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Archived - Harper Government Invests in Innovative Projects Across Atlantic Canada through the Atlantic Innovation Fund
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Chris Mathis, President and CEO
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