Local companies, university get international funding

Local business Evasight Instrument Inc. and CubeWerx Inc., as well as the University of Ottawa Eye Institute, receive up to $600,000 in funding for projects to co-develop technology with companies in India. Evasight and the university, in partnership India’s L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Evasight.jpgReddy Campus LV and Polymer Tech International, are working with biomimetic materials to repair eye tissue, helping to deal with the shortage of donated cornea outside the developed world. Gatineau-based spatial software maker CubeWerx Inc. is teaming with Infotech Enterprises Ltd. of Andhra Pradesh, India, to design, implement and deliver a commercial interoperable geo-portal product for the spatial data infrastructure market. The collaborations are among ten projects awarded a total of more than $17-million from federal initiative International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada Inc. and the Indian government, to help encourage international trade and economic development.

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