Accelerating Wireless Development in Atlantic Canada (via mediacaster)

June 21, 2013 – The growth and development of more than 100 wireless projects in Atlantic Canada has already been supported by national and regional assistance programs; now, they will seek to further accelerate such growth under terms of an extended partnership.

Building on four years of productive collaboration, Wavefront, the Canadian Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, has entered into an agreement with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) designed to further benefit wireless entrepreneurs and firms in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

By working with NRC-IRAP, the Wavefront Accelerated Program has facilitated more than 100 projects to date that have provided support to companies at multiple stages of growth.

“The expansion of our Accelerated Program with the support of NRC-IRAP will help fuel the development of wireless companies in Atlantic Canada, and a stronger national wireless ecosystem by enabling high potential firms to access commercialization and business services that increase their competitiveness,” described James Maynard, President and CEO, Wavefront. “On average, companies that have benefited from Wavefront programs have increased their revenues by almost 20% and accelerated their time to market by four to six months. Our partnership with NRC-IRAP has directly contributed to these outcomes.”

By helping companies build a stronger wireless sector in Canada, Wavefront and partners like NRC-IRAP are helping build a stronger Canadian economy.

Wavefront products and services are available to wireless and non-wireless 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. These capabilities catalyze the growth and time to market for Canadian companies, enabling them to create more jobs, acquire new customers, and generate revenues faster.


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