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

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Menya’s AI specialists were tasked with helping MDA’s Canadarm3 Lunar Gateway space robots “think for themselves.”

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Human Factors North

It stands to reason that if you are operating a sophisticated piece of equipment 400,000 kilometers from Earth, there is no room for error. That’s why MDA engaged Human Factors North to work on Canadarm3 for the Lunar Gateway.

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Integrity Testing Laboratory

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

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Insight Medbotics

Insight Medbotics, a Hamilton-based health systems company, is focused on improving breast cancer detection using robotic technology derived from Canadarm2.

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Open Ocean Robotics

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

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Lux Aerobot

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.

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Burloak Technologies

Burloak Technologies and MDA collaborate to optimize the design and manufacturability of a range of antenna technologies.