The following information is excerpted from a press release issued by the Government of Canada.
On February 23, the Canadian technology sector got a boost through an investment of $2.75 million from the Government of Canada that will help further develop and commercialize an innovative art reprographic technology. The funding was announced by the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada.
This investment will help Arius Technology to further develop its 3D painting digitization platform, called Arius3D, which uses a laser scanner and robotics system to simultaneously reproduce both the colour and the relief of paintings. This will allow museums, art historians, and artists to more accurately reproduce and create paintings.
"Canadian companies like Arius Technology Inc. are working hard to bring their innovative services to market," said Minister Bains. "The Government of Canada is proud to support this project that will develop and commercialize new technology for the creative arts industry. It is through organizations like Arius that promote economic growth and create high-quality jobs in Canada."