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Welcome. Herb Woods Chair Chair@ottawawirelesscluster.com www.OttawaWirelessCluster.com. Mission.

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welcome

Welcome

Herb Woods

Chair

Chair@ottawawirelesscluster.com

www.OttawaWirelessCluster.com

mission
Mission

The Ottawa Wireless Cluster (OWC) continually strives to cultivate and accelerate Ottawa’s wireless sector through leadership, technology, government relations, research, education, mentoring,investment, recruiting, networking and promotion.

the owc is
The OWC is..
  • A forum for networking and idea exchange
  • An industry advocate speaking to elected officials and regulators
  • A promoter of the industry’s progress, successes, goals and positions to national and international media
  • A business development service provider to member companies
goals
Goals
  • Work together with wireless infrastructure companies, investors, educational institutions, government agencies, standards bodies and other technology companies
  • Build awareness of Ottawa’s wireless industry in Canada, USA and Internationally
  • Assist Ottawa's wireless industryto develop new business opportunities
  • Develop human resource capabilities in wireless to generate innovation and growth
seed cluster
Seed Cluster
  • Seed Cluster – started in June 2002
  • Mix of established firms and startups
  • Establish Ottawa as an internationally recognized center of excellence for wireless
  • Helping develop new business opportunities for Ottawa’s wireless industry
encourage linkages
Encourage Linkages
  • Product and market development partnerships
  • Educational and training linkages – Ottawa U., Carleton and Algonquin
  • Innovation linkages – NRC, CRC, NCIT, CITO, OWRA
  • Government – Industry Canada, CRTC
  • Financial – raise awareness in banking, Angel and VC communities
  • Commercial – reaching out to Clusters in BC, California, Boston, Cambridge UK
  • Australia and New Zealand?
wireless in ottawa
Wireless in Ottawa
  • New Industry Survey - Deloitte Touche
  • Areas of critical mass
    • Companies – over 70
      • 50 homegrown
      • 10 US-based
      • 10 global
    • Workers - Over 1500
    • Financial Investment - 9% in 2003
  • 2004 – Emergence of Several Companies as industry leaders
our companies
Our Companies
  • Wireless applications
  • Enabling software - billing
  • Service Providers
  • Service management and provisioning
  • Hardware
  • Semiconductor
  • Infrastructure
  • Among others
the ottawa industry
The Ottawa Industry
  • Areas of Activity:
    • 802.11, 802.16, 2.5G, 3G, Mesh Networks, Sensor Networks
    • RF, Antennas, Software Radios, Modems
    • Software – embedded, applications, security, payment systems, billing systems, content management systems …
emerging companies
Emerging Companies
  • Point Shot Wireless
    • Wi-Fi on Trains
    • Pilots in Canada, USA and Europe
    • www.pointshotwireless.com
  • ICEFyre
    • Low-power 802.11 chipset
    • OEM agreements in Asia
    • www.icefyre.com
  • BelAir
    • 802.11 Broadband Wireless Access
    • Exterior Infrastructure
    • www.belairnetworks.com
emerging companies1
Emerging Companies
  • True Context
    • Content managementsoftware solution that is optimized for mobility
    • www.truecontext.com
  • Skywave
    • GPS tracking over satellite
    • Marine
    • www.skywave.com
  • Sesame Networks
    • 802.11 Courtesy Access for business and institutions
    • www.sesamenetworks.com
emerging companies2
Emerging Companies
  • Atsana
    • Mobile Video and Imaging Chipsets
    • Accelerate 2D/3D gaming in 2.5G and 3G phones
    • www.atsana.com
annual conferences
Annual Conferences
  • Wireless Industry Conference - Fall
  • Smart City Summit – May
    • Focus on Wireless and Broadband in particular
thanks for visiting ottawa

Thanks for visiting Ottawa

www.OttawaWirelessCluster.com