Approved RIIEO Projects 2019/2020

For Profit

Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation- Cornwall, ON

The project consists of six areas where they would like to dramatically innovate – estates/estate planning; hardware and software; name and branding; physical space (co-working space) file storage, staffing and future employee/contractor relationships; and adding a meeting space in Glengarry. The changes to be supported by the Rural Innovation Initiative would focus on the hardware and software, helping them transition to “new law” – becoming an agile law firm taking advantage of technology and offering services in an innovative and responsive way using AI and document automation. They will be able to serve a larger volume of clients and can increase their client base to the entire province, or anyone in the world who owns property in Ontario. (Year 1 of 2)

Approved: August 15th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000 Total


Arrowhead Development- Cornwall, ON

Arrowhead Development is creating a decentralized land registry ecosystem that records ownership, liens, insurance, chronicles significant changes, establishes trust in property stewardship through transparency, and provides a future proof solution for monitoring property stewardship utilizing blockchain technology. Arrowhead, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa has already developed a Proof of Concept but is proposing through this request to further build out their Proof of Concept with use cases, move towards developing the app, and filing the provisional patent to align themselves with a strategic partner.

Approved: July 2nd, 2019
Amount of Funding: $ 25,000


Black River Wealth Ltd. Cornwall, ON

Black River Wealth Ltd. is creating a digital platform that helps users identify and track their financial gaps and goals, and harnesses unique behavioral insights to provide hyper-personalized in-the-moment guidance to close the gap between a user’s intentions and their desired outcomes. The platform’s objective is to measure and improve a user’s overall financial health no matter where they are in their financial lives. They are in the final stages of production of a conceptual prototype and on a path to develop an MVP over the next 6 months. Building this platform will allow the organization to scale up processes and become a leader within a multi-billion-dollar niche opportunity within the financial services industry.

Approved: August 15th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000


Busitech/Webtech Design Co.- Cornwall, ON

Busitech will be launching the new version of their software, Quality Window 6. The core structure of the software being rebuilt with key innovations in the proprietary database system and file permissions allowing customers to now be able to take advantage of mobile and cloud-based technology. These new innovations to their product will provide a significant competitive advantage, sales growth from the new software launch along with digital marketing service improvements and retooling of their current support offerings.

Approved: June 17th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $ 25,000


Cornwall Roof Truss Inc.- Cornwall, ON

The proposed project is addressing their current process by incorporating a laser projection system. It will enable the workers to have a visual reference of what they are assembling projected onto the assembly table in front of them utilizing laser project heads that are mounted to the ceiling and connected to a networked computer that uses truss files to project. Not only will this be able to decrease the production time allowing a much higher product yield, but will also create a more accurate product, and allow the opportunity to hire employees with less experience in construction increasing their available pool of workers.

Approved: June 17th, 2019
Project cost: $25,000


Formax Plastics Inc.- Alexandria, ON

Formax has decided to invest in more modern injection-molding machines that will enable them to be more efficient, in terms of energy use, production costs and competitive advantage. This equipment will help to maintain their current clients and reach out to new ones. This new focus is due to the interest of Canada’s federal government to ban single use plastic and the fact that a percentage of their current revenues are from clients buying single use plastic products. They are looking at effective solutions to not only survive a single use plastic ban but expand and grow through it.

Approved: July 16th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000


iKare.Med Inc. (ActivKare) Cornwall, ON

Their current project will be three phases involving the device Contiform for women suffering from Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Phase 1 focusing on access to new global markets, Phase 2 research and development, and Phase 3 manufacturing.

Approved: August 15th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000


M.B. Foster Associates Limited- Chesterville, ON

The project is to develop the website, collateral materials and design a “go-to-market” strategy specific to brining the UDACentral to market. This innovative toolset has revolutionised data migration processes. This projects processes include various tests for collaterals, observation of client uses of the product, iterations on the training materials. The intent is to add short videos to guide potential customers through the FAQs.

Approved: August 15th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000


M.P.I.Q.C. Inc. Cornwall, ON

Their proposed project includes utilizing an existing technology and innovating it by using Nitrogen in the product mix, producing a perfectly smooth conformal coating finish of both the acrylic and silicon types in compliance with the NADCAP standards allowing them to move ahead of the competition, expand their business, and achieve a better overall market ranking. This will also help significantly in increasing both the avionics (newly targeted customer nice as recently been AS9100 certified, an aerospace certification) and non-avionics segments of the business, and overall revenue.

Approved: August 15th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000


Papeterie Alexandria Stationary, Alexandria ON

The objective of this project is to better serve their clients by offering them a wider array of product, superior printing quality and faster production times.  With the purchase of equipment, their aim is to make themselves the one stop shop for all your business needs. This piece of equipment has the ability to do more job types of printing in house, their clients will get more consistent print quality across the board. This maximizes productivity resulting in less customer wait times, and with shorter more manageable turnaround times they can focus on improving quality, cutting back on waste and saving energy.

Approved: October 30th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000


Peachey Honey Farm Ltd. (TrueBee Honey) South Stormont, ON

The proposed project is an implementation of a new line of honey processing + packing equipment. This adaptation of new technologies + new automated equipment will generate increased value for their business through the successful application of a new process to help them grow + adapt with market demand and expand into new markets. It will also help them build on their existing momentum, retain jobs and even possibly create new jobs. Presently, they use hand bottling machines and even hand labeling for some orders. Their objective through this project is to switch to a completely automated packaging process, which will include an automated turn table, bottle sorter, bottle fillers and labeling.

Approved: August 15th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000


Rideau Elevator Services Inc. Cornwall, ON

The project incorporates a software-based system into an organization previously using outdated methods. The new system will act as a complete infrastructure foundation upon which their ability to service their customers is built. It will be able to be used for multiple purposes; dispatching service calls, elevator specific profiles, ordering parts, emergency response, and generally streamlining the process between business and customer in order to fix the elevators faster. A customer will be able to report an issue through an application or an online portal where the business will be able to see specific details regarding that individual elevator prior to even attending the site, and record parts, maintenance schedules etc. Without a system of this kind the company is aware their inefficiency grows with the addition of each new client, the implementation of this software as well as the creation of a new engineering position will drastically improve Rideau Elevators ability to grow.

Approved: August 15th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000


Seguin Financial Inc. – Cornwall, ON

This project has been created in response to a trend of a lack of technology that Seguin Financial has witnessed in the region’s small businesses and non-profit organizations. There were many organizations searching out their services while remaining completely paper-based, using a manual cash register, handwriting cheques etc. which leads to an inability to understand the profitability of one’s own business. They are proposing a project that includes specific seminars on teaching local businesses about the many modern tools available in accountant related activities, and how they can be used. The seminars will be held at locations in Akwesasne, Cornwall and the United Counties of SDG. This project not only has the potential of upgrading many local organizations to adopt innovation and technology in their day-to-day operations but also the opportunity for growth of both customers and sales for this new business in Cornwall. (Year 1 of 2)

Approved: July 16th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000 Total


Upper Canada Creamery Inc.- Iroquois, ON

This new project is an implementation of a new line of products for U.C.C, Ghee butter. It is a product that naturally falls in line with their purpose to provide high quality, full fat dairy products. Ghee is a growing trend in the market and will create a significant growth opportunity for the business. They will be working in collaboration with St. Francis Herb Company to fulfill a contract to co-pack/private label Natural & Organic Ghee for that organization. However, by starting out producing their product this project will also allow them to create their own Biemond brand of Ghee along with bringing an outside company’s business into South Dundas.

Approved: June 17th, 2019
Project cost: $25,000


Xenopus Inc. Morrisburg, ON

In response to the dramatically changing international regulatory environment, and requirements for data gathering, reporting, labelling, and traceability Xenopus Inc. is attempting to innovate their software system to compete better globally. Xenopus intends to create its own software to accomplish this by starting with a simple warehouse management software that is used to track bar coded product and to modify the program to incorporate production and quality data gathering into the system.

Approved: August 15th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000


SigmaPoint Technologies Inc.- Cornwall, ON

SigmaPoint is in the process of implementing state-of-the-art equipment to support advanced manufacturing. It plans to implement a state-of-the-art intelligent automatic masking and conformal coating system. This implementation will not only make SigmaPoint more competitive with the largest multi-nationals in EMS space, but have an impact on the entire Eastern Ontario Region. In short, the industry 4.0 compatible system will allow for automatic masking of protected areas and conformal coating of target areas.

Approved: January 23rd, 2020
Amount of Funding: $25,000


Not For Profit

Cornwall Innovation Centre- Cornwall, ON

They are looking to add a true, “Maker Space”, to their innovation centre, reserving over 500 square feet of space within their new co-working space in order to launch. It should attract artists, creators, and businesses looking to create and prototype products. The maker space will require high tech equipment, branding/marketing, and the help of, “Maker Space”, consultants to develop the curriculum that attracts schools and students. The project will help them as an innovation centre as well, in that it will attract new potential clients, and be a focal point of helping small businesses in the area access 3D printers, vinyl printers, photo studio etc.

Approved: August 15th 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000


Launch Lab (Eastern Ontario) Inc. – Akwesasne, Cornwall, SDG, ON

Funding summary: The Project objective is to support entrepreneurs and their companies in partnership with the CFDC in order to drive prosperity and job creation throughout the region. Launch Lab’s mentorship and advisory services are driven by our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) who manage our client engagements. EIRs have extensive experience in sectors that include ICT, advanced manufacturing, clean/green tech, and life science/health care. Launch Lab will commit to a regular schedule of client engagement, based on regional client demand that will include: Business Acceleration Bootcamps, EIR Mentorship Program, and the Amplify Program.

Approved: June 13th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000


St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

This project contains two primary objectives; Enhance capacity within the River Institute to promote business growth of RiverLabs and provide Canadian Organic Growers (COG) the necessary spatial data and analysis to enhance their recruitment efforts through the acquisition and updating of drones and imaging software.

Approved: August 15th, 2019
Amount of Funding: $25,000