Canadian Government Pre-qualifies Screaming Power for its Mobile Building Energy & Emissions Management Solution
Written by: Gary Michor (CEO), Screaming Power Inc.
Screaming Power Inc. was pre-qualified under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) in March 2018 to test its “Scream Enterprise” Cloud / App solution with the Government of Canada. Pre-qualification triggers BCIP’s matchmaking phase, where both BCIP and Screaming Power Inc. formally pursue a federal government department to test the mobile app cloud solution to manage a buildings footprint. Once a federal government testing partner is found, Screaming Power will begin contract negotiations for a contract up to $500K. BCIP is a late-stage innovation procurement program that helps connect Canadian innovators with government departments that are willing to test their innovation.
The main benefit for test departments is that there are no direct costs associated with testing an innovation, as Public Services and Procurement Canada will procure the innovation on behalf of the federal department and award a contract that covers the costs associated with its innovation, installation, training, support and other direct costs.
The Screaming Power Solution Scream Enterprise set automates the tracking and management of building and energy information for organizations managing up to 1000s of buildings from multiple sources (integrates info from multiple clouds) including Portfolio Manager, customer data and third party APIs to provide a real-time, dynamic, customizable dashboard for different user groups (i.e., roles). The system uses machine-learning, as well as standardized methods, for validation / verification of energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data to support real-time decision making with information in the palm of your hand. The innovation automates the processes for required GHG reporting on buildings and more accurately tracking energy savings against customer-defined benchmarks to support conservation activities and Continuous Energy Improvement programs.
This opportunity was in part successful due to the partnership Screaming Power has with The City of Toronto’s Green Market Acceleration Program (GMAP), which provides local firms an opportunity to collaborate with the City to accelerate the development and commercialization of made-in-Toronto Green technologies. Participants accepted into GMAP gain controlled access to City-owned infrastructure and assets for applied research, proof-of-concept and demonstration pilots for their new Green technologies. See the City of Toronto Case Study here.
About the Build in Canada Innovation Program
The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) is an innovation procurement program that helps Canadian companies of all sizes move their state-of-the-art goods and services from the laboratory to the marketplace. The program helps innovators:
• Land a first major reference sale
• Sell their innovation, but keep the intellectual property
• Get their innovation tested in a real-life setting
• Gain feedback to help get products to market faster
The program awards contracts up to $500,000 for non-military innovations and up to $1,000,000 for military innovations.
See www.canada.ca/sell-your-innovation for more information
About Screaming Power Inc.
Screaming Power is revolutionizing customer engagement by providing a mobile platform that connects the energy user, allowing for effective and secure two-way communications to educate, change behaviour and encourage sustainability. Our extensible Intellectual Property provides a low-cost, digital infrastructure for a self-sustaining Eco-System. Our Scream Utility & Scream Enterprise mobile solutions focus on reducing ‘cost-to-service’ for utilities while driving satisfaction and facilitating the delivery of innovation (e.g., connectivity to the IoTs).