Updated: Oct 20
We are proud to announce that QuantoTech was selected for the BC Fast Pilot Program to showcase our enclosed grow system at two sites in the Mackenzie B.C. region.
Federal and provincial funding will help 22 B.C. companies pilot technology at customer sites and create new jobs across the province.
September 17, 2020 – Vancouver, B.C – National Research Council of Canada The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) and Innovate BC, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to invest more than $2M in research and development funding for 22 new projects through the B.C. Fast Pilot Program.
This is the second MOU NRC IRAP and Innovate BC have signed, and marks the second round of B.C. Fast Pilot funding. The B.C. Fast Pilot Program helps SMEs design, build, and operate a pilot plant or small demonstration of their technology in real-world conditions. The program allows B.C. technology companies to demonstrate the impact of their product, measure the value of their solution, and encourage customer adoption. For customers, the program offers a way to minimize some of the risk that traditional industries encounter when adopting new technologies.”
This program not only allows us to showcase our systems, but helps increase food security and job promotion to the region as we implement our pilot.
“Today’s partnership between NRC IRAP and Innovate BC will help small and medium-sized businesses grow and compete in the global marketplace. By supporting these tech companies, our government is helping to create more jobs across B.C. while getting new, innovative ideas off the ground.” The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.
“We are very thankful to have been selected for the BC Fast Pilot Program along with many other innovative companies. Increasing food security to remote and northern communities has been a long-term goal for us as we’ve developed our technology. This pilot allows us to take a huge step forward towards that goal through a real-world pilot. We couldn’t have received this funding without the support of our amazing partners: The College of New Caledonia, Ace Victory Building Center, and Tsay Keh Dene Nation,” Alycia van der Gracht, Founder.
We are excited to get our pilot up and running and begin proving the value of our technology in improving food security, and food quality, for communities Canada-wide.
QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting and grow systems to commercial growers.