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Meeting global demand for mobile device applications

Julian White, (right/left), CEO and founder of Seregon Solutions Inc., demonstrates his company’s mobile technology to Trish Barrow,

Julian White, (right), CEO and founder of Seregon Solutions Inc., demonstrates his company’s mobile technology to Trish Barrow,
Director of the Centre for the Commercialization of Research (CCR).

Through its investments and innovative strategies to build capacity in small and medium-sized enterprises, the Centre of Excellence for the Commercialization of Research (CECR) program is making tangible advances for Ottawa-based company Seregon Solutions Inc., which builds software applications for mobile devices.   

According to CEO, Julian White, the performance of Seregon Solutions Inc. was enhanced, and the company continues to be able to meet the ever-increasing global demand for mobile device applications because of the company’s boost in personnel that was made possible by $200,000 of funding from the Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR), a centre created by the CECR program.

“CCR provided funding to expand our executive team, including helping to bring in the company’s Chief Financial Officer. This was key to raising more external investment,” says White. “CCR also invested the money being used to take our product to market.”

Most mobile devices now come equipped with a gamut of user-friendly, practical and fun applications, all of which have enhanced the benefits of cellular phones beyond what was imagined even five years ago. These multimedia devices keep people better connected, entertained and organized, and also enhance companies’ overall efficiency and performance by allowing instant and easy exchange of information.

And the market for mobile device application shows no signs of slowing down. According to International Data Corporation, a market research firm specializing in information technology, the worldwide market for mobile applications will reach $3.5 billion by the end of 2010. By developing robust applications for mobile devices in such fields as inventory management, public safety and industrial security, Seregon maintains a leading edge in smart phone application and continues to capture a niche market.

Recently, Seregon successfully released an application for a 300-officer pilot program with the North Wales Police that uses the BlackBerry to exchange dispatch notices, incident reports and other details.

CCR’s investment in Seregon will not only help accelerate the growth of its technology, but also attract further investment by angel investors and venture capitalists.

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