employees to the team. The owners also said that this dedication has led to partnerships with aerospace leaders such as IMP, BOEING, SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS, BOMBARDIER, BELL HELICOPTER, CESSNA, and SIKORSKY.

The Canadian government says that Bradeans has come along way since being established in 2002. Today it has become one of the industry leaders in Nova Scotia. The company specializied mainly in five-axis machining of tools and parts for the aircraft manufacturing sector.

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Government Business Loan for Seafood Processing Facility PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Governments of Canada and New Brunswick Invest in Knocean Foods Ltd.

Scoudouc, NB, August 13th 2014

Knocean Foods Ltd., a value-added food processing company, announced news today of a combined investment from the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick for equipment purchases for their newly built seafood processing facility, which will result in export sales and the creation of up to 25 new new jobs for the region.

The project involved the construction of a 23,000 square foot processing facility in the Scoudouc Industrial Park and the purchase of production equipment.

The facility is also expected to increase demand for locally sourced seafood especially lobster.

The Government of Canada and New Brunswick both invested $500,000 in the form of repayable loans in this project. New Brunswick also provided a $225,000 payroll rebate over 6 years for the creation and maintenance of 25 positions.

New Brunswick’s fish and seafood sector is a vital component of the province’s social and economic fabric. More than 7,000 New Brunswickers are employed in the province’s fish and seafood industry, which was responsible for an average of 21.3 percent of Canada’s fish and seafood exports to the world between 2010 and 2012.

One in five Canadian jobs is linked to exports, and the Government of Canada recognizes the important role that opening new markets plays in Canada’s long-term prosperity. That is why it has prioritized initiatives such as the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement – so that leading exporters can continue to grow and fuel the region’s prosperity for many years to come.

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Government Small Business Loan for Oyster Farm PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Government Funding for Fish Farming Company

New London, PEI, July 28th 2014

The Government of Canada today announced a combined investment of $205,000 for Raspberry Point Oyster Co.

With this assistance, Raspberry Point Oyster Co. will be purchasing new oyster grading and aquaculture equipment to expand their current operation, improve efficiencies and productivity, and meet growing market demand for their product. With this new technology the company is able to reduce costs and increase trade capabilities in markets such as North America, Europe, and Asia. The Canadian Government is committed to help funding projects that increase Canadian export competitiveness in an increasingly global marketplace.

The Government of Canada provided a repayable contribution of $195,000 to help with the expansion. The Government of Prince Edward Island has invested an additional $10,000 through the Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development’s Aquaculture Technology Program.

In 2013 Raspberry Point Oyster Co. sold over 4.5 million oysters and through this expansion it is expected that the company will increase sales by an additional million oysters.

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