Business Development Projects


1.        Marketed a unique capability on behalf of  a local client at the 2003 Paris Air Show, and supported marketing efforts at the Munich Laser 2003 Show, both held in June.   The company has a unique capability in the manufacture of freeform and conformal optical components for the aerospace, defence, space and other markets.


2.         Initiated and negotiated a “Strategic Technology Transfer & Alliance” for BCE with another local high tech company involved in the digital imaging business; an advanced, unique, exclusive and patentable optical system will be developed by BCE for its partner’s benefit.


3.         Is currently preparing a similar joint venture agreement with another company in the injection molding business to create a new Canadian Injection Molding Capability for Advanced Optics.


4.        BGA convinced a small aircraft manufacturer to consider the establishment of a new plant in Canada. BGA set up a management Team for the new business, did the Business Plan with partners, and is accessing the required $4.2M in equity investment. We are in the financing offer and due diligence process. The Team obtained approximately $7.0M in non-repayable grants over the next 5 years 


5.         BGA provides ongoing marketing of a Canadian (Montreal based) armoured vehicle related product to European armies and major integrators (e.g. Hagglunds, Rheinmetall, Ruag, Krauss Maffei); the order book now stands at $800K.


6.         Introduced the services of an Ottawa company with respect to Lockheed Martin’s RFPs for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) military aircraft project. The JSF program is estimated at $20 billion and is slated to produce a total of 3,000 aircraft for the United States’ and United Kingdom’s armed forces.


7.         Provided marketing support to a manufacturer in the introduction of its new space related technology to potential clients in the space, aerospace and defence markets. Did a Feasibility Study as well for this company in early 2002.


8.         For the CNRC, BGA did a “2002 Canadian Nanotechnology Survey”.


9.         BGA received from the CSA a Standing Offer Agreement (SOA) for Technology Commercialization. Mandates were implemented for a high tech software (for the marine navigation market) company, and a software firm (in the nuclear business).


10.        BGA did a Robotics Technology Transfer research project for Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal. 


11.        BGA completed a Market Research Re. Robotic Applications in the Health Care / Medical Devices Domain for PRECARN Associates Inc. in Ottawa.


12.       Over 10 years, BGA was mandated by Industry Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade, and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) to conduct four marketing projects to organize and manage SME (Small & Medium Enterprises) Programs for the Paris (Le Bourget) and Australia Air Shows, plus two trade missions.


13.       The AIAC awarded a mandate to PriceWaterhouseCoopersLybrand, with BGA as an associate, to undertake a review of Canada’s Aerospace Supplier Base. A similar mandate was completed by BGA for the Association Québécoise de l’Aérospatiale, i.e. a Study of Leading Technologies Used by Québec Aerospace SMEs.


14.      With CDIA (Canadian International Development Agency) financial support BGA assisted four companies in Feasibility Studies to establish production joint ventures in China and Indonesia. 


15.      For the Canadian Tourism Commission (Ottawa) BGA conducted three separate Market Studies on site concerning “Incentive Travel to Canada”, with associates in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.


16.      Another tourism study pertained to specialised SMEs in the Canadian Tourism Industry.