Government of Canada supports Newfoundland and Labrador firm through Build in Canada Innovation Program
(8 months ago)
ST. JOHN'S, NL: The Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy, strengthening the middle class and helping those working hard to join it.
Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, the Government of Canada is investing in Canadian innovations to create inclusive and sustainable economic growth for communities across Canada.
Today, Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament for St. John's East, on behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced that the Government of Canada is investing in a virtual technology device for ships that will assist in training deck crews in ice management techniques.
Virtual Marine Technology Inc. received a $559,447 contract for its embedded ice management simulator. This innovation simulates real-time ice management activities, including forecasting sea ice and icebergs, evaluating the threat of ice, and strategically breaking or moving ice. It is being tested by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
This investment was made through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, which helps Canadian innovators land their first sale and have their innovations tested by the Government of Canada. This program is just one of the many ways the Government of Canada supports innovation and small and medium-sized businesses across Canada.