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Video about the Build in Canada Innovation Program

Video transcript

(Orchestral pop music plays.)

(The Build in Canada Innovation Program logo appears.)

(An innovator is demonstrating his innovation on a tablet to a client.)

Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, the Government of Canada can test your innovation in a real-world environment!

We want to be your first sale.

(A man is creating a robotic arm on his computer.)

(Another man is building a prototype of the arm.)

(A young man in a wheelchair is using a prototype of the robotic arm to open a fridge door and hold a pitcher of juice.)

We test your Canadian innovation before it’s out on the market. If you build it, we will buy it and test it, so you can improve it and sell it to more buyers, here at home and around the world.

(Engineers are inspecting a small component of the robotic arm.)

(A computer-aided robot is building a part of the robotic arm.)

(A map of Canada appears. The camera slowly zooms into Ontario.)

Aeryon Labs and Amika Mobile are two Ontario-based companies that have benefitted from participating in the Build in Canada Innovation Program.

(Aeryon Labs’s logo appears.)

Launched in 2007, Aeryon Labs is the premier manufacturer of small unmanned aerial systems.

(A drone sits in a field. It has four arms with rotors, four legs and a camera mounted to its base.)

(A man wearing a camouflage military uniform guides the drone with a tablet device.)

(The tablet screen displays a map of the region, and the man uses a stylus to select a destination for the drone.)

Their product, called Aeryon Scout, is a faster, cheaper, safer and more accurate method of collecting aerial imagery and data than the method used by satellites, planes or helicopters. It’s reliable, easy to operate and does not require users to have remote control pilot skills to fly them.

(Video footage from the drone shows it flying over a forest.)

(A computer program shows a realistic 3D graphic of the forest from above.)

(Video footage from the drone shows it flying over a city park and landing beside a parked car.)

Their testing opportunity through the Build in Canada Innovation Program allowed them to use feedback received from their testing partner and make improvements to their product.

(The testing partner employee is testing the drone outside and in a laboratory.)

(A man is completing a form while inspecting the drone’s camera.)

With the Canadian government as a testing partner, Aeryon was able to showcase their product to governments in other countries around the globe.

(An Aeryon employee giving a presentation about the drone.)

Participating in BCIP helped Aeryon generate new business and hire more employees as a result.

(Employees are assembling the drone in a factory.)

Amika Mobile is an Ottawa-based company focused on public safety and security.

(Amika Mobile’s logo appears.)

Their product, Amika Mobility Server, automatically discovers any mobile devices, sends critical alerts and receives responses in the event of emergencies on any device and on any network.

(A group of servers display flashing lights and they are transmitting information.)

(A 3D graphic of Earth depicts the location of mobile devices worldwide.)

(Several employees in a control room are observing satellite signals and camera images on computer screens.)

If there is an emergency, the Mobility Server detects and sends alerts to any device—and waits for a response from people affected. The product can also provide people with critical information on what they should do and where they should go in an emergency situation. Amika’s Mobility Server communicates with mobile apps that are designed to alert first responders of a user’s location and even confirm to loved ones that that person is ok.

(A polygraph is detecting and recording information.)

(Several signal towers are sending out alerts.)

(A city loses power and emergency vehicles’ lights flash to depict an emergency.)

(Several Amika Mobility Servers’ lights are flashing and they are sending and receiving information.)

(A man is looking at a smartphone. Amika Mobility’s app is displaying the message “I am OK.”)

Simply put, their innovation saves lives.

(The man and a woman are walking down the street while looking at the smartphone app. They are happy.)

Making that first sale through the BCIP has helped Amika access new markets in the U.S. and around the world.

(A 3D graphic of Earth shows an expanding web of lines to depict Amika accessing new markets around the world.)

Participating in the program has helped Amika grow as a business and, as a result, they’ve hired new employees and generated more sales.

(An Amika employee is demonstrating an Amika Mobility Server to a new Amika employee.)

The Build in Canada Innovation Program helps businesses get their cutting-edge innovations from the lab to the marketplace.

(The Build in Canada Innovation Program logo appears followed by the departmental signature of Public Services and Procurement Canada and the Government of Canada wordmark.)

For more information, visit: buyandsell.gc.ca/innovation.