FedDev Ontario Supports Cutting-edge Technology for First Responders
$615,000 contribution helps Ottawa tech start-up scale up and create 15 jobs
January 28, 2019 — Ottawa, Ontario
Today, Anita Vandenbeld, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West—Nepean, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced FedDev Ontario funding of $615,000 for Advance Property eXposure Canada Inc. (APX) to further commercialize its SmartCaptureTM and SmartviewTM software, which immediately shows first responders building layouts and floor plans on smartphones and tablets when dispatched to emergencies.
Through this project, APX will create up to 15 full-time, skilled jobs in southern Ontario.
FedDev Ontario support allows APX to better equip municipalities with innovative technology to collect data on buildings and deliver critical information within seconds to field personnel. As a result, Canada’s first responders can provide effective, safe and timely responses in emergency situations.
“Support from FedDev Ontario is great news for Ottawa’s APX, as it allows this innovative tech company to scale-up activities to compete as an early leader and capture market share in North America. It is investments like this one that help to position Canada as a global innovation leader, while ensuring the safety of Canadians is made a top priority now and in the future.”
— Anita Vandenbeld, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West—Nepean
“I am pleased to congratulate APX on its cutting-edge technology that allows municipalities to collect data on buildings and deliver critical information effectively and efficiently to first responders in the field. This project aligns with the Government of Canada’s plan to make our country a leader in innovation and create well-paying jobs from coast to coast to coast, while most importantly keeping first responders and the public safe.”
— The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario
“APX is excited to receive this financial support from FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada. The endorsement of our vision allows APX to accelerate growth in North America, which will help create meaningful jobs for Canada while improving public safety through our innovative, advanced mobile technology solutions.”
— Paul Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Advance Property eXposure Canada Inc.
Established in 2013, Advance Property eXposure Canada Inc. (APX) is an Ottawa-based software company that develops mobile technology solutions to address Smart City infrastructure needs.
APX SmartCaptureTM enables first responders to collect data from existing floorplans quickly using mobile technology that can reduce data collection time from seven to 14 hours per building down to 30 to 60 minutes per building. APX SmartViewTM then allows the APX SmartCaptureTM data to be distributed to emergency services personnel in other branches or stations within seconds of a call, sharing critical building information for more effective, safe and timely responses on site.
FedDev Ontario’s repayable contribution of $615,000 will leverage more than $1.2 million in investments from members of the Capital Angel Network and Ontario Centres of Excellence.
FedDev Ontario is now accepting new projects, using a single application form, through three simplified funding streams that have been designed to meet the needs of innovators and job creators. For more information, visit www.FedDevOntario.gc.ca.
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