OTTAWA — The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has selected mentees for the 2020/21 CONtact innovator mentorship program.
More than 17 applications were received from candidates across Canada and nine were selected by an independent panel of experts based on their innovative industry solutions, which range from artificial intelligence (AI) applications to advanced building materials, representing the diverse and technology driven solutions available to the industry.
The mentees will be matched with industry experts who will provide feedback on the product features and functionalities through to go-to-market strategies, indicates a release.
The 2020/21 CONtact innovator mentorship mentees are:
- CHEKit Ltd. Calgary; Deformance Design Labs Inc. – Vancouver;
- Eterio Realities Inc. – Victoria;
- Grand River Business Intelligence Inc. – Waterloo;
- Harbr Inc. – Halifax;
- MEPvity Inc. – Saint John;
- Persistent Ventures Inc. – Fredericton;
- Robolution Technology Inc. – Edmonton; and
- RoCo Industries Inc. – Ottawa.
For the first time this year, the top three mentees will have an opportunity to present their solutions at a Construction Den session during the 2021 CCA annual conference billed Virtually Unstoppable.
“With a heightened drive for innovation, the CONtact mentorship initiative provides the perfect platform to nurture innovative solutions to transform the industry,” said Mary Van Buren, CCA president, in a statement. “We are excited to help the 2020/21 mentees’ products and solutions progress to the next level by increasing their exposure to industry experts.”
CONtact is an initiative with support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program.