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Archived - Harper Government Invests in Innovative Projects Across Atlantic Canada through the Atlantic Innovation Fund

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Projects selected for AIF investment in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward include the following. Newfoundland and Labrador projects will be announced in the near future.

Nova Scotia

Capital District Health Authority (CDHA)
AIF funding will allow the Capital District Health Authority to develop push-button MRI diagnostics to ultimately improve diagnostic capabilities and aid in clinical decision making to improve patient outcomes. 
AIF Amount: $2,959,855

Dr. Patrick McGrath, VP of Research and Innovation

ABK Biomedical Incorporated
ABK Biomedical’s project will focus on the development and commercialization of new biomaterials that will simplify and enhance the delivery of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for patients.
AIF Amount: $2,140,000

Dr. Daniel Boyd, Chief Scientific Officer

Dalhousie University
This project will help to improve the performance of underwater sensors and instrumentation by developing an innovative acoustic wireless modem that performs complex signal processing.
AIF Amount: $2,321,299

Stephen Hartlen, Assistant Vice President & Executive Director
Industry Liaison and Innovation

Metamaterial Technologies Inc.
With AIF funding, Metamaterial Technologies Inc’s project will develop and commercialize a thin, transparent film that can be applied to the windscreens of airplanes in order to protect against cockpit laser illuminations.
AIF Amount: $3,000,000

Dr. George Palikaras, President and CEO

New Brunswick

Forest Protection Ltd.
AIF funding will allow Forest Protection Limited to develop new products and techniques to intervene early in spruce budworm outbreaks in order to mitigate pest-related impacts on forest integrity, timber supply, and industry productivity.
AIF Amount:  $10,000,000

Contact :          
Dave Davies, Managing Director

Enovex Technology Limited
Through this project, Enovex Technology Ltd. will develop an adsorbent material that produces nitrogen at lower costs compared to existing products in the industrial gas market.
AIF Amount: $2,319,554

Scott Walton, Chief Executive Officer

Prince Edward Island

iWave will develop and commercialize a new software solution designed to provide an efficient and effective tool for prospecting and fundraising initiatives undertaken by non-profit organizations.
AIF Amount: $1,994,624

Gerry Lawless, President and CEO


Springboard Atlantic
With AIF funding, Springboard will continue its focus on programs and activities that help accelerate academic innovation, push technologies to market and attract industry demand for university research.
AIF Amount: $8,500,000

Contact :
Chris Mathis, President and CEO

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