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Kognitiv Spark wins big at the ACADA Industry Excellence Awards

Oct 10, 2018

Kognitiv Spark wins the ACADA Industry Excellence Award for Most Promising Start-up or Business Diversification

On Wednesday, October 3rd 2018 at the Atlantic Aerospace and Defence (ACADA) Annual Dinner & Networking Reception, we were honored to have won the ACADA Industry Excellence Recognition Awards Most Promising Start-Up or Business Diversification. Only 3 winners were chosen for the ACADA Industry Excellence Awards, and we were thrilled to be in such good company.

Attached Left to Right: Brian Johnston (Chair, ACADA), Yan Simard (CEO, Kognitiv Spark), Greg Burton (Senior Director, Strategic Business Development, DEW Engineering & Development), Paul Evans (President, CarteNav), and Rich Billard (President & CEO, ACADA)

We want to extend enormous congratulations to PAL Aerospace who took home the Innovation Leader Award.  PAL was recognized for the development of its innovative Force Multiplier (FMX) aircraft – an On-Demand Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Special Mission Platform, which will accelerate growth and new global opportunities. PAL engineered and integrated the various on-board systems through significant research and development, with the FMX platform positioned for innovation and advanced product development.

Also, huge congratulations to DEW Engineering and Development who took home the Business Development Distinction award. DEW is the largest manufacturer of ceramic composite armour for vehicles in North America. Having broadened their focus on land equipment into the aviation sector, the company achieved AS9100C certification and won its first aviation component contract in 2017.

The ACADA Annual Dinner is attended by most DEFSEC Atlantic conference attendees and attracts industry influencers, equipment manufacturers, business, military and government partners and domestic and international exhibitors.

The evening is designed to celebrate Atlantic Canadian Small to Medium enterprise (SMEs) for their success and excellence in the aerospace, defence and security industries in three distinct categories.

Last week was an incredibly productive week in Halifax NS for the annual DEFSEC Atlantic conference, with a great awards evening and award to top it off. There are such incredible innovations coming out of Atlantic Canada and it’s events like this that really highlight our local talent and make us proud to be a part of this region.

Take a moment to check out the official release from ACADA here.

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