GATINEAU, Que.—The governments of Canada and Quebec have granted $220,860 in funding to Gatineau-based Tyto Robotics Inc. for the marketing of the company’s instrumentation systems in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
Created in 2014 through an incubation program at the University of Ottawa, Tyto Robotics specializes in the design and sale of instruments that test the performance of drone motors and other remote-controlled objects.
The funding will allow the company to present itself in target markets, hire a marketing resource, attend specialized trade shows, conduct advertising and promotional activities, become a member of various associations and have its products certified.
The federal contribution of $172,810 was provided by Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions and the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program.
The Quebec government’s contribution of $48,050 was granted through the Programme Exportation of the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (MESI), and the InnoExport investment fund.
“The support from Canada Economic Development and through the MESI’s Programme Exportation has allowed us to meet with new foreign clients and attend our industry’s most important trade shows. Thanks to this assistance, we stand a good chance of becoming the leader in test equipment for autonomous aerial vehicles,” said Charles Blouin, president of Tyto Robotics Inc.
The project is expected to create two jobs, in addition to the five people who already work for the company.