Success Story

SkyWatch

10/27/2016
OCE allowed SkyWatch to take technology originally built for astrophysics and turn it into something that had huge commercial opportunity.

Waterloo-based SkyWatch saw the future and took the support offered from OCE’s SmartStart Seed Fund to turn its satellite data application into a global commercial potential. OCE allowed SkyWatch to take technology originally built for astrophysics and turn it into something that had huge commercial opportunity.

The data is used by people in the mining industry to inspect areas of interest; by oil companies to monitor pipelines; and by farmers to monitor their crops. Market intelligence companies also use the data to count cars in parking lots and the number of construction cranes that are in use across the entire country. OCE worked with the SkyWatch team on pivoting the product for Earth-observing data, for which there is a huge market. 

Return on Innovation

  • The company has offices in Waterloo and New York City
  • Plans to have 20 staff by the end of 2017

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