Meet the second cohort of the Hub350 x L-SPARK Living Lab Accelerator
In collaboration with Hub350 and the Kanata North Business Association (KNBA), L-SPARK is thrilled to announce the companies selected to participate in the second cohort of the Hub350 Living Lab Accelerator!
Over the course of four months, the companies will collaborate closely with a partner in the Kanata North Technology Park to implement a pilot project, while also working towards their business objectives with L-SPARK mentorship. The program will feature 5G and digital transformation use cases, demonstrating the potential of these technologies across various sectors, including hospitality, property management, maintenance, and transportation.
The companies that make up the second Hub350 Living Lab Accelerator cohort are:
Soralink offers a complete solution for industrial machine condition monitoring, failure prediction, predictive maintenance, as well as productivity tracking. Their solution includes a sensor, an LTE gateway, a cloud-base AI prediction engine and a custom-built dashboard.
Micro Engineering Tech Inc. pioneers cutting-edge autonomous vehicle navigation solutions, revolutionizing transportation with precise and efficient routing algorithms. Their innovative technology seamlessly combines AI and sensor fusion to navigate complex environments, ensuring safe, reliable, eco-friendly journeys for the future.
Zendelity improves operational efficiency for physical operating compliance. Their solution automates the communication of operating procedures, enhances visibility, and offers real-time compliance monitoring. This system of record helps identify areas for improvement and facilitates data-driven discussions with insurance providers, regulators, and brand standard setters.
B-Line is an innovative smart building platform that uniquely serves the hospitality industry with digital access, room and desk booking, space optimization, and guest experiences. Their standout feature includes the provision of a seamless, app-less digital key access, enabling guests to secure entry without the need to download an app, simplifying the guest experience and providing a competitive advantage for hospitality providers.
Aurrigo’s self-driving pods provide mobility within urban areas, shopping malls, airports, university campuses, science parks and other areas that are poorly served by traditional transport providers. Integrating seamlessly into the transport mix, Aurrigo’s on demand, autonomous passenger carrying pods work alongside traditional forms of transport such as taxis, buses and light rail.
With more than 540 companies spanning various technology sectors, Kanata North Technology Park provides access to a diverse range of potential customers and use cases, enabling these startups to refine and validate their solutions in a dynamic environment. Combined with the support and dedicated mentorship provided by L-SPARK, startups have the freedom to experiment, iterate, and innovate. The opportunity for startups to partner with a KNBA member company fosters a spirit of collaboration, allowing founders to refine their business models and navigate potential challenges more efficiently, “Building on our pilot last year, we are thrilled to have such a diverse and exciting group of companies as part of this cohort. I can’t wait to see what they will demonstrate by the end of the program.” says Elza Seregelyi, Director at L-SPARK.
Each company will have the chance to showcase their solution at the Hub350 Annual Partner Summit in November, marking the end of the program and celebrating Kanata North’s partner community at-large.
Amanda Gordon, Chief of Staff for KNBA shares “With a high concentration of technology companies and postsecondary institutions, we strongly believe this is an ideal environment for an accelerator that focuses on innovation – testing and deployment projects from connected vehicles to smart buildings and digital health. KNBA has developed this Living Lab Accelerator to tap into this eagerness for innovation and offer a unique environment for the accelerated deployment of next generation technology solutions.”
Guy Levesque, Board Chair for KNBA supports this view. “By continuing to showcase the art of the possible and supporting Canada to be a globally recognized destination for tech innovation, KNBA will build recognition of this jewel for Canada. With a complete and connected 5G innovation zone serving as the launch for a living lab community with future integrated infrastructure and technology related to “Smart Cities”, this region is building a mixed-use commercial and residential community. Our KN visionary leaders appreciate and support a future that is not only promising for this large employment node and economic generator, but also strategically important for Canada.”