Congratulations to the following Nova Scotia companies that will move forward to round two of the I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition.

Clare Machine Works Ltd.—Vince Stuart, Meteghan Centre
An innovative approach to refurbishing high value oil and gas industry components.

Compilr—Patrick Hankinson, Weymouth
A mass market software code compiler.

Fireworks FX Inc./Solar Flare Inc.—Fred Wade, Grand Pre
A safe electronic ignition system for Fireworks display.

Gaiamatics Solutions Inc.—Trevor Milne, Lawrencetown
A software based product to digitally map locations of interest.

MAX ReadTime Ltd.—Catherine Hubley, Mount Uniacke
An innovative internet-based remote book reading/sharing technology designed for parents and grandparents separated by distance from their loved ones.