PIONEERS IN GEOSPATIAL INNOVATION FOR OVER A DECADE
TECTERRA is a non-profit focused on community-level initiatives which grow geospatial thinking, develop skills, and lead to the creation of innovative technology.
Since our inception in 2010, we have helped hundreds of Canadian companies grow and scale their business. With companies working on everything from remote sensing, to navigation, to spatial intelligence, we have propelled the Canadian geospatial industry forward.
THE TECTERRA LEGACY PROGRAM
The program offers financial aid for geomatics undergraduates, helps geomatics graduates commercialize technologies within the university, attracts aspiring geomatics enthusiasts, offers co-op and internship opportunities for job placement, and invests in advanced technology to enhance geomatics education. Its main goals are:
- Development of Highly Qualified Individuals: Nurture the next generation of geomatics and geospatial experts by providing funding for academic programs and initiatives that empower students to excel in this dynamic field.
- Advance Innovation and Commercialization: Stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship in the geomatics industry by assisting graduates in commercializing groundbreaking technologies and fostering a thriving ecosystem for geospatial innovation.
- Connect the Industry with Emerging Talent: Bridge the gap between academic excellence and industry needs by creating co-op and internship programs that enable geomatics students to seamlessly transition into full-time employment.
- Elevating Academic Excellence: Empower universities to procure cutting-edge technology hardware and software for their laboratories, ensuring they can deliver education at the forefront of modern standards.
FULFILLED INNOVATION PROGRAMS
Since TECTERRA’s inception in 2009, the non-profit organization has directly supported hundreds of startups and SMEs through various funding programs like the HIRE and BUILD Programs. The successful outcomes of these emerging technology companies have a substantial positive impact on Canada’s traditional economic sectors while providing important diversification for the economy.