Smart Results


Outline the potential national and international market opportunities that your demonstration project will create for Canadian-made technologies.

The Kuh-ke-nah Network of Smart Communities is a model for emerging nations worldwide. It will demonstrate the efficacy and robustness of Canadian telecommunications and information technologies in field applications and present new opportunities for their use in similar First Nations and developing world contexts. The acuity of this need is drawn out in the Final Report of the G8 Government On-line Project - Recommendation 9: "One of the objectives GOL was unable to meet was the transfer of technology, particularly to the developing countries" (p. 53). Kuh-ke-nah proposes a template for implementing SMART solutions that will meet widely shared needs and concerns of developing nations in Canada and around the world (See attached letter from Al Kingan, Director, Government Telecommunications & Informatics Services).

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