Company is one of 16 Alberta-based tech companies to receive funding through the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative
CALGARY, Alberta--November 28, 2018--QuirkLogic®, the company helping organizations drive innovation by connecting people and content, has received funding from the Government of Canada via the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative. The federal government announced it is providing close to $21 million to drive innovation at 16 companies in Alberta, during an event held on Nov. 14 at QuirkLogic’s Calgary office.
QuirkLogic was selected based on its strengths in the areas of management, technology readiness, market potential, financial capacity and economic benefits. QuirkLogic’s Quilla™ is the leading portable digital writing solution that enables individuals and teams to collaborate and capture their creative intellectual assets in real-time no matter their location.
“Innovation in digital technology is essential to growing our economy, attracting investment, and creating good, middle-class jobs,” says the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada. “This is why the Government of Canada is supporting small- and medium-sized businesses like QuirkLogic in bringing new technologies and ideas to market.”
WINN was created to help companies based in Western Canada grow the innovation potential of all of Canada and position the country as a global center of excellence. This collaboration of government and private industry helps western Canadian entrepreneurs overcome the challenges of bringing game-changing innovation to market.
“QuirkLogic is focused on providing solutions to enable businesses to create and collaborate in new ways,” says Nashir Samanani, Co-founder & CEO of QuirkLogic. “This investment will help us to continue to innovate our product offering, and expand the adoption of Quilla in education, healthcare, business and other industries in our key markets.”
About QuirkLogic, Inc.
Founded in 2013, QuirkLogic helps teams to drive innovation by connecting people and content to facilitate collaborative, real-time ideation and effective solutions to your most challenging problems. The company’s flagship product, Quilla, is the leading real-time ideation solution designed to support the creative process. The solution consists of the world’s largest mobile digital writing devices linked to a proprietary and secure cloud-based collaboration and storage platform. Companies in various market segments including design, architecture, construction, technology, healthcare and education have turned to QuirkLogic to modernize how they work together to brainstorm, strategize, organize and develop their creative thinking, all of which is the genesis for corporate strategy and innovation. For more information, visit www.quirklogic.com; also follow QuirkLogic on LinkedInTM, TwitterTM and FacebookTM.
About Western Economic Diversification Canada
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) promotes the development and diversification of the economy of Western Canada and advances the interests of the West in national economic policy, program and project development and implementation.
WD administers programs that advance innovation, business development and community economic development in rural and urban areas throughout the four western provinces. For more information visit https://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/home.asp
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