Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

June 19, 2015 13:58 ET

Government of Canada Supports Canadian Company in Richmond, B.C.

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 19, 2015) - Public Works and Government Services Canada

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., MP for Delta-Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, is pleased to announce that Public Works and Government Services Canada has awarded a contract, valued at $549,009, to Star Solutions International Inc. This contract is awarded under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) for their LTE Band 14 IMPAC System.

Star Solutions International, a Canadian-owned company, develops internet protocol based wireless infrastructure technologies. The company's innovation, the LTE Band 14 IMPAC System, enables public safety officials to rapidly deploy a complete cellular network during a disaster or in areas where coverage does not exist. If commercial cellular networks are damaged, cellular coverage can be established to enable calls, texts and data within minutes. The IMPAC System is operated by one switch and requires no training. It can be battery operated and transported to any location, no matter how difficult the terrain is.

The BCIP helps Canadian businesses get their cutting-edge goods and services from the lab to the marketplace. Successful sales translate into jobs, and jobs lead to prosperity for hard-working Canadians and their families. This program is just one of the many ways the Government of Canada supports small and medium businesses across Canada.

Quick Facts

  • The BCIP was created in 2012 to help kick-start businesses and move their cutting-edge products and services from the lab to the marketplace.
  • Products can be eligible for contracts up to $500,000 under the program's standard component, and up to $1 million under the military component.
  • As of June 19, 2015, over 100 contracts have been awarded under the BCIP, bringing Canadian companies one step closer to selling to domestic and international markets.

Quotes

"Our Government remains focused on what matters to Canadians-jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. The Build in Canada Innovation Program is kick-starting businesses across Canada and right here in Richmond."

The Honourable Diane Finley - Minister of Public Works and Government Services

Companies like Star Solutions International from Richmond are the backbone of our local economy. Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, our government is helping them get their cutting-edge goods and services from the lab to domestic and international markets."

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay - MP for Delta-Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue

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Contact Information

  • Marcel Poulin
    Office of the Honourable Diane Finley
    819-997-5421

    Media Relations
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    819-956-2315