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Halifax companies chosen for federal government program

Two innovative Halifax companies will be putting their research to work for the Government of Canada, said Liberal MP Geoff Regan.

LED Roadway Lighting Inc. and Extreme Spill Technology Inc. have pre-qualified to be among the first participants in the Canadian Innovation and Commercialization Program (CICP). The companies will now be matched with a federal government department to have their products tested and receive feedback about how they can push into the national and international markets.

“We have brilliant innovators here in Halifax and I am pleased that these two companies will have the opportunity to showcase their leading edge products nationally,” said Regan.

LED Roadway Lighting, whose research and design facility is in Regan’s riding of Halifax West, has designed streetlights that last twice as long and use half the energy of traditional streetlights. Extreme Spill Technology has developed technology to recover spilled oil in conditions of heavy seas and heavy ice.

“These companies have developed products that will help governments protect the environment and reduce energy costs,” Regan said.

Regan recently toured the LED Roadway facilities in Halifax and was impressed not only with the technology, but also by how quickly the company is expanding.

“Here we have a business that is fast becoming a leader in its field and I am thrilled that LED will be participating in this program so that the Government of Canada will have the opportunity to take advantage of this technology and put our local talent on the world stage.”

Source: http://www.bedfordbeacon.com/halifax-companies-chosen-for-federal-government-program-to-promote-innovative-technologies

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