Summerside Xchange is uniquely based on providing real-life testing and experimentation environments in which start-ups, companies, researchers, and developers work directly with us here at the community of Summerside and its infrastructure to advance product testing, development, and integration in a real-world setting.Join The Program
If you are an early-stage company, we want to partner with you!
As the goal of our program is to increase the adoption of innovative next-generation technologies (and accelerate their deployment at scale), we recruit clients from local, regional, and global start-up ecosystems and also have assembled a team of support providers, local entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, university research labs, and industry bodies to ensure that successful applicants have support networks all around the globe.
While we accept start-ups from most disciplines, we are particularly interested in innovative solutions within the following areas:
- Electric storage and grid Integration
- Electric vehicles
- EV car charger solutions with battery storage
- Security and surveillance
- Appliance control
- Residential environmental controls
- Smart home innovation
- Medical home care solutions
- Solar energy integration
- Biofuel from waste
- Advanced IT development
- Interoperability for big data
What Will You Get?
Validation and Low-Risk ExperimentationDo you have your MVP but are not sure if it works in a real-life setting? Summerside Xchange directly lowers this risk by permitting successful applicants to tap into our city’s existing infrastructure in order to conduct research, interviews, and experimentation to fine-tune their products ahead of launch.
“First Customer” OpportunitiesDo you already have a validated product but are struggling to deploy it in a real-life setting? If so, we here at the city of Summerside are here to help you work alongside firms in order to use budget displacement or third-party seed funding to support “first customer” opportunities!
Innovative WorkspacesAre you seeking an innovative workspace that encourages experimentation? Summerside is a small but innovative city with a significant enabling infrastructure that encourages the growth of companies just like yours.
Business DevelopmentAre you on the lookout for business development opportunities? We have a significant knowledge base in the form of case studies on the green economy, tech, and collaboration of enterprises that successful applicants can learn from and build on.
A Stakeholder NetworkDo you wish you had a network of key decision makers? Look no further than our team here at Summerside Xchange, who provide access to key decision makers (such as like-minded lawyers, accountants, and industry experts) with quick turnaround times.
The Summerside Challenge Program are issues that the City of Summerside would like to resolve using open innovation methods and partnering with innovation-driven businesses in providing solutions to specific technology challenges that the City has identified as worthy of finding solutions.
Both the Summerside Xchange and the Summerside Challenge Program utilize the same application format.