Helping innovative companies in Alberta grow and compete

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November 14, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta – Western Economic Diversification Canada

The Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative is a five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada, in order to help move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace.

WINN promotes the development and diversification of the western Canadian economy by providing financial support to qualified SMEs to help them bring innovative products, processes, and services to market in Western Canada and by stimulating greater private sector investment in western Canadian commercialization activities.


Organization Project Description Location Funding
Aimsio Inc Commercialize a software module that helps companies visualize their field operations resource planning. Calgary, AB $400,276
ATTAbotics Commercialize a robotic warehousing and fulfilment system. Calgary, AB $1,300,000
Enersoft Inc. Commercialize a geo-scientific multi-sensor machine vision unit. Calgary, AB $200,000
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. Commercialize an airborne real-time data tracking and communication device for aircraft. Calgary, AB $2,761,000
Kent Imaging Inc. Introduce new non-invasive imaging technology into the surgical and wound care markets. Calgary, AB $1,129,170
Nanalysis Corp. Develop new compact NMR products and expand the technology platform for global markets. Calgary, AB $2,773,000
PK Sound Corp. Commercialize an advanced robotic loudspeaker. Calgary, AB $450,000
QuirkLogic Inc. and Quirklogic USA, Inc. and I2X Technologies Inc. Commercialize an innovative digital writing solution. Calgary, AB $1,500,000
Recover Energy Services Inc. Commercialize a process to recover and reuse oil base drilling fluids. Calgary, AB $3,500,000
Userful Corporation Commercialize new video wall and visual networking software. Calgary, AB $950,000
Veerum Inc. Commercialize an online platform that optimizes capital project delivery. Calgary, AB $1,500,000
Carbon Credit Solutions Inc. Develop next generation software platform to measure, report, and verify greenhouse gas. Airdrie, AB $1,107,441
DevFacto Technologies Develop a mobile application-based communication system for workplace collaboration. Edmonton, AB $1,000,000
instaMek Solutions Inc. Commercialize a fleet maintenance management platform and related services. Edmonton, AB $250,417
Intelligent Imaging Systems Commercialize a weigh station bypass technology in a new market. Edmonton, AB $1,500,000
Lumican Corporation Develop manufacturing capability to commercialize an amber-coloured LED streetlight. Edmonton, AB $500,000
TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING $20,821,304

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Narmin Hassam-Clark
A/Regional Communications Manager
Western Economic Diversification Canada
780-495-4165
narmin.hassam-clark@canada.ca

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