L-SPARK, Canada’s leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) accelerator, has partnered with TELUS, BlackBerry Limited and Solace to launch the Secure IoT Accelerator program to scale Canadian Internet of Things (IoT) ventures for the global market.
With the global IoT market predicted to swell to USD $1.1 trillion by 2021, more complex applications and the need for greater security are driving innovation within the industry, a trend the Secure IoT Accelerator aims to address.
The Secure IoT Accelerator program will support its portfolio companies in developing innovative IoT products and services that leverage the combined capabilities of TELUS Global Connectivity and IoT Cybersecurity services, BlackBerry’s secure operating system, and Solace’s industry-leading data movement capabilities. Woven together, these technologies will enable development of out-of-the-box products and services featuring built-in, end-to-end security, streamlined device management and end user managed access and provisioning.
Companies taking part in the four-month program will receive:
The Secure IoT Accelerator is currently accepting applications from growth stage companies developing IoT products in a variety of industries including: automotive; health technology; access management; smart home and building; retail and supply chain management; logistics and fleet management; natural resources; asset management; among many others.
Ideal applicants must have a Canadian headquarters as well as the required team and financial capacity to execute projects during the accelerator program timeframe.