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TRTech's 30 Years of Innovation Excellence Comes to a Close (TRTech, June 2, 2016). After nearly 30 years, TRTech (formerly TRLabs, 1986-2012) is ceasing operations as a pan-prairie information and communication technology (ICT) innovation organization effective May 31, 2016.

CANADA - SPAIN 2nd Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects

According to the cooperation agreement between the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology of Spain (CDTI), the R&D joint activities between both entities will be performed under the rules and procedures of the multilateral initiative EUREKA, where both countries are members.

Within this framework, participants from both countries are invited to submit joint project proposals for collaborative industry-led R&D projects aimed at creating new products, processes and services for civilian applications.

Phase 1: Expression of Interest will be accepted immediately and up to and including October 16, 2015.
Phase 2: EUREKA Project Applications will be accepted following and approved EOI up to and including November 30, 2015.

This call welcomes applications in all technological areas. However, special priority will be given to proposals of the following domains:

  • Ocean Research
  • Life Sciences
  • ICT to Health
  • Mining Technology
  • Nanomaterials

The Canadian partner should be a SME entity (under the Canadian definition) which may be on technologically and scientifically assisted by a non-industrial entity (eg: university research institute etc). The Spanish and Canadian partners must express their will to cooperate, on an equal basis, to the development of a new product, industrial process or service. The product, process or service must be innovative and there must be a technological risk involved. The project must be equally significant for both participants. Please contact us for more information.

Alberta Exhibitors at the International ICT Expo 2015
Alberta will be represented at the ICT Expo April 13-16, 2015, in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s leading trade events for information and communications technology. The 2014 ICT Expo featured 605 exhibitors and attracted over 31,000 visitors, with 85% of visitors from the fast growing Asian and emerging markets.

Alberta Exhibitors at Mobile World Congress 2015

New Round of Application for the Outbound Soft Landing Program for Canadian ICT Companies to access global markets, Nov 10-26, 2014 – Canadian Digital Media Network
The CDMN Outbound Soft Landing program helps Canadian companies discover and reach new markets. Qualified, mature startups and small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) take residence in a partnered facility that offer the regional support required to help grow their business.

Successful candidates of the Outbound Soft Landing program will receive up to $4,000CDN in reimbursable expenses to help offset travel and hotel stay costs. Companies landing at partnered business accelerators will also have the costs associated with their desk space and services covered by CDMN for up to three months. Both the location and the specific landing facility are always determined by the startup and SME, based on market pull and the needs that the company is seeking to fulfill in that economy.

The CDMN Outbound Soft Landing program helps Canadian companies discover and reach new markets. Qualified, mature startups and small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) take residence in a partnered facility that offer the regional support required to help grow their business. The Outbound Soft Landing program is made possible through the financial support of TD Bank Group and the Government of Canada.

Enterprise Canada Network
(September 2014) International business opportunities abound on new CME site for all industry sectors Enterprise Canada Network designed to connect Canadian companies with international business opportunities. Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), in partnership with Export Development Canada (EDC), has launched a website designed to connect Canadian companies with international partners seeking matching products and services. The Enterprise Canada Network is geared towards small- to medium-sized companies, which often face challenges trying to find time to develop business opportunities and not knowing where to look for them. The network will allow businesses and researchers in Canada to search for a business or technology partner amongst the more than 30,000 opportunity profiles posted through the European Commission’s Enterprise Europe Network.

Changes to Industry Canada's Antenna Tower Siting Policy (Government of Canada, February 5, 2014). The Honourable James Moore, Ministry of Industry for the Government of Canada delivers a speech about changes to the Antenna Tower Siting Policy.  

Canada based Atco I-Tek offer Maximo performance solutions through Reflective Partnership (Market Press Release, January 10, 2014).  Reflective Solutions, a leading supplier of monitoring solutions, known for the Maximo Solutions software, have formed a partnership with Atco I-Tek, a company based in Canada.

Statement by the Honourable James Moore on the 700 MHz Wireless Spectrum Auction (Government of Canada, September 23, 2013).

ASEAN ICT Opportunities Sector Report The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service has published a report on opportunities in the ICT sector in the ASEAN Region.

Mexico ICT Market Update: 1Q13 Results & Opportunities The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service has published a report on results and opportunities in the ICT Sector in Mexico.