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Public Works and Government Services Canada

January 21, 2014 09:09 ET

Harper Government Supports Entrepreneurship in North Vancouver, B.C.

Supporting Innovation in North Vancouver

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 21, 2014) - Public Works and Government Services Canada

Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, was pleased to announce today that the Government of Canada has awarded a contract to North Vancouver company Aurora Control Technologies Inc. for its innovation, the Decima CI, through the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP).

The Decima CI is a device used for quality control in the production of solar cells and other solar equipment. It scans and maps the surface of solar cells while they are still on the production line to provide optimal solar cell quality.

This device can be used by solar research institutes, solar cell producers and solar equipment manufacturers to improve control of equipment and reduce costs associated with the production of solar cells. The value of the contract awarded to Aurora Control Technologies Inc. is $134,844.82.

Quick Facts

  • The BCIP was launched in 2010 as a pilot program to connect 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 in Canada and around the world.
  • To build on the early success of this pilot program, Economic Action Plan 2012 allocated additional funding for three years, starting in 2013. As of 2016, $40 million will be permanently dedicated to the BCIP annually.
  • The latest Call for Proposals for the BCIP was announced on November 21, 2013, and closed January 7, 2014.

Quotes

"This program has shown positive results. That's why our Government is proud to invest in innovations that directly benefit Canadian workers and families by creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity and will continue to help Canadian businesses expand and succeed."

Diane Finley

Minister of Public Works and Government Services

"It's great to see local small and medium-sized businesses benefit from the Build in Canada Innovation Program. The Decima CI is a testament to the innovative minds and companies we have right here in Canada. Success stories like this one at Aurora Technologies highlight our Government's commitment to job growth and economic prosperity for the benefit of all Canadians."

Andrew Saxton

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver

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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