Opportunities NB Blog

  • Award-Winning Winery Brings Canadian Flavour to China

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    Since opening in 2003, New Brunswick’s Gillis of Belleisle has earned a reputation for creating unique award-winning wines. Located at the head of Belleisle Bay, the winery—one of the province’s oldest—is a perfect destination for those seeking a taste of both delicious wine and New Brunswick’s gorgeous summer scenery. “We get a fantastic breeze coming off the Bay,

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  • New Brunswick’s CyberLaunch Academy is Open for Business

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    It is expected that over the next decade, high-skilled occupations—already representing over 60% of total employment in Canada—will grow by 70 percent, increasing the already fierce competition for skilled labour. With the fast pace of growth of Canada’s technology industries, the Province of New Brunswick will need to rely on internal labour resources to fulfill the

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  • Webinar: Cognitive Security – The Next Era

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    Opportunities NB (ONB) is pleased to host an upcoming conversation with Sandy Bird, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for IBM’s Security Systems Division. This free webinar will take place Thursday, October 20th at 3:00 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Time (2:00 p.m. EDT). (Click the button at the end of the post to join) Built upon security intelligence, cognitive solutions

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  • This New Brunswick Company is Accelerating Healthcare Sales and Marketing

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    New Brunswick’s elandas is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company offering a variety of enablement tools for sales and marketing leaders in the life sciences sector. CEO Ryan Roberts says the company began with a solution to help customers (pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies) streamline the process of getting customized marketing resources through rigorous approval processes. Success of

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  • How New Brunswick Innovation is Powering the Cloud Contact Centre

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    It began as a typical sales call. UserEvents Co-Founder and CEO Jeff Thompson had reached out to Austin, Texas-based LiveOps Cloud to pitch his company’s service. “I had a list of companies to call that day for sales, and they were one,” notes Thompson. “Right from that first call, however, we saw a lot of

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  • Webinar: Succeeding in the EU — Opportunities for Atlantic Exporters

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    On September 8th, Opportunities NB (ONB) hosted an export webinar featuring David Chaundy, Director of Research at the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC). APEC spent a year researching EU opportunities for Atlantic exporters. The organization has since released several in-depth reports, and a business brochure now available in English and French. David joined us to

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  • Why Defence Contractor DEW Engineering Invested in New Brunswick

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    Early this year, we told you why New Brunswick is a prime location for manufacturing land vehicles systems, simulation and training, and cybersecurity. DEW Engineering is an important piece of that New Brunswick defence sector, with a strong (and still growing) presence in the province for over two decades. As a military contractor providing specialized

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  • Startup Canada Recognizes New Brunswick Biotech Entrepreneur

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    The juice industry faces a significant problem as it relates to shelf life and spoilage. Beverage companies are losing money on spoiled product, and many of these juices are highly priced. New Brunswick’s Chinova Bioworks is developing a natural, safe, and effective antimicrobial agent to help solve this particular pain point. The company uses various

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  • Norway’s Jiffy Group Makes New Brunswick Its North American Hub

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    Jiffy Group is a Norwegian company with a mission to ‘provide growers (whether agricultural, horticultural, silvicultural or home) with the highest quality media, media containers, seeds and other supporting products or services’. Founded in the 1950s, Jiffy’s first contact with North America was a 1976 investment in New Brunswick, and the creation of Jiffy Products (N.B.) Ltd.

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