There’s a new lab at Hub350, courtesy of L-SPARK, Canada’s largest accelerator for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies.
As the tech park is a place for businesses to grow, thrive and make connections, it was a natural fit when Hub350 reached out to L-SPARK to create and run a targeted accelerator program out of the new community space. The result is the Living Lab Accelerator, which will showcase “innovative digital transformation and/or 5G-enabled solutions with use cases” from the Kanata North tech park.
The four-month accelerator program covers all of the business park’s verticals: commercial, residential, education, health, entertainment, social, mobility and the environment.
“L-SPARK is excited to partner with Hub350 on this unique opportunity to support the growth of emerging companies and showcase their innovative solutions in action right here in our own community,” says Leo Lax, executive managing director at L-SPARK.
The companies that make up the first Hub350 Living Lab Accelerator cohort include:
- Kirality provides fast, safe and reliable drone logistics services to transport a variety of goods, including first aid, in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way.
- Teldio enables enterprises to easily and seamlessly connect people, systems, and equipment through automated workflows using a no-code integration platform.
- HILO is a rapid-deployment Workplace Engagement Platform for the hybrid world that connects people to buildings whether they are at work, at home, or anywhere in between.
- thinkRF is revolutionizing wireless network monitoring and intelligence with real-time insights on the state of wireless technologies that characterize, optimize and protect vital radio frequency (RF) spectrum networks.
“These companies and their solutions are a great example of the diverse and innovative technologies being developed and implemented in Kanata North. Together with our partners and stakeholders, they are contributing to the vibrant culture of collaboration across Canada’s largest tech hub,” said Jamie Petten, executive director of the Kanata North Business Association.
“We are looking forward to seeing these and other applications deployed and showcased as part of the Hub350 Living Lab as we build towards our shared vision of a complete and connected innovation community here in the Nation’s capital.”