Calgary’s Process Pathways manages research across Canada

Last month Techvibes was invited by the Trade Commissioner Service to attend Venture NORTH 2011 in New York along with an impressive list of Canadian companies in life sciences, ICT and cleantech.

The goal of Venture NORTH is to accelerate growth through strategic exposure to opportunities for R&D financing and partnerships in the North East United States.

This is the fifth of a series of blog posts about the companies that presented in Venture NORTH’s ICT stream.


It all started in 1999 with a project to manage research by the University of Calgary; but today, Calgary’s Process Pathways has completed projects for post-secondary and research institutions across Canada.

Process Pathways allows institutions to manage research by allocating funds and grants, managing certifications and tracking progress. Their flagship product is ROMEO, a generic research management software solution. ROMEO integrates easily with standard network architecture and has been used in the fields of health sciences, biotechnology, environmental sustainability and more.

Gordon McDonald is the founder, CEO and president of Process Pathways. He’s been leading big changes over the past year for ROMEO and the company itself. For instance, ROMEO has been revised and update to work as a cloud computing service to improve access for users. In 2011, Process Pathways intends to improve penetration into the American market.