An Interview With Clearpath Robotics CEO Matt Rendall


Founded in 2009 by four University of Waterloo grads, Clearpath Robotics has racked up some hefty clients, including the Canadian Space Agency and the Department of National Defence. Last August, the company rather brilliantly earned itself some organic publicity by penning an open letter taking a stand against the development of “killer robots”, or autonomous […]

Augmented Reality Glasses Getting Closer To Reality


This report was adapted by Cantech Letter from a piece prepared by Sophic Capital. For the original report, and more in-depth research, please visit Sophic Capital’s website, here. Awed by the AWE 2015 Conference We briefly discussed the potential of augmented reality in our three virtual reality research reports. We knew that augmented reality is […]

Urthecast soars after company says it will launch earth observation satellites


Shares of Urthecast (TSX:UR) are up today after the company Friday said it would design, build, and launch the world’s first fully-integrated, multispectral optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) commercial constellation of Earth Observation satellites in 2019 and 2020. “We’ve been working on the Constellation for over a year now and we’re delighted by the […]

Nova Scotia’s Spring Loaded Technology Wins BDC Young Entrepreneur Award


Dartmouth’s Spring Loaded Technology has won the $100,000 2015 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award to help develop their Bionic Boost knee-brace product. Co-founders Chris Cowper-Smith and Bob Garrish began developing their knee brace technology three years ago and have amassed a team of medical research advisers and product developers to help enhance the power generated by […]

Vancouver’s Recon Instruments Acquired by Intel


Vancouver smart eyewear specialists Recon Instruments has been acquired by Intel. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rumours pegged the deal at $175 million, a figure which a spokeswoman from Intel told Business in Vancouver is not accurate. Intel previously invested $4 million in Recon Instruments in 2013 through its Intel Capital fund. “Going […]

DIRTT Environmental’s bought deal was a shrewd move, says Paradigm

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DIRTT Environmental’s (TSX:DRT) decision to raise capital was well timed, says Paradigm Capital analyst Spencer Churchill. Last Thursday, DIRTT completed a $43.21-million bought deal financing that was led by Raymond James and included Cormark, National Bank, Beacon, Paradigm, Laurentian and Haywood Securities. Churchill points out that strong interest in the deal upsized it by 25%, […]

Exco Technologies is firing on all cylinders, says Industrial Alliance


Industry trends and operational improvements are driving gains at Exco Technologies (TSX:XTC) that have Industrial Alliance analyst Neil Lindsell feeling bullish about the company. Lindsell today issued a research report on Exco to clients in which he assumed coverage of the company. The analyst promptly gave it a “Top Pick” rating and one year target […]

Apivio still has triple digit upside, says PI


Apivio Systems (TSX:APV) has had a strong start to 2015, but there’s lots of upside left in the stock, says PI analyst Pardeep Sangha. Last Friday, Apivio reported its Q1, 2015 results. The company lost $193,276 on revenue of $11.6-million, a topline that was up 24.4% over the same period last year. “Our focus in […]