Granby, Québec’s Technologies Maid Labs has received $50,000 in government funding to take its water and wastewater software products into the U.S. market.
In 2017, the Government of Canada adopted a plan to support Canadian entrepreneurs in their search for innovative solutions that will serve communities. The funding granted to Technologies Maid Labs is from the Canada Economic Development (CED) for Quebec Regions, which is in line with the government’s intent to provide innovative businesses with adequate resources to create and commercialize innovative products.
The announcement was made this morning by Pierre Breton, Member of Parliament for Shefford, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.
“Technologies Maid Labs is leveraging products that combine precision and flexibility without the costly infrastructure work that is needed for the installation of traditional technologies,” said Breton. “This technological breakthrough gives the company a strong competitive advantage to continue to penetrate the U.S. market. I am proud to support the growth of this SME, which has combined know-how with technology.”
Founded in 2013, Technologies Maid Labs Inc. manufactures monitoring, measurement and data-logging instrumentation and software for wastewater and drinking water pumping stations. The business has recently filed a patent application to confirm its position as a global leader in the development of a computational algorithm that gives its technology a high degree of precision in data interpretation. Technologies Maid Labs provides municipalities and wastewater management organizations with instrumentation that helps them achieve cost savings, carry out preventive maintenance and make better use of their existing equipment, based on the events that need to be addressed.
“The funding from CED will help us step up our commercialization efforts in the United States, giving more North American municipalities access to innovative and less costly solutions that will ensure sound wastewater management,” said Valérie Caron, director general, Technologies Maid Labs.
This repayable contribution was awarded through CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP), within the broader framework of the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan. The project will also create one permanent job in the company.