Leveraging scientific and high-tech expertise while supporting jobs and growth
May 29, 2015 - Cambridge, Ontario - Canadian Space Agency
The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario), is pleased to announce that 21 high-tech companies received research and development (R&D) funding via the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Space Technology Development Program (STDP).
The wide range of innovative projects to be developed by emerging companies as well as large established space industry leaders demonstrates how space technology drives jobs and growth in Canada's dynamic economy.
Minister of State Goodyear made the announcement at COM DEV International Ltd.'s Cambridge, Ontario facility. COM DEV is receiving funding to complete seven projects, including new operating systems for COM DEV products, advanced photo detection and image processing technologies, including work with aluminum additive technologies.
By leveraging R&D activities and increasing innovative products for commercialization in the space sector, the STDP supports two core principles of Canada's Space Policy Framework: "Positioning the Private Sector at the Forefront of Space Activities" and "Excellence in Key Capabilities." The Framework is the government's approach to Canada's future in space to ensure continued commitment to exploration, commercialization and development.
Canadian Space Agency
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