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					                                        A Partnership for the
                                        Commercialization of
                                         Aviation Geomatics
                                             Technology

                                             October 2010




  Building Commercialization Capacity
for Geomatics Technologies in Canada
  Outline

  TECTERRA’s Mission & Objectives
  TECTERRA’s Role and Strategy
  Industry Sectors
  Current Funding
  TECTERRA’s Organizational Structure & Governance
  Current & Future Calls for Proposals
  Collaborations
  Examples of Investment Projects
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TECTERRA’s Mission


TECTERRA contributes to the growth
of the economic activity in Alberta
and the rest of Canada by investing in
and supporting the development &
use of geomatics and related
Information & Communication
Technologies (ICT), products and
services that have positive impact on
the economy, the infrastructure and
integrated resource management
industries.


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  TECTERRA’s Objectives
   Enable and invest in applied R&D aimed at creating commercially viable
    geomatics products and services (e.g. remote sensing imagery, navigation and
    positioning, GIS, web-based services and technologies) for the energy and
    mining, environment, agriculture, forestry and other information management
    applications
   Support new business initiatives (e.g. start-up companies) through the
    investment in commercially viable product and service development initiatives
   Facilitate informative, multi-directional communication between end users,
    technology providers and the applied research sector
   Attract world-class highly qualified research and business professionals that
    are in critical demand by the industry and academia to work in Alberta
   Assist in identifying opportunities to commercialize new products and services
    both locally and internationally

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  Geomatics in Canada
   Canada is a recognized world leader in Geomatics – Geomatics is a key element
    in implementing Canada's Innovation Strategy
   ~ 2,500 firms, >35,000 employees, ~ $2.5B revenue annually representing 20%
    of Global market and growing ~20% per year
             Alberta: 40% of Canadian market
             Alberta: 500 companies & 7300 employees
             Alberta: Growing at 10-15% year à>$5.7B by 2017
             Alberta: Strong research programs at three research-intensive universities with
              vocational support from technical colleges & institutes -60 researchers, 200
              PhD/MSc, 5 major labs
   Geomatics provides critical knowledge & tools to improve productivity &
    decision-making in natural resources, disaster management, municipal services,
    health, education, etc.
   Geomatics is a key component in any IRM-based solution

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  TECTERRA’s Role


  TECTERRA encourages and assists in
  multi-directional collaborations that
  facilitate the commercialization of
  technology solutions to local and
  international integrated resource and
  information management challenges.




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  TECTERRA’s Strategy

  TECTERRA has designed a suite of investment programs
   to achieve its goals and objectives through the funding
   and support of commercialization projects through three
   kinds of partnerships:
             Canadian geomatics industry,
             Alberta university research groups, and
             Canadian resource sector

  TECTERRA’s investment programs are available largely
   through Calls for Proposals soliciting commercialization
   partnerships

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  TECTERRA’s Current Funding
  (5 years – renewable)
                                                                  $33,195,768
                 $21,510,768

                                     $11,510,768                                                                         Advanced Education and Technology



                                     $10,000,000


                 $11,685,000

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  TECTERRA’s Organization Structure

                                                                                      Board of Directors


                                                                                        CEO
                                                                            Dr. Mohamed Abousalem, P.Eng.

                                                                                                                 Office Manager
                                                                                                                Robert Borkowsky

                   CFO                           Scientific Director                     Marketing Communications Manager                                  Commercialization Director
          Gordon Banting               Dr. Naser El-Sheimy, P.Eng.                                      Cheyenne Steffen                                           Richard Gorecki

                                                    Scientific Advisory                                                                                            Business Development
                                                        Committee                                                                                                     Manager (TBH)
                                                                                                                                                                        Project Analyst
                                                                                                                                                                             (TBH)
                                                                                                                                                                      Business Advisory
                                                                                                                                                                         Committee



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TECTERRA’s Governance




                                                                                                                                    Scientific Advisory Committee




                                                                                                                                                                                               Business Advisory Committee
                                                                                                Observers
                                                 Board of Directors
    Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Naser El-Sheimy,                                     Richard Gorecki (Chair)
                         Stephen Mulherin                             Margot Micallef                       Dominique Maillet                                       P.Eng. (Chair)                                           Director of
                         (Chair)                                      Managing Director                     Senior Program                                          Scientific Director                                      Commercialization
                         Partner                                      Oliver Capital Partners               Manager                                                 TECTERRA Inc.                                            TECTERRA Inc.
                         Polar Capital                                Calgary, Alberta                      Centres of Excellence                                   Calgary, Alberta
                         Corporation                                                                        of Canada                                                                                                        Calgary, Alberta
                         Calgary, Alberta                             Brian Olafson                                                                                 Dr. Arturo Sanchez-                                      Eric Kokko
                                                                      (Audit Committee                      Kirk Rockwell                                           Azofeifa, P.Eng.
                         Dr. Mohamed                                  Chair)                                Director                                                                                                         President and CEO
                                                                                                                                                                    Director, Center for                                     ATIC
                         Abousalem (CEO)                              President                             Centres Program                                         Earth Observation                                        Lethbridge, Alberta
                         TECTERRA Inc.                                Brian Olafson and                     Alberta Innovates -                                     Science
                         Calgary, Alberta                             Associates                            Technology Futures                                      University of Alberta
                                                                      Management                                                                                    Edmonton, Alberta                                        Tim Crago
                         Dr. Elizabeth Cannon                         Consulting Ltd.                       Sandra Czuj                                                                                                      VP Business
                         President                                    Edmonton, Alberta                     Director                                                                                                         Development
                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Philippe M. Teillet                                  North West Group
                         University of Calgary                                                              Strategic Initiatives                                   Professor                                                Calgary, Alberta
                         Calgary, Alberta                             Zoran Stakic                          Advanced Education &                                    University of Lethbridge
                                                                      (HR Committee Chair)                  Technology                                              Lethbridge, Alberta
                                                                      CIO                                                                                                                                                    Lisa Smith
                         Dr. Nicholas Chrisman
                                                                      Shaw Communications                                                                                                                                    VP Operations
                         Professor                                                                                                                                  Dr. Brian Mercer
                                                                      Calgary, Alberta                                                                                                                                       Hemisphere GPS
                         Universite Laval /                                                                                                                         Chief Scientist                                          Calgary, Alberta
                         GEOIDE                                                                                                                                     Intermap Technologies
                         Quebec, QC                                   Dr. Gregory Taylor                                                                            Corp.
                                                                      Dean of Science                                                                               Calgary, Alberta                                         Shawn Gervais
                                                                      University of Alberta                                                                                                                                  President
                         Richard Grier
                                                                      Edmonton, Alberta                                                                                                                                      Forge Dynamics
                         (Treasurer)                                                                                                                                Gary Zhang
                         VP Business                                                                                                                                                                                         Edmonton, Alberta
                                                                                                                                                                    President
                         Development                                  Dr. Daniel Weeks                                                                              MRF Geosystems
                         ROHL Geomatics Inc.                          Vice President                                                                                Corporation                                              Ron Hall
                         Edmonton, Alberta                            Research                                                                                      Calgary, Alberta                                         Executive Vice President
                                                                      University of                                                                                                                                          Geomatics
                                                                      Lethbridge                                                                                                                                             Focus Surveys Limited
                         Heather Herring                                                                                                                            Dr. Husam Kinawi
                                                                      Lethbridge, Alberta                                                                                                                                    Partnership
                         (Nominations                                                                                                                               Chief Scientist
                         Committee Chair)                                                                                                                                                                                    Calgary, Alberta
                                                                                                                                                                    Wedge Networks Inc.
                         R&D In Situ                                                                                                                                Calgary, Alberta
                         and Team Lead
                         Total E&P Canada Ltd.
                         Calgary, Alberta                                                                                                                           Dr. Clive Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                    Research Director CRC
                                                                                                                                                                    for Spatial Information
                         Ryan Johnson                                                                                                                               University of Melbourne
                         (Vice Chair)                                                                                                                               Australia
                         President
                         Iunctus Geomatics
                         Corporation
                         Lethbridge, Alberta




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  Partnership Approach

  Canadian Geomatics Industry
             Through CFPs for internal or partnered commercialization
             $50K -$300K/project with a flexible financial model

  Alberta University Research Groups
             Through CFPs for industry-sponsored commercialization
             $50K -$300K/project with a flexible financial model

  Canadian Resource Sector
             Through fielding & solicitation of industry challenges and
              identification of R&D solution partners
             Management of R&D programs on behalf of partners

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  TECTERRA’s Focus

   TECTERRA was created to be a world                                                                                                        Forestry &
                                                                                                                                              Agriculture
    leader in providing IRM technology
    solutions that contribute added
    value to the resource sector,
    including:
      Energy
      Forestry                                                                                                                                  Tecterra
      Agriculture
      Mining
      Water
      Weather
                                                                                                                   Energy&                                                                Water
      Land development                                                                                           Environment
      Land management
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  TECTERRA – Commercialization Focus Areas




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  First Call for Proposals – June 2010
  Industry Partnership Program
   Commercialization projects led by Canadian companies in
    partnership with other Canadian and/or foreign industry,
    academia, government or other stakeholder communities
                 Idea-to-Implementation Projects
                       Up to two years
                       Applied research and development of a technology targeting a specific
                        application in a specific market.
                 Implementation Projects
                       Up to one year
                       Product/service development based on early-stage technology targeting a
                        specific application in a specific market.
   Funding ranging from $50K to $300K per project with a flexible
    financial model

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  Industry CFP Response
   Total # Initial Responses: 32 (Funding $50K - $1M)
   Areas of Application:
                 Oil & Gas: GIS/mapping, safety tracking, earth observations
                 Forestry: inventory management, GIS/wildfire management
                 Utility & Resource Management: inventory & hazard management
                 Civic Services: GIS for Fire/hazard management
                 Land Development: Machine Control, Photogrammetry, sensor technology
                 Mobile Communication: geo-location, location-based marketing
                 GIS/Mapping web portals

   BAC/SAC and Management Review: 12 Full Proposals
   Review/Decision/Notification: Oct 2010
   Funding Agreements: Dec 2010
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  Industry Engagement Model

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  Benefits to Industry Partners

   Partnership opportunities among the strong base of geomatics
    research, industry and end users in Alberta
   Increased access to innovative technology for industry through
    funding and close collaboration with world-class researchers at
    Alberta’s research-leading universities
   Increased commercialization opportunities for research
    institutions through funding and close collaboration with world-
    class geomatics industry in Alberta
   Increased opportunities to develop and market local and global
    geomatics applications through Alberta’s key economic sectors –
    energy, environment, health, education, agriculture and forestry

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  Benefits to Alberta
   Innovation and Commercialization
                 Funding of commercialization projects to address natural resource
                  management challenges
   Talent Training and Retention
                 Develop, attract, and retain in Canada national and world-class business
                  and research professionals that are in critical demand by industry and
                  industry
   Communication, Networking and Public Policy
                 Empowered industry sectors & urban/rural communities whose needs are
                  served through the use of geomatics
                 Improved decision-making and public-policy through improved access to
                  and use of data and information
   Wealth generation in Alberta and across Canada

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  Alberta Universities Programs

  Commercialization
             Funding of applied research in geomatics leading to
                  commercialized product/service
  HQP Training and Placement
             Training, development and placement of Alberta universities
                  HQP into geomatics industry (undergrads, interns & grads)
  Industry Liaison
             Connecting research groups with industry and government
                  agencies

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  HQP Training & Placement Programs

   Direct HQP placement funding by TECTERRA
                 Geomatics and related fields: B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
                 Business: B.Comm., MBA
   University internship placement funding by TECTERRA
                 Geomatics and related fields: B.S.
                 Business: B.Comm.
   University Scholarship Program
                 Top students entering Geomatics and related fields
   Job Fairs
                 Showcase university research graduates and expertise
                 Share industry geomatics human resources needs
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  Industry Liaison Initiatives

   Industry-University workshops funded by TECTERRA
                 Showcase university research areas & expertise and share industry
                  geomatics challenges and needs
                       Matched research-commercialization opportunities
                       Research roadmap aligned with industry requirements
                       Engagement of industry with the university community
                       Promotion of university research programs leading to commercialization
                       Promotion of university graduating HQP

   GECKO Program – GEomatics Commercialization Kick-Off
                 TECTERRA offers up to $25K in support of new geomatics market
                  assessment, IP strategy development & business plan development
                 Approved Service Providers: Innovate Calgary, Tec Edmonton & University
                  of Lethbridge Industry Liaison Office
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  Examples of
  Potential Partnership Projects




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  Potential Projects:
  Keeping Canada Green

   Accurate & up to date map
    information on a forest fire                                                                             Multi-sensor Systems (integration –
    is crucial, enabling ground                                                             R&D              algorithms)
    crews, water bombers &
    helicopters to mount an                                                                     A prototype of a Real-time Forest Fire
                                                                                       TECTERRA Detection and Monitoring System
    effective initial attack                                                            Support

   Integrated imaging sensors                                                                   Forestry, Geomatics service and sensor
    (thermal infra-red cameras)                                                         Industry development companies
    with real time navigation
    technologies (WADGPS and
    low cost INS)


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  Potential Projects:
  Accurate Mapping

   Available geospatial data
    acquisition systems (e.g.                                                                                New sensor calibration and data fusion
    Lidar, hyper-spectral, digital                                                          R&D              techniques
    imaging) provide
    complementary information                                                                   A software tool for the integration and
                                                                                       TECTERRA QA/QC of multi-sensory/platform systems
    about our environment.                                                              Support
   Benefiting from such
                                                                                                 Sensor development and Geomatics
    information is contingent on                                                        Industry service companies, government agencies
    the quality of the individual
    systems – reliable QA/QC
    procedures needed


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  Potential Projects:
  Efficient Information Management

   Development of location-
    based information                                                                                        Efficient storage, access & communication
    management systems for                                                                  R&D              of geo-data on mobile platforms

    safety, tracking and
    optimization applications                                                                   Software development and system
                                                                                       TECTERRA integration for cost effective solutions
                                                                                        Support
   Examples: geo-fencing for
    safety alerts, surveillance                                                                  Field-personnel safety, border protection,
    and infringement                                                                    Industry boundary surveillance & LBS
    management, Location-
    based marketing, etc.



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  Potential Projects:
  Improved Oil Productivity

   Development of an
    innovative next generation                                                                               Sensor de-noising and signal processing
    MEMS-based borehole                                                                     R&D              techniques, optimal integration techniques
    surveying system for MWD
    processes to overcome the                                                                   A prototype systems as well as the
                                                                                       TECTERRA corresponding processing software
    azimuth computation                                                                 Support
    problems
                                                                                                             Oil & Gas companies, drilling companies
   This research should lead to                                                        Industry
    significant improvement in
    accuracy and therefore
    better oil & gas production


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  Visit us online!

  www.tecterra.com




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  Contact Information

            TECTERRA INC.
            120 – 3553 31 St. NW
            Calgary, AlbertaT2L 2K7
            admin@tecterra.com
            T: 403.532.4275
            F: 403.532.4284




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