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Defence firm sees organic growth - Bournemouth Echo

Defence firm sees organic growth - Bournemouth Echo | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it
BOURNEMOUTH-based engineering company Meggitt PLC has seen organic revenue grow despite uncertainty over military spending.
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Clean technology fastest growing sector of Canadian economy - Net Newsledger

Clean technology fastest growing sector of Canadian economy - Net Newsledger | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

VANCOUVER – ENVIRONMENT – What’s the fastest-growing sector in Canada’s economy?

 

Given what you hear from politicians and the media, you can be forgiven for thinking it’s the resource industry, especially extraction and export of fossil fuels like oil sands bitumen and liquefied natural gas. But we’re no longer just “hewers of wood and drawers of water” – or drillers of oil, frackers of gas and miners of coal...

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Provincial aerospace signs deal with Airbus for SAR planes - Newfoundland and Labrador Compass

Provincial aerospace signs deal with Airbus for SAR planes - Newfoundland and Labrador Compass | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

The Newfoundland and Labrador company announced Tuesday morning that it has reached a deal with Airbus Defence and Space to do in-service support on C295 aircraft.

 

Airbus wants to sell the planes to the federal government for fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft to replace the Lockheed Hercules planes currently in service...

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Pratt-powered Gulfstreams launch

Pratt-powered Gulfstreams launch | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it
The Canadian division of East Hartford aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney announced Tuesday its PurePower engines launched Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s latest business jets.
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Canadian Women of Innovation at the Canada Science and Technology Museum

Canadian Women of Innovation at the Canada Science and Technology Museum | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

In order to honour women’s invaluable contribution to Canadian science and technology, the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC), in partnership with Engineers Canada, has launched the Canadian Women of Innovation virtual exhibition www.women-innovation.technomuses.ca...

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The Western Canadian Shipbuilding Action Plan

The Western Canadian Shipbuilding Action Plan | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

It’s only a little over two years old, but Western Canada’s Shipbuilding Action plan, a program, announced with much fanfare by federal minister Lynne Yelich in February 2012 to bring together key stakeholders involved with the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) with western Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises to share potential opportunities, is already starting to reap dividends...

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Building the Worlds Most Self Sufficient Toilet

Building the Worlds Most Self Sufficient Toilet | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

Ontario based J Roberts Manufacturing isn’t just providing the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) with parts and services, facilitating the repair, overhaul and upgrade of the Canadian Forces Mercedes-Benz G Wagon LUVW (light utility vehicle wheeled) or supporting the University of Toronto Blue Sky Solar racing team.


According to company president and chief development officer John Gagliardi, the firm is also assisting the Centre for Global Engineering  (CGEN) at the University of Toronto to build the worlds most self sufficient toilet...

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NS Dives to New Depths in Innovation

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The commander of the Royal Canadian Navy is pinning hopes on a Cole Harbour facility to bring back the glory days of Canadian subsea technology.

 

General Dynamics Canada will develop an undersea warfare innovation centre at its facility just off Caldwell Road, a spot meant to bring together the minds at a handful of local small companies.

 

“Historically, Canada was always a world leader in underseas warfare and we watched other countries sort of overtake us,” said Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, the Navy’s top commander and one of the dignitaries who attended the Monday opening of the EDGE Innovation Centre...

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CAE to deliver training systems and services to Canadian and US militaries

CAE to deliver training systems and services to Canadian and US militaries | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

CAE has been awarded a series of contracts with a combined value of C$115m ($104m) to provide a range of training systems and services for the Canadian and US armed forces.Under the first contract, CAE USA will continue the provision of MQ-1...

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Indian gov't set to tighten defence offset policy for suppliers of equipment - Financial Express

Indian gov't set to tighten defence offset policy for suppliers of equipment - Financial Express | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

As per the policy, global suppliers would be required to invest 30% of equipment deal amount in the market by way of local sourcing, but a lot of flexibility is currently available to these suppliers on how exactly this is done...

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The C100 Map 2014 Edition: Showcasing Canadian Technology Success

The C100 Map 2014 Edition: Showcasing Canadian Technology Success | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it
The C100 map is here! C100’s showcase of Canadian technology success has now...
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PrintAlive 3D skin tissue printer wins Canadian Dyson Award

PrintAlive 3D skin tissue printer wins Canadian Dyson Award | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it
A 3D printer that may one day generate new skin for burn victims has won a $3,500 prize for a team of Toronto engineering students.
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Sheridan College opens robotics playground for innovators in Canadian manufacturing

Sheridan College opens robotics playground for innovators in Canadian manufacturing | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

Farzad Rayegani likes to call it a playground for businesses. But the purpose behind new ABB Robotics Centre at Sheridan College’s campus in Brampton, Ont., isn’t about fun and games, says the associate dean, school of engineering and the director for the Centre of Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technology (CAMDT). It’s about finding more innovative ways to drive productivity and competitiveness in Canada’s manufacturing sector...

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Minister of State Holder Delivers Address on Innovation to Canadian Universities | SYS-CON MEDIA

Minister of State Holder Delivers Address on Innovation to Canadian Universities | SYS-CON MEDIA | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

Canada’s Conservative government is seeking to exploit the killing of two Canadian Armed Forces’ soldiers in separate incidents this week to dramatically shift politics further to the right.

 

Speaking in parliament Thursday—the day after a gunman fatally shot a soldier at Ottawa’s National War Memorial, then entered the main block of the national parliament—Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to greatly strengthen Canada’s national security apparatus....

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This is the path of innovation - The Globe and Mail

This is the path of innovation - The Globe and Mail | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it
Basic or applied research? It’s not a choice, but two ends of a continuum
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Launch of Canadian 3D printing network - Metal Powder Report

Launch of Canadian 3D printing network - Metal Powder Report | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Canada's largest trade and industry association, has launched Canada Makes, a national network of excellence dedicated to the adoption and development of additive manufacturing in Canada...

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TRIUMF brings innovation and industrial partners to BC - Business in Vancouver

TRIUMF brings innovation and industrial partners to BC - Business in Vancouver | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

On September 25-26, 2014, TRIUMF and Advanced Applied Physics Solutions, Inc. (AAPS), a TRIUMF company, welcomed leaders in knowledge mobilization and technology transfer from across Canada to its annual Innovations and Industrial Partnerships Workshop...

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Toronto Global Forum to address: Leveraging Innovation and Technology for Tomorrow's Growth

Toronto Global Forum to address: Leveraging Innovation and Technology for Tomorrow's Growth | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - In its latest Global Competitiveness Report, the World Economic Forum gaveCanada its lowest global competitiveness ranking since 2006: 15th out of 144 countries, down one position from last year. 


High profile business leaders will discuss how Canada could gain a greater competitive edge on innovation at the Toronto Global Forum on October 27-28 at the Fairmont Royal York...

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Axis Prototyping is Building our Future

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If you want to talk to a Canadian expert in 3D printing technology, then you want to talk to Gilles Desharnais.

 

Desharnais is the president of Axis Prototypes, a Quebec based pioneer in rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. His firm is one of the largest of its kind in Canada and he’s been doing this sort of thing for a very long time...

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Geothermal Technology Transfer Workshop; October 17th in Vancouver, BC.

Geothermal Technology Transfer Workshop; October 17th in Vancouver, BC. | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

Are you looking to grow your business by serving new markets? The workshop aims to provide briefings to aerospace equipment & service providers about how the geothermal industry can be an end user of your technology. 


For example, geothermal energy development benefits from remote sensing technology (satellites, drones, etc.) which can find geothermal hot spots and provide ongoing reservoir management.

 

Other cross-over opportunities may include laser assisted drilling, power turbines, ceramics and advanced materials, LiDAR, InSAR/SAR, spectral (Multi or Hyper), FLIR and LWIR, GIS & Geospatial Analysis and much much more...

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Montreal's Charles Deguire Named Winner of The 2014 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award

Montreal's Charles Deguire Named Winner of The 2014 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 6, 2014) - Charles Deguire of Montreal is a winner of this year's $10,000 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award for inventing and commercializing the JACO® Robotic Arm. Mr. Deguire will receive his prize at the Foundation's 33rd Innovation Awards Gala in Ottawa on Wednesday October 22nd....

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Funding for Aerospace & Defense: Technology Demonstration Program

Funding for Aerospace & Defense: Technology Demonstration Program | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

The Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) offers Canadian business grants funding for large-scale technology projects in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) sectors...

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Peru outlines offset gains from first four years of offset programme - IHS Jane's 360

Peru outlines offset gains from first four years of offset programme - IHS Jane's 360 | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it
Peru has released details of programmes signed under its nascent national defence offset programme, revealing that almost a third of benefits obtained from suppliers from 12 countries have related to training and development programmes.
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CADSI appoints Christyn Cianfarani as new presi...

CADSI appoints Christyn Cianfarani as new presi... | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) announced Thursday the appointment of Christyn Cianfarani as President of the Association...

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Canadian companies at the forefront of drone innovation and technology

Canadian companies at the forefront of drone innovation and technology | OMX Innovation; A supplement to the OMX blog at theomx.wordpress.com | Scoop.it

Alaskans are accustomed to winter storms, but this one was a doozy: it shut down all sea traffic and left the town of Nome without sufficient fuel to make it through the winter. A fuel tanker was dispatched from Vladivostok, Russia, to provide relief to the isolated community, but thick sheets of ice stood between the ship and Nome’s 3,500 residents. As the tanker wound its way through the treacherous waters of the Bering Sea, a Coast Guard icebreaker led the way, guided by a tiny flying robot small enough to fit into a backpack. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—better known as a drone—was relaying 3D maps of the ice conditions to the two ships, as well as to researchers at the University of Alaska, so they could look for ridges in the ice that might rupture a hull...

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