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Wavefront and Innovate Calgary Join Forces to Accelerate the Growth and Commercialization of Wireless Companies in Alberta

May 7 2013 12:00AM

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/13 -- Wavefront, Canada's Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, announces a new partnership with Innovate Calgary that will directly support the growth and commercialization of wireless technology companies in Southern Alberta.

As part of this partnership, Wavefront will offer valuable programs and services to Innovate Calgary member companies including:

-- Access to sophisticated mobile application testing resources, including more than 1,000 devices in Wavefront's national network of mobile device libraries, usability studies and Perfecto Public Cloud automated testing solutions.-- Targeted business partnering opportunities with international carriers and MNEs, as well as access to outbound market entry programs into global markets like Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.-- Advisory and mentorship programs including the Wavefront Machine-to- Machine (M2M) Accelerator program, with training, tools and resources from Deutsche Telekom, Rogers and Sierra Wireless.



In addition, Wavefront will offer Innovate Calgary's professional services and consulting programs to its members, with funding support available through the Wavefront Accelerated Program with NRC-IRAP. Wavefront and Innovate Calgary will also partner on joint industry events and training programs covering the latest wireless technologies and business opportunities.

Peter Garrett, President of Innovate Calgary explains, "We are excited to work closely with Wavefront in bringing their valuable programs and services to the companies in our network. This partnership will provide unprecedented access to critical wireless resources and expertise for Alberta-based companies. We look forward to witnessing the growth opportunities that will be realized through our work together."

Wavefront President and CEO, James Maynard adds, "Wavefront strives to continually expand our reach to grow the national wireless ecosystem and enable commercial outcomes for Canadian companies. Our relationship with Innovate Calgary will directly support our complementary mandates to grow the wireless and emerging technology sectors in this important region."

Both Innovate Calgary and Wavefront are generating economic impacts for Canada. In 2012, Innovate Calgary clients generated over $296 million in sales creating over 100 new jobs and employing 750 individuals. A recent assessment of Wavefront's economic impact reveals the creation of nearly 575 jobs across Canada, accelerated time to market by four to six months for wireless companies, and $37 million generated in GDP between 2009-2012.

For more information about this partnership, please contact Richard Miller, Senior Manager, Business Development at Wavefront, at richard.miller@wavefrontac.com.

About Wavefront

Wavefront is Canada's Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada. Wavefront products and services are available to wireless and non-wireless companies looking to leverage mobile technology. They include a comprehensive suite of accelerated commercialization and mentorship programs, international market linkages, state of the art wireless product development and testing infrastructure, and wireless training programs and events. These capabilities catalyze the growth and time to market for Canadian companies, enabling them to create more jobs, acquire new customers, and generate revenues faster. Achieving almost five-fold economic return on every dollar invested (measured in terms of GDP), Wavefront is helping to grow companies that grow a strong Canadian economy.

For more information and to join the Wavefront Community visit www.wavefrontac.com.

About Innovate Calgary

Innovate Calgary is a full service organization offering technology transfer and business incubator services to researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses within the advanced technology sector. We support commercialization by providing a variety of services and programs including: business and technical advice, workshops, screening of technologies for commercial potential, access to sector resources and networking events, licensing and intellectual property protection strategy, company creation/incubation programs and office and lab space - tenancy and business resources and facilities for technology companies.



Contacts:
Wavefront
Allison Johnson
Communications Manager
allison.johnson@wavefrontac.com
www.wavefrontac.com

Innovate Calgary
Meghan Ockey
Advisor, Communications and Marketing
mockey@innovatecalgary.com





Source: Marketwire


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