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Government of Canada

February 15, 2013 12:00 ET

Harper Government Helps to Kick-Start Canadian Entrepreneurial Business in Calgary, Alberta

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2013) - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has awarded a $564,533 contract to IntelliView Technologies Inc. for its pre-qualified innovation through the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP).

"The Harper Government's top priority is the economy and we understand that helping Canadian businesses expand and succeed directly benefits Canadian workers and families by creating jobs and prosperity," said Minister Ambrose. "We are proud to encourage Canada's entrepreneurial spirit by kick-starting Canadian businesses to get their innovative products and services from the lab to the marketplace."

IntelliView Technologies Inc.'s innovation, the Intelligent Surveillance Platform, is a smart video surveillance system used for crime prevention and protection. It detects and analyzes suspicious events and sends alerts as events happen, enabling immediate reaction and response. The cameras can be remotely accessed on-site through the Internet, a smartphone application, a cellphone or a monitoring station.

"We are very pleased to receive the support of the Government of Canada with this program. This initiative will allow us to demonstrate our innovation within the public sector, giving a boost to our business and the local economy," said Christopher Beadle, Vice-President, Sales, IntelliView Technologies Inc.

Launched in 2010, the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program has already shown encouraging results, connecting Canadian companies with federal departments and agencies that have a need for innovative products and services. By selling to the federal government, businesses can demonstrate the value of their products and services, and potentially generate future sales to non-government customers.

To build on the early success of this program, Economic Action Plan 2012 allocated an additional $95 million over three years, starting in 2013-14, and $40 million per year thereafter to make the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program permanent. The program will include an added military procurement component.

For the complete list of the successful innovations, please refer to the CICP website.

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  • Amber Irwin
    Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose

    Media Relations
    Public Works and Government Services Canada