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  • This Startup is Helping the Forest Industry Save Time and Money

    The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) program has become an essential component of New Brunswick’s incredible entrepreneurial ecosystem. CanCross Infrastructure, a Fredericton startup fresh from the TME’s Summer Institute accelerator, saw its beginnings in a TME-hosted classroom. Company co-founders Scott Allen, Thomas Bird, and Joshua White, say their business wouldn’t exist

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  • This Award-Winning Company is Mapping a Path to Success in Forestry

    Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG) is a Canadian airborne mapping company that utilizes LiDAR and advanced airborne imagery to help clients in the forestry and utility sectors produce maps, collect data, and better manage their assets. The Canadian government’s Department of Innovation, Science & Economic Development has taken note of the company’s technology, announcing it would provide new funding

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  • Mid-Year Review: Our 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016, So Far

    Opportunities NB (ONB) is thrilled to have had the privilege of sharing a host of New Brunswick success stories with you over the past six months, and you can be sure there are more to come. Now that 2016 has reached its mid-point we thought it would be a good idea to look back at some of

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  • Location Matters: Learn Why from This Professional Services Company

    Valcom Consulting Group is a privately-owned Canadian company offering (ISO accredited) professional services in engineering, IT, project management, training, and more. Founded in Ontario in 1955, the company has grown to include offices in Oromocto, New Brunswick, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia. Charles Richer, Senior Business Development & Procurement Manager, says his company’s number one client

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  • How FFG Canada is Leveraging New Brunswick’s Skilled Workforce for Success

    Last week we offered a broad look at New Brunswick’s defence sector, then discussed the 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown—Canada’s second largest military base—as part of our chat with retired Lieutenant-General Lou Cuppens.   We conclude our spotlight on defence with a shift to the private sector and a look at a

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  • Why New Brunswick is One of Canada’s Top Locations for the Defence Industry

    New Brunswick’s 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown was opened in 1958 as a training facility. The base boasts a 1,100 square kilometre (km) training area, 1,500 kilometres of roads, 900 km of tracks, and 740 buildings. The base is New Brunswick’s second largest public sector employer after the provincial government itself, and the

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  • New Brunswick’s Defence Industry: A Primer

    Did you know that New Brunswick is a prime location for the manufacturing of land vehicles systems, simulation and training, and cybersecurity? New Brunswick has the research capabilities, the infrastructure, and the existing partnership support among academia, industry, and the military. This tri-level collaboration provides partners with ready access to research & development support, skilled suppliers,

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  • How a Canadian Startup Plans to Revolutionize Agriculture

    New Brunswick’s Resson delivers customized precision solutions for clients in the agriculture sector. Utilizing recent advances in large-scale cloud-based data processing, swarm robotics, and advanced data analytics, the Resson Agricultural Management and Analytics System (RAMAS™) gives the agricultural operator analytical insights and dynamic control over the farm area. Resson’s data-driven solution analyzes crop metrics to assess crop status and

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