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Chris Kinderwater
Check out the video on the right, where Chris Kinderwater talks about his journey through product development, and how the Centre for Research & Innovation has helped. Read More
Chris Andersen
Chris Anderson approached the CRI to seek support in review of his project plans to develop a road construction "mat" made from readily available Oriented Strand Board materials. He had identified a need for more cost effective, environmentally friendly materials and recognized an opportunity to utilize materials from Alberta that were readily available. He has extensive background in forestry... Read More
Doug Thompson
Drilling new oil and gas wells is a unique challenge. Crews perform a complex set of procedures, often in remote settings and unfavourable conditions. Temporary pipelines from the well site must be elevated and supported. Traditionally, pipes were braced with timeconsuming pilings, or makeshift stands, which are costly, inefficient and vulnerable to collapse.  Doug Thompson, owner of Hell ‘N’... Read More
Russ Niemi
  When Russ Niemi approached the CRI, he knew he had a great idea, but was unsure of what to do next.  Russ met with our Intellectual Property Lawyer to see if his idea could be protected under a patent.  Russ worked on a prototype, explored sales outlets and to accelerate into the marketplace, he pitched his idea to the CRI Angel Group.  Russ’s good news gets better in striking a deal with Atlas... Read More
Frank Light
Channico offers Fabrication and Welding services as well as machining, equipment overhauls, millwright services, field service and 24 Emergency Service. Channico partnered with Shell Canada to create a well head containment system.  The CRI helped Frank with Intellectual Property questions.   Read More