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Hewlett - Packard (HP): 22 requests for collaboration were received and are now being forwarded to HP for review. No further submissions are being accepted at this time.
3M Corporation: 58 requests for collaboration were received and all prospect partners have been contacted regarding the review process. A summary communiqué provides a full overview of the project. New submissions can now be submitted for consideration.
Rockwell Collins Inc.: 12 requests for collaboration have been forwarded for review and an additional six requests are in final draft stage. Companies are in the process of being contacted regarding their review status. Rockwell Collins remains open to receiving new requests for R & D collaboration.
AMI Semiconductor: requests for collaboration can be submitted up to May 30th at which time a first phase report with be forwarded to the AMI Director of Business Development.
Pfizer, SRA International and Proctor & Gamble: Discussions are currently underway to finalize new R & D Collaboration projects. Members will be advised of the status through email advisories.
++ Action Item: please contact email@example.com for details on how to submit your request for collaboration to any of the above companies
CATA has accelerated its advanced security community activities to educate organizations about security compliance requirements and standards; contribute to the development of public safety policy by government; and, encourage awareness of Canada's advanced security and technology communities as contributors of Canada's economic well-being. We have also outlined a set of National Security Priorities for discussion with the new government and encourage business leaders to continue to provide us with guidance on desired changes to policies.
++ Action Item: Now available, Sellers to Canada's Emergency Response Sector Identify Needs, Challenges Report, U.S. Northeast Homeland Security Market Study, and a Repository of thirty documents, including case studies on research and innovation, new security technologies, human factors and intelligence. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive these materials.
Further to our February legislative alert and advisory concerning the possible Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) assessment of Gst/Hst on CANARIE research grants, we have identified several additional cases where the Appeals Branch of the CRA has actually vacated assessments in similar instances. Inconsistent treatment by CRA in their Gst audits has created some confusion to CANARIE and to recipients of CANARIE funding as indicated by the recent alert. Read our new CANARIE Advisory.
++ Action Item: Please visit (members only) the CATAAlliance online SR&ED Tax Credit Center at http://www.cata.ca/Business_Services/SRED_Tax_Centre/ for important information or contact Cathi Malette at email@example.com for a copy of the SR&ED Alert, the Outsourcing Roadmap Report and contact information on the Outsourcing Opportunity.
For two decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala Dinner has been celebrating the best in Canadian advanced technology.
At the Awards evening (June 20th at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa) the Winners will be recognized for their innovation, expertise, and leadership in Canada's advanced technology community. Awards will be presented for Outstanding Product Achievement (ICT), Outstanding Product Achievement (Nanotechnology), Emerging TechnologyExcellence in Science and Technology Reporting, Private Sector Innovation and/or Leadership in Advanced Technology, Public Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology IT Strategic HR Management and the Sara Kirke Award for Woman Entrepreneurship
Celebrate the Toronto Chapter launch of the CATA WIT (Women in Technology) Forum with us on June 15 at the Mars Collaboration Centre in Toronto. The CATA WIT Forum is an initiative with the goal of helping women in technology and growth companies and women entrepreneurs advance in their careers through mentoring, professional development, networking and advocacy.
++ Action Item: Register for the Toronto Chapter launch of the CATA WIT (Women in Technology) Forum with us.
The CATA WIT Forum is looking for nominations for the Sara Kirke Award for Canada's Leading Woman High-Tech Entrepreneur.
The Sara Kirke award is presented annually to the woman who has shown the most outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership -- leadership that has significantly expanded the frontiers of Canada's advanced technology industry.
The winner of this year's Sara Kirke Award will be announced at CATA's Innovation Awards Gala in June.
++Action Item: To nominate a leading women tech entrepreneur see http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Press_Releases/cata_pr04100602.html.
CATAAlliance and AceTech have joined forces to support programs, services and research aimed at strengthening Canada's CEO leadership community. The initiative is being led by CEO's currently participating on both organizations' Board of Directors.
Please join CEOs and presidents of technology companies as our guest for a networking reception in Toronto on Thursday, April 27 at the St-Andrew's Club (150 King Street West, 27th Floor, Toronto). Our guest speaker is David Ossip, Founder, President & CEO of Workbrain Corporation.
++ Action Item: For further details, including on-line registration details see CATA/AceTech Peer Networking Event.
Please be advised that companies/organizations can now participate in the Canadian Pavilion at ITU Telecom World on 4th-8th December 2006 at Asia World Expo, Hong Kong, China. The event, hosted by the Chinese government, offers access to its high growth markets. The city of Hong Kong as the host city is geared to facilitating business networking to potential partners and customers throughout China and region.
Through a special offering organized by CATAAlliance, Industry Canada and International Trade Canada, Canadian based companies can take advantage of a preferred pricing package for their trade show space and benefit from a range of enhanced business promotion services. In some cases, companies may qualify for travel cost support.
++ Action Item: For further information please contact Muriel Debroy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-236-6550.
CATA China is expanding its database of qualified Chinese firms that have an interest in doing business with Canadian ICT companies, partnering for opportunities in the China marketplace or providing foreign direct investment in Canadian ICT firms. Please direct enquires for matchmaking services to: Qu Sun, Chief China Representative, Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (China), through contacting email@example.com
12. Doing Business in Latin America StudyThe market study will result in the production of a comprehensive guide that will allow its users to determine, among other information, which of the primary Latin America countries their company should be targeting, what the barriers to entry are, what the penetration rate of existing Hi-Tech business is, which market segments are under serviced, the kind of financing required in setting up a Hi-Tech business in Latin America, and how CATA members can tap into some of this social and institutional funding available to them.
++ Action Item: To assist with the Study, please complete a short on line Survey now.
Please confirm any interest you might have in meeting with Canadian Healthcare CEOs and CIOs at a Leadership Roundtable on June 6, 2006 to discuss:-- What changes are needed to see breakthrough results? -- How to better align hospitals, physicians, nurses and management? -- How health care CIOs can build a bridge between business units and their IT departments? -- Attracting and retaining talent; what internal processes can we automate in order to make the most effective use of our existing resources?
++ Action item: Limited openings, white paper to be developed for more general distribution. CATA members only, please.
We are asking you to demonstrate your interest and corporate leadership by getting involved with CATAAlliance and its mission to promote the growth of advanced technology industries. Many of you are members and we thank you for your support. But, if you have not yet made the commitment, please join with your peers and increase membership support and corporate involvement. Be counted as one of our leaders.
These companies have recently joined CATAAlliance to be able to reap the benefits quickly, simply and first-in-line:
Accenture, AceTech, 3M Canada, Monster.ca, Rockwell Collins, Optosecurity Inc., Iridian Spectral Technologies, Meriton Networks, Newtrax Technologies, iOmniscient Canada Inc., Hewitt Associates, Ipsos Reid, Just-In-Time Resources, Ryerson University Office of Research Studies, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Neotel Inc., McMaster University Office of Research Contracts, ParetoLogic, PackagingOne Corporation, SRA International, Davinci Broadband Inc., and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
Advancing The Business of Technology
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is the biggest business development association for producers and users of advanced technology. The only organization representing all sectors of the economy, CATA's umbrella of special-interest, municipal, provincial and allied organizations directly reaches 20,000 technology executives and an additional 22,000 technology users. Dedicated to making Canadian organizations world-class makers and adopters of technology, CATA creates strategic partnerships, strengthens communities and networks, and promotes supportive public policy. For more than a quarter of a century CATA has been stimulating growth, driving commercialization and growing the advanced technology export industry for the Canadian economy. More information about CATA can be found onthe CATA Web site: www.cata.ca