Helping innovative companies in British Columbia grow and compete

Backgrounder

November 13, 2018 – Vancouver, British Colombia – Western Economic Diversification Canada

The Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative is a federal initiative that offers repayable contributions to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada 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.

Today's announcement is for 17 WINN projects in British Columbia.

Organization Project Description Location Funding
Acuva Technologies Inc Commercialize UV-LED drinking water purification systems Vancouver, BC
$2,100,000
Aspect Biosystems Ltd. Commercialize an innovative 3D bio printing platform Vancouver, BC $2,717,694
Ayogo Health Inc. Commercialize artificial intelligence-enhanced software to improve adherence to therapy Vancouver, BC
$1,730,740
Biba Ventures Inc. Develop an app for mapping playground ecosystems Vancouver, BC
$400,000
BQE Water Inc. Commercialize selenium removal technology in the resource sector Vancouver, BC
$412,500
Empower Operations Corp. Commercialize intelligent design optimization software for SME manufacturers Surrey, BC
$500,000
Clean Seed Agricultural Technologies Ltd. Develop and commercialize a hybridplanter/seeder Burnaby, BC
$508,000
Etalim Inc. Commercialize Thermal Acoustic Converter (TAC) technology Vancouver, BC $3,314,500
Ethelo Decisions Inc. Commercialize a collaborative decision-making SaaS platform Vancouver, BC
$215,000
good natured Products (CAD) Inc. Develop non-toxic high-heat microwave and dishwasher-safe bioplastic food containers Vancouver, BC
$850,000
Hyas Infosec Inc. Commercialize a cybersecurity monitoring system and dashboard Nanaimo, BC
$475,000
Led Smart Inc. Commercialize LED light fixtures for naval vessels Surrey, BC
$800,000
PHEMI Systems Corporation Commercialize software to bring privacy, security and governance to big data Vancouver, BC
$1,004,000
Precision Nanosystems Inc. Accelerate commercialization of a GMP microfluidics system for nanomedicine manufacture Vancouver, BC $1,002,053
Tasktop Technologies Incorporated Commercialize enhancements to the Tasktop Integration Hub Vancouver, BC
$1,353,750
wtfast (AAA Internet Publishing Inc.) Commercialize Internet acceleration software for online gaming and telecom networks Kelowna, BC
$1,489,574
Ziva Dynamics Inc. Commercialize the Ziva Character Platform Vancouver, BC
$900,000
TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING $19,772,811

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Ben Stanford
Regional Communications Manager
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Mobile: 604-365-8050
ben.stanford@canada.ca

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