Wavefront travels to the East

On November 27, we took five Canadian Smart Manufacturing companies on a week-long trip to Taiwan and Japan through our Global Market Entry Program. On this trip, the companies met with potential customers and partners in Taipei, Osaka and Tokyo. Working in partnership with the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei and the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo, the group met with some of the world’s largest companies in the advanced manufacturing sector including Advantech, Ennocorp, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Nikon. In addition, they also had the opportunity to attend the System Control Fair & Measurement Control Show (SCF 2017) in Tokyo, where they can further extend their network.

“Wavefront opened some valuable opportunities by connecting us to the right people at the appropriate level for each company we visited,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet.  “Both Japan and Taiwan are actively pursuing Industries 4.0 and Industrial IoT initiatives, and these executives and leaders of thought expressed a keen interest in our end-to-end SaaS for real-time data that is secure by design.”



Here were the companies that participated on the trip with us:


Connio Inc. is a Vancouver, Canada based technology company helping industrial manufacturing companies to merge their OT and IT operations.

The Connio™ platform is massively scalable, telco-grade secure Industrial Internet of Things platform with affordable prices for even small-size manufacturing companies. The platform can connect to any industrial machine, and PLC system for collecting data and generate near real-time business insight.

For more information, visit: connio.com


EMSCAN is the world leading developer of FAST magnetic very-near-field measurement technologies and applications, providing real-time test solutions to antenna and PCB designers and verification engineers, without the need for a chamber.

EMSCAN solutions dramatically increase designer’s productivity and substantially reduce time-to-market and project development costs.

For more information, visit: www.emscan.com

Litmus Automation

Litmus Automation provides middleware for the Internet of Things. We combine an edge-level solution (LoopEdge) that enables manufacturers to pull data from almost any industrial machine and perform local data analytics/integration, without any coding.

Litmus Automation focuses on the manufacturing & automotive markets, and currently has clients such as Nissan, Renault and a growing number of distribution partners such as Parker Hannifin, Jig-Saw, HP Enterprise and Ingram Micro.

For more information, visit: www.litmusautomation.com


Skkynet is a global leader in real-time middleware products that allow you to securely acquire, monitor, control, visualize, network and consolidate live process data in-plant or over insecure networks.

In plant, Skkynet offers the Cogent DataHub®, an industrial middleware solution that connects to virtually any industrial system using standard protocols such as OPC, Modbus, and ODBC to support OPC networking, server-server bridging, aggregation, data logging, redundancy, and web-based HMI.

For Industrial IoT (“IIoT”), Skkynet’s SkkyHub service lets you securely network your data to other locations, consolidate information from remote plants and devices, share data for predictive maintenance, or connect to any web-service.

For more information, visit: skkynet.com


Sendum provides solutions for real time supply chain visibility and proactive intervention — addressing supply chain security, quality and logistics performance. Sendum is focused on high dollar or time sensitive shipments in the following industries: manufacturing, medical / life sciences and logistics organizations.

For more information, visit: sendum.com

Looking to take your business overseas?

Check out our program page for new trips in 2018. We are accepting applications in January!

In partnership with Global Affairs Canada, Wavefront has taken more than 240 Canadian companies into 30 countries around the world since 2009. Companies report that we have helped them increase their foreign sales by 47%. If you think you are ready to take your business globally, then find out more about future trips here: www.wavefront.ca/accelerator/global-market-entry-programs

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