MANNARINO receives Government of Quebec/CRIAQ funding for a Technology Demonstrator Project
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Monday, 14 May 2018 – The Government of Quebec has attributed funding in the amount of $4.3M to the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ) in support of technology demonstrator projects that respond to the needs of Quebec SMEs within the Quebec aerospace sector. This funding is provided in accordance with the Quebec Aerospace Strategy, where $8.2M will be allocated over a period of 5 years in support of technology demonstrator projects.
At a recent press conference Dominique Anglade, Quebec Deputy Minister, Minister of the Economy, Science and Innovation responsible for Digital Strategy, announced the names of the four SME companies that have been awarded this important funding, namely AV&R, GlobVision, Mannarino Systems & Software and RTI-Claro. This investment of $4.3M added to previous investments made under this funding pool brings the total investments made by the Quebec Government to date to approximately $13M.
“In sustaining the efforts of the CRIAQ aiming to promote collaborative innovation and to support SME projects for this purpose our Government intends to make the Quebec aerospace industry one of the most innovative, competitive and diversified in the world. It is particularly thanks to visionary projects like those announced today, which enhance the expertise and innovative capacity of companies, that can truly give Quebec and its aerospace industry the impetus to prosper in the long term and to further distinguish itself throughout the world.” stated Deputy Minister Dominique Anglade.
“For the past 16 years, the CRIAQ has been executing Quebec Government programs with convincing results for the aerospace sector and the economy in general. We are proud today to complete the innovation supply chain by supporting the technology demonstrator projects of these SME companies. The Government of Quebec has responded adequately to their needs.” stated Denis Faubert, President & Director General of the CRIAQ.
“We have always taken pride in being on the leading edge of technology and we are very proud to have our vision validated by the CRIAQ and the Government of Quebec through their unwavering support of our software project. We applaud the Government of Quebec’s investment in our very important aerospace industry and their firm understanding and commitment of the importance of technological development for future growth and competitiveness of our industry on the global marketplace. We also strongly support the CRIAQ for their ability to recognize the importance of the SME community and the need to partner with universities and companies such as ours to promote and develop technological innovation.” stated John Mannarino. President & Founder of MANNARINO Systems & Software.
MANNARINO Systems & Software, Inc. (MANNARINO) will lead a team of industry professionals and university experts to develop a demonstrator of a RTCA/DO-178C Design Assurance Level A certifiable aerospace software product; the first product development initiative for the company.
MANNARINO will use its experience and expertise to develop a safety-critical software product that will fulfill the aerospace requirements for RTCA/DO-178C Design Assurance Level A software. NordiaSoft will contribute its experience and knowledge in the development and integration of tools required for software development. Concordia University and Polytechnique Montreal will study the use of Cybersecurity and Multi-core microprocessors in the aerospace industry. These are two topics that will be at the technical forefront of the aerospace sector in the near future.
During the demonstrator development, MANNARINO will work with a global aerospace leader to integrate the software product onto an airborne hardware platform currently being developed. The project has the primary objective that by the 2019-2020 timeframe, MANNARINO will have demonstrated its software technology to TRL-6 and integration onto the target hardware platform.