SERVICES

What We Do

We help you thrive in today’s competitive world. As a fee-for-service R&D team, we provide you with innovation services across a range of projects. Do you have an idea for a new product? Does your existing product need new features to leapfrog the competition? Need to build an algorithm, a sensor or an entire application? Maybe you’re looking for more valuable ways to use your data?

We can leverage the latest technology, along with the brains and energy of some of Canada’s most advanced engineering researchers and students, to solve your problem.

We work across a variety of different technologies and applications areas, but our core strength is in maximizing the value of data through algorithm development, image recognition, data fusion, machine learning, natural language processing and artificial intelligence.

Oh yes, and we can do it quickly and affordably.

Why We Do It

We recognize the challenge facing ambitious small and medium-sized companies as they compete in the global innovation economy. Today’s technologies – and the skilled teams that make them work – are expensive and in demand. We offer you the opportunity to hire the expertise you need, when you need it – your smartest and surest route to success.

But as we help you succeed, you’re helping us prepare tomorrow’s innovators and world-changers for an entrepreneurial economy. We build multi-disciplinary teams that share expertise, spark creativity and allow students to work on real-world problems under the guidance of veteran engineering researchers.

How it works

You bring us your idea, challenge or vision.

We’ll schedule a meeting to discuss how we can help you, laying out a scope of work, time frame and fixed-fee project charge. Our not-for-profit model uses a cost-recovery fee structure to keep prices reasonable.

Here (Lorem Ipsum) is a sample proposal with our typical terms and conditions of service. Here (NDA Template) is our standard mutual NDA template.

What's the Cost

We are a not-for-profit, obviously, being a part of a major Canadian research University. However, our operations are not publicly funded but sustained by our friendly cost-recovery chargeout rates.

Typically, for projects < $100,000, we invoice 50% on signing, and 50% on completion. For larger projects, we establish invoice trigger points based on milestones.

All projects are fixed fee in nature unless we say so in the beginning; we use the hourly rates purely to calculate the cost to you.

Does it really work?

We are pretty young — we have been doing this for less than 2 years now. However, within that span, we have signed on a few happy clients.

Checkout who we have worked for

Check out some of our projects

Our clients are pretty spread out throughout the world