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National Research Council Canada-NRC

March 19, 2010 15:15 ET

Economic Action Plan Supports Innovative Research and Development in Winnipeg, Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2010) - Shelly Glover, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface, Manitoba, and Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced a contribution of $111,000 to Momentum Healthware Inc. from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program.

The funding supports an innovative research and development project that will assist Momentum Healthware Inc. develop, integrate and support information technology software for the healthcare industry with applications that include electronic health records, patient assessments and registration, clinical systems and portals and billing, human resources and decision support systems.

"Our government is investing in science and technology to create jobs, strengthen the economy and improve Canadians' quality of life," said Ms. Glover. "This investment will allow Momentum Healthware to expand their business and develop new technology to help Canadians with living with mental health conditions."

This $111,000 contribution will support the Winnipeg-based company in developing and implementing the Health Record Assessment Tool which will assist in the registration, assessment and care planning of clients with potential mental health conditions.

"Investing in science and technology is critical for developing highly skilled people and improving the long-term competitiveness of Canadian firms," said Acting NRC President Daniel Gosselin. "That's why NRC-IRAP is helping innovative Canadian businesses like Momentum Heathware grow stronger, faster and bigger."

Founded in 1995, Momentum Healthware Inc. is an innovative company that specializes in the development, delivery, integration and support of seamless information technology software for the healthcare industry. Its solutions serve the information systems requirements of long-term care facilities, community and mental health as well as the home care sector.

During the event, Ms. Glover also presented a Canadian Innovation Leader Certificate to Momentum Healthware Inc. to highlight its success as an innovative Canadian firm that has received support from the Government of Canada through the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program.

"Research and development are the lifeblood of any software company, declared Glenn Tinkler, President and CEO of Momentum Healthware. "Investment in R&D is critical in order to remain competitive and the continuing support that NRC-IRAP has provided Momentum over the years has been a key factor in enabling us to maintain that investment."

About NRC and NRC-IRAP

The Industrial Research Assistance Program provides a range of both technical and business-oriented advisory services along with necessary financial support to qualified innovative Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The program is delivered by a field staff of 240 professionals in more than 100 communities across Canada. Through this program, the National Research Council is committed to working with small- and medium-sized enterprises while they realize their full potential, turning knowledge and innovation into strategic opportunities, jobs and prosperity for all Canadians.

The Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan has provided new resources of $200 million to this program over the next two years to support innovative Canadian firms. To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irap.html

Contact Information

  • National Research Council Canada
    Media Relations
    613-991-1431
    media@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
    or
    Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
    Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    Gary Toft
    Director of Communications
    613-943-7599