This week Valency had the opportunity to take part in a forum run by Public Works and Government Services Canada, focused on supporting Canadian innovation and innovators.


The Build In Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)

If you’re not aware of it already, the Build In Canada Innovation Program or BCIP was created to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector. It supports awesome innovations by matching the innovation with a federal department to utilize and test the innovation. We were introduced to BCIP a few years ago and have had the good fortune of being matched with a great government agency. The agency will test our Carve for PDRI software innovation as an enabling tool to help  implement PDRI.

The Forum

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the BCIP forum.

The forum was set up so that qualified BCIP innovators could share a bit about their work, and get introduced to government agencies. It turned out to be a very successful day; well worth the miserable traffic to get to Toronto.

Innovators Panel with Valency's Nell van Walsum

Innovators Panel with BCIP’s Sr Director Chris Baird, and Valency’s Nell van Walsum (Centre)

What really struck me was the caliber of innovation that is happening in Canada. Ten different BCIP qualified innovators shared the stage to talk about the amazing things they are doing.

The Innovators

A few of the stand out innovators included:

  • 2G Robotics with their subsea scanners, built right here in Valency’s hometown of Waterloo, ON.
  • Bubble Technologies, providing technological expertise and innovation to help security agencies safely improve radiation, and explosives detection.
  • Cold Block Technologies, changing the speed, accuracy and environmental impact of analyzing elements in mining samples.
  • and of course Valency, which innovating in the world of capital projects delivery and improved scope definition with our Carve for PDRI system.

Here’s a bit about our innovation:

We’re pleased to be starting our work with an important government agency to test out Carve for PDRI. Stay tuned for a very exciting formal press release in the near future!

Special thanks to Sivaraj P and Manny Argiropoulos from the OSME (Office of Small and Medium Enterprises) for a great day, and thanks to BCIP for supporting innovation.

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Mark Anderson

Director of Business Development at Valency
Mark Anderson is responsible for Business Development at Valency. Mark is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and his past experience includes running several companies in the Oil and Gas industry, as well as over 10 years sales and marketing experience in Software, Capital Project and Oil and Gas industries.