16 companies share $750,000 innovation funding

Seneca College is getting up to a $750,000 contribution from the Federal Economic Development Agency to help 16 Southern Ontario businesses innovate.

August 30, 2011   by PLANT STAFF

MARKHAM, Ont.: Seneca College is getting up to a $750,000 contribution from the Federal Economic Development Agency to spread around among 16 Southern Ontario businesses to help them innovate.

The small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will work with researchers at Seneca College to develop new technologies, conduct research and bring ideas to market.

The funding comes from FedDev Ontario’s Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative.

The following companies will be collaborating with Seneca College:

Air Molded Plastics in Richmond Hill, a manufacturer of extrusion blow moulded products, analyse structure, flow and heat transfer using simulation software to develop a prototype scaled solar panel and a connector for pool and domestic water preheating.

Argonault Corp. in Toronto, currently engineering a multifunctional Power Wheel Chair for the mobility challenged, is working on a tracking system.

Jana Laboratories Inc. in Aurora, a specialist in plastic piping systems, is working on a to proof of concept for a new pipeline technology.

Heaven Fresh Canada Inc., a Toronto-based supplier of portable air ionizers and purifiers, is developing a digital CAD model air purifier that houses the company’s nano-technology filter.

RND Ltd., a London start up, is developing the first prototype of its Workbike.

Siamons International – Planet People in Toronto, a manufacturer of high performance cleaners made from 100% non-toxic and ecologically sustainable ingredients, is redesigning packaging to reduce the manufacturing costs of one of its IQ brand, a household cleaner with refill concentrate cartridges that reduce plastic and landfill use by 80%.

International Club Network Ltd., a Toronto-based alliance independent private and daily fee clubs, is developing a marketing automation and business intelligence software platform.

Bronskill & Co. Inc., a Toronto-based event-planning firm, is building a multiplatform educational game, based on the fundamental principles of Mendelian genetics.

Blindside Networks Inc., an Ottawa-based company that provides commercial support for BigBlueButton, an open source web conferencing system will develop a prototype of mobile software to support interactive education collaboration with teachers and students.

Toronto-based Bespoke I/O, which customizes, configures and deploys Mozilla’s Firefox web browser for large-scale professional environments, is developing a Blackberry application that will provide mobile corporate users access to their bookmarks, desktop browser and web-based information.

Unis Lumin, an Oakville information technology company, will design and build an e-learning module for enhanced technology adoption.

NexJ Systems, a Toronto-based provider of enterprise private cloud software for customer relationship management, is designing and building adapters for its Express server to broaden platform support.

Williams McGuire AML Inc., a Markham-based financial risk management firm, will develop a descriptive and predictive database for financial institutions as a crime prevention tool. This project will include the establishment of a predictive and dynamic model for financial crime prevention, detection and deterrence.

P. Shore & Associates Inc., a publisher educational books and multi-media materials in Toronto, will develop a prototype financial planning model and program for employees of governments and mid-large sized companies.

Markham-based Tertec Enterprises Inc., a real-time systems design house, will run a pilot to determine the practicality of seniors using its Mon Ami support system.

Nedlaw Living Walls Inc. in Breslau will determine if biofiltration living walls are an effective alternative in the residential market.

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