TELUS TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR
The incubator for IoT startups in Alberta and British Columbia
Applications Now Closed. Interested in the next cohort? Get on the list!
Cohort 1 Runs: January to March 2019
TELUS and CTI have launched InnOvaTion, the incubator for IoT or related startups. The 8-week program will host 10 startups in both Calgary and Vancouver from January to March 2019. It will offer a combination of education and advice from TELUS, CTI and industry experts through classroom sessions, 1:1 advisory and fieldwork. By the end of the program, each graduating startup will be equipped to make the relevant connectivity choice, as well as formulate a go to market strategy that leads to a potential pilot or first customer.
A network built for IoT
TELUS is ushering in a new era of connectivity with a network purpose-built for IoT solutions. The TELUS LTE-M Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Network (LPWAN) connects directly to a cellular network designed to use minimal power to transmit small amounts of data, providing extensive reach to devices in many more environments.
- Improved performance through long range connectivity and extended battery life
- Licensed cellular standards-based technology offering quality of service, reliability and carrier-grade security
- Network availability across BC and AB, around major centres in MB, and in ON, QC and Atlantic Canada
What we're looking for
Early stage IoT startups. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these things to connect, collect and exchange data. Categories may include: asset tracking, digital signage, failover, fleet management, logistics, lone worker, remote monitoring, security, platforms, and professional services.
Startups with a minimum viable product (MVP) that are incorporated in Alberta or British Columbia are invited to apply. Promising startups that don't have an MVP will be added to the pipeline for future InnOvaTion incubators.
TTI Cohort 1 Participants
ConnecTech IoT (CTIoT) is an Alberta corporation whose core business is enhancing regulatory compliance, workplace safety, and analytics through Internet of Things (IoT) smart software systems. Through data and technology, CTIoT will rethink and redesign how industry interacts with the environment and the world around it.
Alberta | www.connectechiot.com | Founder: Darryl Lagerquist
Ez enRoute has developed an IoT platform both hardware and software to connect two or more things and collect data to create operational efficiencies. The technology can be leveraged for asset management, indoor location services, safety and security, transportation and logistics.
Alberta | www.ezenroute.com | Founder: Amit Anand
Kornak Technologies designs and manufactures custom equipment, specializing in industrial electronics, M2M devices, and microcontroller based products.
Alberta | www.kornak.ca | Founder: Scot Kornak
Lapis Health uses an IoT software application that automatically detects when a customer is about to have cardiac arrest. They then alert EMS and loved ones of the situation and location, so the patient can get the help they need quickly.
Alberta | www.facebook.com/lapishealth | Founder: Peter Njongwe
MicroMech is an automotive technology startup. Its platform connects customers with expert mobile auto mechanics, who provide services directly at the customer's home or workplace. They are improving the auto service experience for drivers everywhere and advancing the automotive industry.
Alberta | www.micromech.net | Founders: Jeff Ehmann & Richard Roseboom
THIS.IS.IoT is an integrated IoT platform solution provider with a focus on IoT data supply quality and integrity. Their hardware platform offers the easiest and most secure way to get sensor data to the cloud.
Alberta | www.linkedin.com/company/this-is-iot/ | Founders: Guido van Veldhuizen & Evan Ross
Unico Power helps facility owners by reducing demand based electricity charges through the use of an intelligent energy management system. Their current focus is on enabling more electric vehicles to be charged in existing buildings using the existing power infrastructure.
Alberta | www.unicopower.com | Founder: Glen Gordon
BlockTrack organizes and distributes product information from producer to consumer and beyond using immutable ledger technology to record information. BlockTrack is focused on increasing transparency in the artisanal consumer packaged goods industries.
British Columbia | www.blocktrack.ca | Founders: Timothy Hamilton & Dmytro Dvynyaninov
Ergonomyx is a digital health technology company that manufactures workspace fitness products and smart sit and stand desks that connect to cloud services, mobile and web apps. It forces and motivates desk users to “Sit. Stand. Move.”
British Columbia | www.ergonomyx.com | Founder: Fabian de la Fuente
HRG Infrastructure is a Canadian company specializing in condition assessment, monitoring, and management of civil infrastructures. Their vision is to make infrastructure safer.
British Columbia | www.hrginfrastructure.com | Founders: Harsh Rathod & Rishi Gupta
Product design specialists seamlessly blending the art of design with the science of engineering to create beautiful products customers love. Currently obsessing over developing a revolutionary suite of IoT connected smart home products under the “Modena: The Art of the Smart Home” brand.
British Columbia | www.linkedin.com/company/iaconicdesign-inc-/ | Founder: Jean-Louis Iaconis
InformedIn is developing an IOT hardware and software facility management platform helping managers make actionable decision-making insights and run smarter parks and recreation facilities. Unlike independent sensor manufacturers, InformedIn provides an easy-to-understand dashboard with sensors designed for nimble installation.
British Columbia |Founders: Ibrahim El-chami & Tony Vukasovic
Plasmatic Technologies extracts valve from streaming smart home data by leveraging the growing adoption of connected devices to meet service provider needs for data insights and stronger customer engagement.
British Columbia | www.plasmatic.ai | Founder: David Sussman
UBC Lockers deploys smart lockers for last mile deliveries and on-demand storage to transit hubs. They provide: on demand storage, online delivery pickup and a pay as you go system.
British Columbia | www.ubclockers.com | Founder: Seunghwan Son
UCW Labs offers innovative and result in oriented quality services to customers in the embedded, wireless, big data and web domains. They analyze, design and develop end-to-end solutions from smaller to complex products.
British Columbia | www.ucwlabs.com | Founder: Tomas Hrdlicka
Xerus is a patient-centric data analytics company focusing on perioperative medicine and quality improvement. They collect and analyze data from wearable sensors, patient surveys, and electronic health records in order to provide valuable insights to clinicians and administrators.
British Columbia | www.xerusmedical.com | Founder: Jean Gelinas