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Techopia Live: Inside TÜV SÜD’s testing labs in Kanata North

Techopia Live went inside one of Kanata North’s longest-standing test facilities this week, where we learned how German operator TÜV SÜD is helping local firms bring products to market.

In perhaps the most interesting setting in Techopia Live’s history, our interview was captured inside TÜV SÜD’s 10-metre ambient-free semi-anechoic chamber. It’s a technical mouthful, to be sure – but the well-insulated room, which looks and sounds like it’s ripped straight from the sci-fi scripts of Gene Roddenberry, cuts off all radio waves from the world outside, allowing the operators to accurately measure electro-magnetic radiation emissions from products such as smartphones or other telecom equipment.

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Thanks Amanda Gordon from the Kanata North Business Association’s board of directors for joining us. Thanks as well to our Techopia Champions: KRP Properties, TD Bank, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall, University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering, Stratford Managers and numbercrunch.

Techopia Live features weekly interviews with Ottawa entrepreneurs and startups. Check out our full archive of 100+ Ottawa tech interviews here on YouTube and read our daily articles at

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