Wavefront and Innovate Calgary Join Forces to Accelerate the Growth and
Commercialization of Wireless Companies in Alberta
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/13 -- Wavefront, Canada's
Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research,
announces a new partnership with Innovate Calgary that will directly
support the growth and commercialization of wireless technology
companies in Southern Alberta.
As part of this partnership, Wavefront will offer valuable programs
and services to Innovate Calgary member companies including:
-- Access to sophisticated mobile application testing resources, including
more than 1,000 devices in Wavefront's national network of mobile device
libraries, usability studies and Perfecto Public Cloud automated testing
-- Targeted business partnering opportunities with international carriers
and MNEs, as well as access to outbound market entry programs into
global markets like Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.
-- Advisory and mentorship programs including the Wavefront Machine-to-
Machine (M2M) Accelerator program, with training, tools and resources
from Deutsche Telekom, Rogers and Sierra Wireless.
In addition, Wavefront will offer Innovate Calgary's professional
services and consulting programs to its members, with funding support
available through the Wavefront Accelerated Program with NRC-IRAP.
Wavefront and Innovate Calgary will also partner on joint industry
events and training programs covering the latest wireless
technologies and business opportunities.
Peter Garrett, President of Innovate Calgary explains, "We are
excited to work closely with Wavefront in bringing their valuable
programs and services to the companies in our network. This
partnership will provide unprecedented access to critical wireless
resources and expertise for Alberta-based companies. We look forward
to witnessing the growth opportunities that will be realized through
our work together."
Wavefront President and CEO, James Maynard adds, "Wavefront strives
to continually expand our reach to grow the national wireless
ecosystem and enable commercial outcomes for Canadian companies. Our
relationship with Innovate Calgary will directly support our
complementary mandates to grow the wireless and emerging technology
sectors in this important region."
Both Innovate Calgary and Wavefront are generating economic impacts
for Canada. In 2012, Innovate Calgary clients generated over $296
million in sales creating over 100 new jobs and employing 750
individuals. A recent assessment of Wavefront's economic impact
reveals the creation of nearly 575 jobs across Canada, accelerated
time to market by four to six months for wireless companies, and $37
million generated in GDP between 2009-2012.
For more information about this partnership, please contact Richard
Miller, Senior Manager, Business Development at Wavefront, at
Wavefront is Canada's Centre of Excellence for Wireless
Commercialization and Research, accelerating the growth and success
of wireless companies by connecting them with critical resources,
partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for
Canada. 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.
Achieving almost five-fold economic return on every dollar invested
(measured in terms of GDP), Wavefront is helping to grow companies
that grow a strong Canadian economy.
For more information and to join the Wavefront Community visit
About Innovate Calgary
Innovate Calgary is a full service organization offering technology
transfer and business incubator services to researchers,
entrepreneurs and businesses within the advanced technology sector.
We support commercialization by providing a variety of services and
programs including: business and technical advice, workshops,
screening of technologies for commercial potential, access to sector
resources and networking events, licensing and intellectual property
protection strategy, company creation/incubation programs and office
and lab space - tenancy and business resources and facilities for
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