SHERBROOKE, QC, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, the Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy and strengthening the middle class, as well as helping those working hard to join it.
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, on behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, today announced that the Government of Canada is investing in an innovative security solution to detect the presence of suspicious powders, liquids and substances in mail.
RaySecur International Inc. received a $526,003 contract for its cutting-edge MailSecur Device. The MailSecur Device is a real-time 360-degree imaging system (similar to a CT scan). It has a transportable and light-weight design and is more efficient and accurate than traditional X-ray or handheld inspection methods. The innovation is being tested at the Canada Border Services Agency, Global Affairs Canada and Correctional Service Canada.
This investment was made through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, which helps Canadian innovators land their first sale and have their innovations tested by the Government of Canada. This program is just one of the many ways the Government of Canada supports innovation and small and medium-sized businesses across Canada.
Canadian innovators can submit their proposals on the Build in Canada Innovation Program website.
"Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, our government is supporting companies like RaySecur International Inc. by matching their innovative products with government needs. The program helps companies find a crucial first customer, while departments get early access to useful state-of-the-art technologies. "
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
"Our country has many companies like RaySecur International Inc. that are helping Canada become a leader in cutting-edge technologies. Today's announcement demonstrates our commitment to supporting small and medium-sized businesses throughout Canada."
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau
Minister of International Development and La Francophonie and Member of Parliament for Compton–Stanstead
"Our breakthrough technology is not only unique, it is ensuring the safety of the most prominent people around the globe, from private companies, government agencies, postal agencies, elected officials and celebrities. It is an accurate, safe, cost-effective and user-friendly threat detection system that will transform mail screening by making it widely accessible."
Chief Executive Officer, RaySecur International Inc.
"RaySecur's arrival in Magog is bringing even more enrichment to all the expertise progressively spreading through our information technology community. It also highlights the cutting-edge, highly innovative technology developed by the company and the strong entrepreneurial spirit of its president, Éric Giroux. Through his perseverance, his leadership, his extensive knowledge and skills, he will be able to drive his business towards success."
Director General, Magog Technopole
- Some of MailSecur's primary benefits include:
- The ability to provide safe and accessible detection
- Real-time inspection capabilities that drastically reduce inspection time compared to X-ray and handheld inspection
- Transportable light-weight design (32 kg or 70 lbs)
- More than 270 contracts have been awarded under the Build in Canada Innovation Program
- A total of 57 contracts have been awarded to Quebec companies, for a total value of more than $26 million
- More than $120 million has been awarded in contracts since the Build in Canada Innovation Program began in 2010
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SOURCE Public Services and Procurement Canada
For further information: Ashley Michnowski, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, 819-997-5421; Media Relations, Public Services and Procurement Canada, 819-420-5501, [email protected]