Wavefront connects Canadian companies with Smart Cities opportunities with new report, online resources and trade mission

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 03, 2017 — Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre Society (Wavefront), a Centre of Excellence with offices in Vancouver and Toronto. has released new resources to support the growth of Smart Cities in Canada.

“Smart City Challenges & Opportunities” is a report that explores digital innovations being adopted by cities in Canada and around the world. Created with support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), the report is available online. It includes:

  • Learning from Smart City deployments
  • Dealing with the “Cascading technology trap”
  • Recommendations for municipalities developing Smart City strategies

An accompanying online resource, the Wavefront Smart Cities Showcase showcases more than 25 Canadian companies providing IoT solutions including smart grids, building management, governance and big data analytics.

Wavefront is connecting Canadian companies with Smart Cities opportunities globally by leading a trade mission to the Smart Cities Week Conference in Washington, DC, October 2-6. Six export-ready companies have been selected to take part in meetings with industry leaders, prospective customers and partners in Washington.

Wavefront acts as an innovation intermediary, connecting government and enterprise with Canadian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups. In the past year, Wavefront has hosted Smart Cities workshops and conference panel discussions, bringing together city officials and digital solutions providers from across the country.

“The adoption of digital solutions by municipalities is one of the most exciting areas of the Internet of Things in Canada,” says James Maynard, President and CEO of Wavefront. “The potential of technology is being tapped to make city ecosystems more affordable and productive, while improving quality of life.”

About Wavefront

Wavefront is Canada’s leader in transforming business through mobile and IoT innovation. We are a centre for commercialization for companies in the wireless and IoT technologies space. Our vision is to build a globally relevant, nationally connected ecosystem that delivers digital capacity, competitiveness and prosperity for Canadians.

For more information, contact:

Michelle Sklar, VP Marketing & Communications, Wavefront
michelle.sklar@wavefront.ca
(778) 331-7498