Richmond Business News – September 2019

Photo submitted by Clarissa Roque

September’s local business headlines highlight Richmond’s diverse economy with stories ranging from award-winning jacket designs, pharmaceutical drone deliveries to a new coding centre opening in Steveston.

MDA Selected to Build Robotic Interfaces for Canadarm3 on NASA-led Gateway

MDA, a Maxar company, announced that it has been awarded two contracts from the Canadian Space Agency for work on Phase A of the Gateway External Robotic Interfaces project.
BC Technology •  August 23

London Drugs tests pharmaceutical delivery with drone flight to Gulf Islands

Richmond-based retailer London Drugs, Canada Post and InDro Robotics successfully complete drug delivery via drone.
Business in Vancouver • August 29

Battery Supplier Corvus Energy and AIDA Cruises Announce Cooperation Deal to Ring in Electrification of the Cruise Industry

Corvus Energy is one of the most reputable suppliers of marine batteries and is considered a pioneer in the development of maritime energy storage systems.
BC Technology • August 30

Non-profit R&D-boosting program sets record

A government-funded non-profit group tasked with linking Canadian academia and domestic technology startups has hit a major milestone.
Business in Vancouver • September 6

Richmond baker places fifth in the world

19-year-old Clarissa Roque travelled to Russia to compete in a World Skills competition.

Richmond News • September 9

Richmond designer wins award for anti-autonomous vehicle jacket for cyclists

A Richmond-based design grad has won bronze at an International design conference – with a jacket created to protect cyclists from autonomous cars.

Business in Vancouver • September 9

Canada’s Largest New Build Yacht to be Built by Crescent Custom Yachts

Crescent Custom Yachts has a Gregory C. Marshall designed Crescent 164’ (50m) under construction in their shipyard in Richmond, BC.
Boating Industry • September 10

Tesla Superchargers coming to Richmond Centre this Fall

Tesla drivers can expect 20 new Tesla Superchargers coming to Richmond Centre this fall.
Richmond News • September 17

New coding centre for kids opening in Steveston

Video games and technology can have a bad reputation among parents, but Code Ninjas, a centre for learning to code, is opening with the goal to make video games educational.
Richmond News • September 17

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