Wavefront Companies on the 2018 Ready to Rocket List

Congratulations to our companies for being named in the 2018 Ready to Rocket list! These companies had participated in our Venture Acceleration Program, RevUP Program, Global Market Entry Program or Wavefront NRC IRAP CTO Program. ICT Emerging Rocket: Brewhound Ecoation Motive.io QuestUpon ICT Ready to Rocket: Aarcomm Encepta Eventbase Mailchannels Optigo Networks SemiosBIO TradableBits Trulioo Tutela Two Hat Security WTFast … Read More

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 … Read More

Introducing Wavefront’s 2017 Fall Cohort

We are happy to announce the latest addition to the Wavefront Community. Last month we opened applications for our BCIC Venture Acceleration Program, Discovery Foundation’s RevUP Program and National Entrepreneurship Program. We selected 7 Venture Acceleration Program companies, 4 RevUP companies and 12 National Entrepreneurship Program companies. We look forward to working with such promising individuals on helping them grow … Read More

Make Your Shopping Dreams Come True With IoT

By Amy Nguyen Shopping is more than a hobby for me, it’s a family pastime, energy boost and major source of happiness. So, imagine my excitement about emerging technologies that will make shopping easier and even more fun.   Picture this, you are entering your favorite clothing store where all the blouses, pants and jackets are neatly organized by colours and size. It immediately becomes a space where you feel comfortable because it’s familiar. You can browse … Read More

Meet the Wavefront Team at TechTO Tonight

The Wavefront team will be out in full force at the TechTO event tonight at RBC Waterpark Place in Toronto. Join us for an evening of networking, learning from tech industry leaders and Demo of the Month from Skiin. Bringing the tech and business communities together is an important part of Wavefront’s role. We have expanded our activities with ongoing … Read More

Going global: Canadian companies depart on European telecom market entry trip

  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – June 12, 2017) – Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre Society (“Wavefront”), a Centre of Excellence, headquartered in Vancouver, BC announced that five Canadian tech companies are leaving today to explore business opportunities in the telecommunications sector in Europe. The five-day trip is hosted by Wavefront, in partnership with Export Development Canada. Working with the Canadian Trade … Read More

New device library offers Toronto area tech community access to valuable testing resource

We are happy to announce that we are partnering with Lighthouse Labs and DevHub to launch a new Wireless Zone in downtown Toronto on June 1st. The Wavefront Wireless Zone offers over 1000 hardware devices, which includes the latest smartphones, tablets, sensors, and wearables. The Wavefront Wireless Zone allows the wireless community to test their applications across multiple platforms and … Read More

Sink or Swim – The Voltile Landscape of Retail

The retail industry has seen some major changes in recent years. Many had to revamp or implement new business models or be taken out by their competitors. At the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit, we gathered Canada’s top retailers, Holt Renfrew and Compass Digital, for their insights on challenges that retailers are facing as well as their plans for digital transformation. … Read More

#WeAreWavefront: Meet Brad Lowe

Tell me a bit about yourself… My name is Brad. I’m an engineer by training but have spent the majority of my career managing R&D organizations. I have worked in a few large multinational organizations like Nokia, Microsoft, and MacDonald Dettwiler but I have also worked in and started a few companies, two of which have been acquired by the likes of IBM … Read More

$240,000 to bring Agritech Challenge tech ideas to life

British Columbia’s agritech sector will benefit from the $240,000 that the winners of the Agritech Innovation Challenge will receive to develop and adopt new technology. Launched at the Growing the Future Together – BC Agrifood and Seafood Conference in November 2016, the Agritech Innovation Challenge brings together innovators with industry to develop a product or process to enhance productivity, sustainability … Read More

The Best of 2016

As the year comes to an end, we want to highlight the best moments of 2016 at Wavefront! BCTech Summit We were happy to be a part of the inaugural BCTECH Summit hosted by our partner, BC Innovation Council (BCIC), and the Government of British Columbia. It was great to see the innovative technology produced by Canadian companies and be … Read More

Samsung Acquires Rich Communications Services Business from Skyview Capital's NewNet Communication Technologies

  MISSISSAUGA, Canada – November 15, 2016 – Samsung Electronics today announced its acquisition of NewNet Communication Technologies (Canada), Inc. (“NewNet Canada”), a company operating Rich Communications Services (RCS) business within NewNet Communication Technologies. Previously known as NewPace prior to its acquisition by NewNet Communication Technologies, the company is a leading provider of RCS infrastructure and services. The acquisition reinforces … Read More

Ericsson and Rogers pilot 'Connected Water' Solution for Water Quality Testing with the City of Ottawa

Internet of Things technology will provide real-time data that can be used to improve water-monitoring processes for rivers and streams Connected sensors will collect data every 30 minutes to complement the City’s rigorous water-monitoring program, which performs 80,000 water quality tests annually   TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2016 /CNW/ – Today, Ericsson and Rogers Communications announced their participation in the City of … Read More

Sierra Wireless FX30 Programmable IoT Gateway Redefines Connectivity and Intelligence for Machines

Built on the Legato® open source Linux platform, the FX30 enables rapid development and deployment of Industrial IoT applications globally Vancouver, B.C.-November 14, 2016 – Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), a leading provider of fully integrated end-to-end solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, today announced the availability of the FX30, the industry’s smallest, most flexible and rugged programmable cellular … Read More

Five Players Helping Canadian Companies Achieve Homegrown Success

By: Globe Edge Content Studio Via: The Globe and Mail Startups are repeatedly told that, to be successful, they need to find a niche and solve a problem. The same could be said for incubators and accelerators that connect startups with investors to help build and scale companies. Canada has an increasing number of these specialty centres, serving industries ranging from … Read More