On Friday, the Government of Canada’s Build in Canada Innovation Program announced that it would invest in a Sudbury-based water filtration technology.
Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, made the announcement that Activated White Ltd. of Sudbury, Ontario, received a $104,075 contract for its Activated White Portable Water Filtration System.
“By partnering with home-grown companies like Activated White, the Build in Canada Innovation Program is helping propel Canadian innovations into the marketplace,” said MP Lefebvre.
The filtration technology uses a form of polymer resin that filters water by absorbing various contaminants, including sulfur and hydrocarbons, such as oil, gas, and diesel. The technology will be tested by Indigenous Services Canada.
“Our company manufactures and sells a revolutionary polymer resin which absorbs oils, chemicals, and gases. Getting our first major client in the water filtration market has been a challenge as we develop a disruptive technology, since normally water is shipped to large filtering facilities,” said Dennis Reich M.D., CEO, Activated White Ltd. “The BCIP program allowed us to highlight our benefits to First Nation communities with diesel contaminated ground water. We are extremely thankful to the Government of Canada for this truly useful program which helps companies catapult into the market.”
Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), Public Services and Procurement Canada bridges federal departments who have an operational need with innovative businesses who can fill the gap. Purchasing departments test the innovations in real-life settings and provide feedback, as well as that critical first reference.
To find out how the program can help launch your innovation, visit the Build in Canada Innovation Program website.