Meet and collaborate with Canadian companies


06-11-2018

Canadian companies visiting Cambridge later this month - as part of a cross-European matchmaking mission to find collaborative partners - would like to hear from potential industrial partners from several sectors.

Thirteen innovative Canadian SMEs from Alberta will participate in the symposium on Wednesday 28th November to meet potential R&D partners based in the UK. The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR), as well as Innovate UK, will present the funding programmes available for UK and Albertan partners to fund the joint technology development projects.

Cambridge Network is helping to arrange the half-day matchmaking symposium, which will be held at the Møller Centre in Cambridge.  It will include presentations on the workings of the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund, presentations on doing business in the various jurisdictions, as well as a keynote speech or presentation on a relevant innovation-related topic. The symposia generally last for half a day (including morning coffee and a networking lunch), after which participants are free to continue with negotiations and discussions with the prospective partners that they have met.

Cambridge Network has detailed profiles of the visiting Canadian companies, which include information about each company and what they are looking for in terms of a collaboration partner. If you would like to explore the possibility of meeting one or more of the companies please get in touch with Louise Rushworth who will send you the relevant company profile(s) and a pro-forma to complete to express your interest in a meeting.

Selected UK companies will then be invited to attend the symposium on November 28th in Cambridge.

The Canadian companies are in the following sector areas and are looking for:

GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY

  • Baseband Technologies Inc. (development of elegant blockchain architecture)
  • BOREAL Laser Inc. (gas sensing applications)
  • MRF Geosystems (building connections with companies in geospatial or related areas)
  • ZeroKey Inc. (build strategic partnerships in three areas of AR/VR technology)

HEALTH & BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Innovative Trauma Care (needs expertise in hemostasis; IP, regulatory clearance and materials manufacturing with regard to a hemostatic product)
  • 48Hour Discovery (companies that have drug discovery related technologies such as protein scaffolds, macrocycle technologies or research institutes conducting trials focussing on precision medicine)
  • Applied Quantum Materials Inc. (wants a joint venture to commercialise next generation products eg Li-ion battery materials, optical displays, lighting products, nanocomposite polymers and nanofabrication facilities using electron beam lithography)
  • H3alth Technologies Inc. (to identify partners that want to participate in collaborative technology demonstration of a non-invasive 3D body imaging solution that enables health professionals to increase quality of care)

RESOURCE & ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

  • Evolution Engineering (looking to find a development partner that can design a 4-pole brushless DC motor)
  • MWDPlanet and Lumen Corp. (looking for a partner would be able to develop a High Temperature MEMS Accelerometer and Magnetometers and deliver a high temperature MEMS 3-axis sensor assembly)

AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS

  • Rational Robotics (looking for a partner with companies that make or heavily use CNC machines in order to create a low cost machine tending robotic system)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • SPLICE Software Inc. (looking for a partner specifically within the wearable technology space. The technology should include the ability to monitor specific health data, including glucose levels, heart rate PLUS inbound audio recording)

About GCCIR:

The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) is a multilateral initiative for the development of German-Canadian, and more broadly European-Canadian, research and business relations. It is based in Edmonton, Alberta and is located in the TEC Edmonton Business Incubator. The Centre provides support for the exchange of information, development of networks, and the establishment and cultivation of collaborative partnerships in academia, business, and industry. In cooperation with the Alberta Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the GCCIR operates the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund, which aims to facilitate and support joint, innovative technology development projects between Albertan and European SMEs.

 

Cambridge Network is a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge, UK. We bring people together - from business and academia - to meet each other and share ideas, encouraging collaboration and partnership for shared success.

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