Expression of Interest applicants will be invited to demonstrate their technologies/solutions in front of (or virtually) the Innovation Platoon to obtain final approval for a pilot. If the technology is approved for a pilot – terms of the pilot will then be negotiated with the company in order to ensure mutual agreement on specific timeframe for the pilot, milestones and metrics.
Pilot benefits include
- Direct feedback from Innovation Platoon and CPS officers
- Testing and Validation testing in simulated or real world scenarios
- Access to our network of B2B and assistance with go-to-market strategy
- Potential investment opportunities through NCFDC
- Perks from our innovation partners, including TELUS and IBM, including development kits, cloud-computing credits and more.
- Marketing and promotional top-spin.
Eligible applicants under the Pilot Program must:
- Be a for-profit venture in the early commercialization or growth stage, incorporated in Canada, and normally having been in operations for more than one year with at least 1 FTE.
- Have a novel, innovative and technology-driven solution to an unsolved problem in policing.
- Normally be at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6-7
Expression of Interest
Contact Joe Miller
Joe Miller (B.Sc., Notre Dame) is an entrepreneur, innovator and intellectual property specialist with extensive experience in technology transfer. Throughout his career he has led strategic ventures at the University Health Network (UHN), the Innovation Cluster, and Ontario Tech, where he was responsible for the University’s IP identification, evaluation, administration and commercialization.
Areas of expertise include IP value creation, technology evaluation, tech transfer, commercialization grant writing, collaborative strategies and start-up assistance.
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