April 8, 2022
Blackberry/QNX software is already incorporated into 68% of the global EV market by volume, through partnerships with 23 of the top 25 EV makers!
For the team at L-SPARK, the main focus for the Quarter was the launch of two new Accelerator programs — the Calian L-SPARK MedTech Accelerator and the Blackberry IVY L-SPARK Accelerator.
The Calian L-SPARK MedTech Accelerator is designed to help small- and medium sized technology companies (SMEs) grow their businesses by bringing new products to market that are integrated with the Calian Digital Health Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) — a technology bundle for enabling value-added functionality across the care spectrum.
Applications for the Accelerator generated a short-list of ten companies — Canadian companies focused on solutions including care-team collaboration, education content creation, patient engagement technologies, remote patient monitoring and patient medication management. Each of the companies then participated in an L-SPARK bootcamp, and four were selected to form the inaugural Accelerator cohort. Those companies have now moved into the first product development stages and are also working with Calian sales and distribution channels to build initial relationships within their very large customer base.
By comparison, the BlackBerry IVY L-SPARK Accelerator sought applications from companies focused on developing solutions for the emerging range of modern, connected and electric vehicles, and wanting to benefit from being part of the extensive BlackBerry IVY ecosystem.
Blackberry/QNX software is already incorporated into 68% of the global EV market by volume, through partnerships with 23 of the top 25 EV makers! Blackberry IVY is the new scalable, cloud-connected Intelligent Vehicle Data software platform from the company. It is designed to be integrated into these modern vehicles to help manufacturers and consumers benefit from the considerable computing power and connectivity they now boast. The platform presents vehicle data in a normalized format, enabling insights to be consumed easily by third-party applications resident on or off the vehicle and managed through a cloud console. These applications are expected to bring innovation and improvement to the driver and passenger experiences in the vehicles.
These two new programs are helping ensure 2022 is off to a fast start for L-SPARK and the team, and that they continue to attract, mentor and help accelerate some of the best and most innovative new companies in the Canadian technology ecosystem …l-spark.com