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Government of Canada gives Calgary-based Innovators a Boost by Buying and Testing their Cutting-edge Products

October 28, 2016 — Calgary, Alberta

The Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy and the middle class, and helping those working hard to join it. Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), the Government of Canada is investing in Canadian innovations to create inclusive and sustainable economic growth for communities across Canada.

The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, today announced that the Government of Canada is investing in four made-in-Canada innovations.

RallyEngine Inc. received a contract for its app-based communications platform, which allows organizations to efficiently locate, alert and inform widespread personnel in real-time. This app can be used by first responders and other officials to communicate with the public during crisis situations. The testing of this innovation is being conducted by the Town of High River, Alberta, on behalf of Public Services and Procurement Canada.

View the full official media release here.

These investments were made through the BCIP, which helps Canadian innovators land their first sale and get their innovations tested by the Government of Canada. This program is just one of the many ways the Government of Canada supports innovation and small and medium-sized businesses across Canada. Canadian innovators can submit their proposals for the BCIP on the program’s website.

Our government is committed to investing in Canadian businesses and communities. These businesses are developing innovative, cutting-edge products in their industries while strengthening the economy. Fostering made-in Canada innovations is essential to support the middle class and those working hard to join it‎.

The Honourable Judy M. Foote
Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, we were able to match and test our mobile technology with High River to enhance community capacity and facilitate volunteerism. Public Services and Procurement Canada has been tremendously supportive of our innovative and inclusive approach to community engagement and public safety.

Steve Hardy, Chief Executive Officer
RallyEngine

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