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Patriot One Announces Canadian Research Partnership Grant to Advance Concealed Weapons Detection PATSCAN(TM) 2.0

NSERC's Idea to Innovation grant supports technological evolution

TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 04/13/17 -- Patriot One Technologies Inc., (TSX VENTURE: PAT) (OTCQB: PTOTF) (FRANKFURT: 0PL) ("Patriot One" or the "Company"), developer of a revolutionary concealed weapons detection system, advises today that its university research partner was awarded CAD$161,321 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's (NSERC) Idea to Innovation Phase II Grant, which will help to advance and further evolve its Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio.

NSERC's grant, along with cash and in-kind contributions from Patriot One, creating a total project value of almost CAD$355,000, will assist in propelling the Company towards new products and solutions for the detection of concealed weapons. Proposed advances include practical trials aimed at commercial development of low power wearable and vehicle mounted adaptations of its innovative software and related hardware solution.

News of the funding comes at a time of growing public interest as the Company recently received significant industry recognition of its efforts as category winners (Anti-Terrorism & Force Protection) at the 2017 Security Industry Association's (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) component of the ISC West conference and trade show, the largest annual industry event of its kind in North America.

Patriot One CTO, Dinesh Kandanchatha notes, "Even as we bring our initial product to market, our strategic long term planning actually began some time ago when we began discussions to look at alternative threats and ways of addressing those needs through product adaptation. Today's announcement brings us that much closer to delivering our latest technology 2.0 platform, what we are calling PATSCAN™, the next generation of our award-winning Patriot One NForce CMR1000 software and radar solution. We thank NSERC and our partners for making today's funding announcement possible and look forward to continued success as we move forward with new and exciting advancements to our technology."


"Martin Cronin"
President & Director

About Patriot One Technologies, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PAT) (OTCQB: PTOTF) (FRANKFURT: 0PL):
Patriot One has developed a first-of-its-kind Cognitive Microwave Radar concealed weapons detection system as an effective tool to combat active shooter threats before they occur. Designed for cost-effective deployment in weapon-restricted buildings and facilities, the innovative software solution and related hardware can be installed in hallways and doorways to covertly identify weapons and to alert security of an active threat entering the premises. Owner/operators of private and certain public facilities can now prominently post anti-weapons policies with compliance assured. The Company's motto Deter, Detect and Defend is based on the belief that widespread use of its technology will act as an effective deterrent, thereby diminishing the epidemic phenomena of active shooters across the globe. For more information, visit: www.patriot1tech.com.

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