Canarie Launches No-Cost Cloud Boosterpacks For Canadian Startups

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  • At present, BoosterPacks will focus on Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and data analytics
  • The funding for DAIR Cloud BoosterPacks is provided through Canarie’s private sector innovation mandate, funded by the government of Canada

Canarie has launched no-cost cloud Boosterpacks to help Canadian entrepreneurs enhance their learning of emerging technologies and use the agility of cloud computing. The Boosterpacks consist of cloud resources and knowledge about emerging technologies, built by Canadian businesses who shared their expertise in that technology.

At present, the BoosterPacks will focus on Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and data analytics and have been built by experienced Canadian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs Apption, BluWave-ai, Carla Margalef Bentabol, and reelyActive says Canarie.

Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research

Mark Wolff, chief technology officer, Canarie, says, “The substantial learnings and expertise of experienced SMEs will help early-stage businesses benefit from new technologies faster and avoid pitfalls in their design and development. I hope that as many young companies as possible take advantage of the bundle of resources provided through BoosterPacks.”

Canarie says each BoosterPack includes three components. The first part of it consists of a Flight plan that has documentation of implementation and architecture options, key learnings, and resources to minimize the learning curve for new technologies. Secondly, there is a launch code which gives a sample solution that demonstrates the technology, together with software code to launch the sample solution. It also has a Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research ( DAIR) cloud platform that gives monthly credits, (up to one year) from hosted-in-Canada cloud providers to build, test, and experiment with pre-revenue products and services.

The funding for DAIR Cloud BoosterPacks is provided through Canarie’s private sector innovation mandate, funded by the government of Canada. In order to access DAIR Boosterpacks, Canadian startups and SMEs have to complete a brief application to describe how the resources will be used and commit to providing feedback about the impact of DAIR on their business.

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