Commercialization centre Wavefront received funding for a second year through the Government of Canada’s Global Opportunities for Associations program, the company said Thursday. In a release, Wavefront said that through a partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, it designed foreign market entry programs to help Canadian wireless companies enter new global markets. Hélène Joncas, vice-president of business development for Wavefront East, said $120,000 in funding was received. “As a result of the GOA funding, by the end of 2012, Wavefront will take more than 50 Canadian wireless companies to international events and market entry missions across Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa and Asia,” the release said. Minister of International Trade Ed Fast said in the release that Canada’s information and communication sector is “robust and innovation-driven.” He said Canada's information and communications technology sector produces exports of $17.8 billion and employs 556,000 people. “The funding provided to Wavefront through our GOA program will help our innovative ICT companies tap into new global markets,” Fast said. Wavefront said more than 50 active sales leads were generated by 20 companies on three international market entry missions in 2011.