Emerging Technologies Thrive in Canada – Government of Canada recognizes Vancouver Island-based Triton Logging and AXYS Technologies as a Canadian Innovation Leader

September 21, 2009

TheHonourableGaryLunnandAXYSReoPhillips_000The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State for Sport, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today recognized Triton Logging Inc. and AXYS Technologies Inc. as Canadian Innovation Leaders for linking scientific research to commercialization, jobs, and economic growth.

“Our government is investing more in science and technology because this is how to create jobs, strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life of Canadians,” said Minister Lunn. “Canada’s Economic Action Plan provides more than $5.1 billion toward science and technology initiatives. This represents one of the single-largest federal budget investments in S&T to date, contributing to the creation of a stronger, more innovative economy and a more prosperous Canada.”

Triton Logging researches, develops, and commercializes innovative technologies to recover millions of trees flooded by hydro dams around the world. It is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of underwater logging equipment, management of large-scale reservoir harvest projects and marketing of certified eco-wood products.

AXYS Technologies designs, manufactures, and maintains remote environmental monitoring systems capable of measuring weather, water quality, renewable energy assessments, and other environmental data. It is currently developing an offshore wind-resource assessment buoy capable of gathering accurate data to determine the best places for constructing wind farms.

A Canadian Innovation Leader is a small- or medium-sized enterprise (SME) that demonstrates specific advances in research and development within its industrial sector. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) created the Canadian Innovation Leader Certificate Program to recognize Canadian firms that have successfully developed and applied innovative technologies.

“Investing in science and technology is critical for developing highly skilled people and improving the long-term competitiveness of Canadian firms,” said NRC President Dr.Pierre Coulombe. “That’s why the NRC Industrial Research Assistance program (NRC-IRAP) is helping innovative Canadian businesses such as these grow stronger, faster and bigger.”

About NRC and NRC-IRAP

The NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) provides a range of both technical and business-oriented advisory services along with necessary financial support to qualified innovative Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The program is delivered by a field staff of 240 professionals in more than 100 communities across Canada.

NRC-IRAP is committed to working with small and medium-sized enterprises while they realize their full potential, turning knowledge and innovation into strategic opportunities, jobs and prosperity for all Canadians.

The Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan has provided new resources of $200 million over the next two years to bolster NRC-IRAP support for innovative Canadian firms. To learn more about Canada’s Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing, and telemetry systems.

For more information (media only), please visit NRC-IRAP’s Web site http://nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/irap

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AXYS Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems.  For further information contact AXYS at:  info@axys.com or www.axystechnologies.com.