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Wavefront, Innovate Calgary join forces to enhance commercialization opportunities for wireless companies

UToday HomeMay 8, 2013

Wavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, announced 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 solutions.
  • Targeted business partnering opportunities with international carriers and MNEs, as well as access to outbound market entry programs into global markets spanning Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Asia and South America.
  • Advisory and mentorship programs including the Wavefront Machine-to-Machine Accelerator program, with training, tools and resources from Deutsche Telekom, Rogers and Sierra Wireless.

In addition, Wavefront will offer professional services and consulting programs to member companies of Innovate Calgary, the technology transfer entity at the University of Calgary.

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 complimentary mandates to grow the wireless and emerging technology sectors in this important region.”

Innovate Calgary is a provider of technology transfer and business incubator services to researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses within the advanced technology sector, including researchers at the University of Calgary. The services include 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.

 

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