MDA's LaunchPad: Partner. Build. Grow.

Collaboration is one of MDA’s core values, and key to our mission is making ambitions come true. This all comes together in MDA LaunchPad, where we partner with innovative businesses to build and grow.

“We created MDA LaunchPad to be a one-stop destination for collaborating on real-world challenges. As the national champion in the Canadian space sector, we prioritize our engagement with small and medium enterprises to build an industrial ecosystem that endures.”

- Mike Greenley, Chief Executive Officer, MDA

Integrity Testing Laboratory

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Working with MDA's LaunchPad Program, this highly innovative Canadian company continues to solve problems in the space sector with its research & innovations.

Insight Medbotics

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Working with MDA’s LaunchPad program, Insight Medbotics is using Canadarm2 technology to help medical professionals accomplish complex tasks in a clinical setting.

Open Ocean Robotics

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With MDA's LaunchPad program, Open Ocean Robotics is utilizing its autonomous boats to create a more comprehensive maritime domain awareness picture for customers, both here in Canada and around the world.


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With MDA's LaunchPad Program, Calgary-based VizworX is working on Maritime Surveillance to help the federal government better understand what’s going on in Canada’s coastal waters.

Lux Aerobot

Spotlight on a LaunchPad partner:

Montreal-based start-up Lux Aerobot is working with MDA to use atmospheric balloons as high-altitude platforms for Earth observation.

Canadarm3 Industry Day

On January 14th, 2021, MDA joined the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) at the virtual Canadarm3 Information Session for Canadian industry and academia to present project details on Canada’s contribution to the NASA-led Gateway, a critical part of the Artemis Program that will take humanity back to the Moon to stay.

Burloak Technologies

Spotlight on a LaunchPad partner:

Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, and MDA announced on June 30, 2020, a five-year agreement to partner for additive manufactured parts and components for space-bound satellite antenna applications. Burloak and MDA will collaborate to optimize the design and manufacturability of a range of antenna technologies. The joint efforts accomplished to date by MDA and Burloak have led to an increased acceptance of additive manufactured parts for the harsh space environment, an outcome that will yield significant benefits to both partners. This partnership builds upon a collaboration that goes back already a couple of years and is an excellent example of the type of partnership MDA aims to develop with the LaunchPad program.