Helping innovative companies in British Columbia grow and compete


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
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
Biba Ventures Inc. Develop an app for mapping playground ecosystems Vancouver, BC
BQE Water Inc. Commercialize selenium removal technology in the resource sector Vancouver, BC
Empower Operations Corp. Commercialize intelligent design optimization software for SME manufacturers Surrey, BC
Clean Seed Agricultural Technologies Ltd. Develop and commercialize a hybridplanter/seeder Burnaby, BC
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
good natured Products (CAD) Inc. Develop non-toxic high-heat microwave and dishwasher-safe bioplastic food containers Vancouver, BC
Hyas Infosec Inc. Commercialize a cybersecurity monitoring system and dashboard Nanaimo, BC
Led Smart Inc. Commercialize LED light fixtures for naval vessels Surrey, BC
PHEMI Systems Corporation Commercialize software to bring privacy, security and governance to big data Vancouver, BC
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
wtfast (AAA Internet Publishing Inc.) Commercialize Internet acceleration software for online gaming and telecom networks Kelowna, BC
Ziva Dynamics Inc. Commercialize the Ziva Character Platform Vancouver, BC

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Ben Stanford
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Western Economic Diversification Canada
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