NRC-IRAP and Wavefront Accelerate the Innovation and Commercialization of Ontario-Based Wireless SMEs

November 28, 2012 (Ottawa, Ontario) – With support from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), Wavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, has established a program that subsidizes access to wireless expertise and services that help accelerate the growth and commercialization of Ontario-based SMEs who are developing wireless products or services, including applications.

The Wavefront Acceleration Program with NRC-IRAP allows SMEs to access an array of fundamental services including business advisory support from experienced wireless industry professionals, state of the art wireless product development and testing infrastructure, international market linkages, and wireless training programs and events.

Under the Wavefront Acceleration Program with NRC-IRAP, Ottawa based Flick Software was able to gain access to the funding, support and capabilities needed to create a complete mobile web solution for their clients.

“We were extremely impressed with Wavefront’s extensive partner network and their understanding of our unique needs. Wavefront was quickly able to engage the right expertise that helped to validate and accelerate the market readiness of our mobile web integration,” said Jason Flick, CEO, Flick Software.

Hélène Joncas, Vice President of Wavefront’s Eastern Region, adds, “Thanks to the NRC-IRAP, Wavefront has been able to subsidize fundamental services that are catalysts in accelerating the commercialization of small wireless companies across Ontario. As we have seen with Flick Software, this is already resulting in impressive growth.”

For more information about the Wavefront Acceleration Program with NRC-IRAP and to apply, visit www.wavefront.ca/accelerator/wavefront-accelerator-programs/.

 

About Wavefront
Wavefront is Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research (CECR), accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada. Wavefront products and services are available to companies looking to leverage mobile technology. They include a comprehensive suite of accelerated commercialization and mentorship programs, international market linkages, state of the art wireless product development and testing infrastructure, and wireless training programs and events. Wavefront has locations in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. For more information and to join the Wavefront Community visit www.wavefront.ca/accelerator.

For media inquiries please contact:
Allison Johnson
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For Wavefront Acceleration Program inquiries please contact:
Nathan Robinson
416.571.3083
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