Precarn and CATAAlliance Teleforum
April 8, 2010

April 8, 2010

Precarn T-GAP Supports Small and Start-up ICT Companies through $4 Million fund

A CATAAlliance Teleforum - Tuesday, April 27th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Precarn has just released a third call for applications to its T-GAP Program. The program focuses on the gap between technology innovation and commercialization. The program is designed for small and start-up companies working in the area of intelligent systems. Applications must be received by May 17, 2010 for consideration under this program. Precarn is seeking immediate applications to this program. A total of $4 million has been allocated for this call. Precarn funding will be up to 40 per cent of the total eligible project costs to a maximum of $100,000. Once a project is approved, 50 per cent of the Precarn funds will be paid at midterm of the project and the remaining 50 per cent will be paid upon project completion and delivery of a final report.

At this session you will learn:
  • About Precarn R&D Funding programs
  • The Precarn Collaboration Model
  • Specifics about the current T-GAP program
About Precarn
Precarn Incorporated is that supports the pre-commercial development of leading edge technologies. Precarn works with Canadian companies who are seeking to commercialize their new ideas to get an edge in the global market. Unlike other research funding programs, Precarn uses a collaborative model that includes a developer, a customer and an academic research partner in every project. This collaboration accelerates development, reduces risk and shares the cost of innovation. Precarn provides access to an extensive national network of world-class researchers, innovative companies and sources of funding.

About Gary Gudbranson
Mr. Gudbranson was appointed Vice-President of Operations in May 2009. Prior to this he was Director of Marketing and Communications for Precarn. Just prior to joining Precarn, Mr. Gudbranson was Vice President of Marketing for NUVO Network Management Inc. He has extensive experience in strategic marketing, brand development, product management and business development for Canadian ICT firms such as NUVO, JetForm, ServicePlus, Choreo Systems and Officesmiths. From 1990 to 1996, He was a partner with the Branham Group, Canada's Go to Market consultancy to the high technology sector. Mr. Gudbranson holds a MBA from McMaster University and both a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).

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