The CANIE Awards recognize excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship across Canada
April 28, 2020 - Kitchener, Ontario - Deep Trekker is thrilled to receive the CANIE 2020 Ontario Product Innovation Award. In a pool of more than 400 applicants from across the country, Deep Trekker’s submersible robots have proven to be among the most groundbreaking.
“As an organization that prides itself on constant innovation and development, we are honoured to accept the CANIE Ontario Region Product Innovation Award,” shared Deep Trekker President Sam Macdonald. “The CANIE Awards are top in recognizing and encouraging excellence in Canada and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”
Deep Trekker’s remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) solve a suite of problems in harsh environmental situations. Operating in ten industries worldwide, Deep Trekker’s camera-equipped vehicles are versatile, durable and capable.
The past year at Deep Trekker has seen two product launches with the DTG3 and REVOLUTION ROVs, the launch of BRIDGE intelligent technology operating system, and the opening of an office in Puerto Montt, Los Lagos, Chile, in addition to being named recipient of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award.
“Our robotics are designed to go places that aren’t typically seen.” shared Macdonald. “There is a tremendous amount of underwater infrastructure, operations, biology and ecology that people don’t always know about. We aim to create tools that help uncover that underwater world.”
Designed to recognize excellence in Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship the CANIE or Canada Innovation & Entrepreneurship Awards are the flagship program of the Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation. By sharing the award recipients’ stories of resilience and success, the CANIE Awards aim to inspire and encourage future entrepreneurs.
In light of Covid-19, CANIE has taken their awards ceremony digital in partnership with Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada. Deep Trekker will be honoured on Thursday, May 28th at 1:00pm EDT in the 2020 CANIE Ontario Awards as The Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation (IEF), in collaboration with Startup Canada, will recognize 40 outstanding innovators and entrepreneurs from across Canada.
About Deep Trekker
Deep Trekker Inc. was founded in 2010 with a mission to create portable, affordable, and easy to use harsh environment robotic inspection tools. The company is headquartered in Ontario, Canada, with engineering and manufacturing all completed in house. Based on a clean sheet design, the premiere product, the DTG2 ROV was introduced in August 2011. Since that time, Deep Trekker Inc has developed the DTG3 ROV, Revolution ROV, DT340 Pipe Crawler, DT320 Mini Pipe Crawler, DT640 Utility Crawler and DTPod. With sales in over 80 countries, Deep Trekker robots can be found in industries ranging from aquaculture to municipal contracting, military and defense, search and rescue, shipping, infrastructure and more.
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