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Author: Jason Boies - 2/18 - Opportunities NB Blog

  • Why New Brunswick is the Choice for Business Services

    The business services industry had its beginnings in New Brunswick more than 25 years ago when an available, skilled and bilingual workforce was leveraged by the provincial government to attract global companies such as IBM, Xerox, ExxonMobil, Purolator, and the Royal Bank of Canada. Opportunities NB (ONB) would like to highlight the competitive advantages of establishing a

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  • Smart Grid Innovation Network Presents: Smart Energy Communities

    The Province of New Brunswick has laid a foundation for leadership in the smart grid space with the founding of the Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN) in early 2016. The SGIN, a collaboration between Siemens Canada, NB Power, and the University of New Brunswick (UNB), presents its first Energy Innovations Forum on April 4th and

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  • Smart Grid Innovation Network Welcomes the Coming Energy Revolution

    In 2012, Siemens Canada partnered with NB Power to develop a comprehensive smart grid vision for the province of New Brunswick. The following year it invested in smart grid research projects at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). In 2016, the three organizations combined their efforts to create the Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN), solidifying

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  • 10 Reasons to Do Business in New Brunswick

    Many of the world’s most successful companies have discovered New Brunswick. Looking to grow, expand or locate your business? In New Brunswick, your growth is our business. ONB’s team of professionals will guide you through the steps. Here are 10 reasons for you and your company to do business in New Brunswick. 1. Low Cost of Doing

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  • New Brunswick Startup TotalPave Makes Waves in India

    New Brunswick’s TotalPave allows paving engineers to collect standard road condition data using smartphones, shedding themselves of the need for expensive high-speed data collection vehicles. Engineers can then use this data to make better paving decisions, resulting in better conditioned roads at lower costs. CEO and Co-Founder Coady Cameron recently returned home from India where he

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  • Thoughts From the Best Employer in Canada’s Telecommunications Sector

    Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. is one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers. With over 800 employees (over 500 of whom live and work in New Brunswick) and over 300,000 subscribers coast-to-coast, the company continues to see incredible growth both inside and outside of the province. For over a decade, Xplornet has provided innovative broadband

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  • 10 New Brunswick Success Stories for International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day is the annual recognition of social, cultural, political, and business achievements of women across the globe. To mark the occasion, Opportunities NB (ONB) would like to present a quick roundup of some of our favourite posts highlighting the many awesome businesswomen of New Brunswick. Bethany Deshpande is the CEO and Co-Founder of SomaDetect, a

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  • Panasonic’s New Brunswick Investment: Quick Service Software

    [This post was originally published in March 2016, it has been updated due to an announcement made today by QSS and Opportunities NB] New Brunswick’s Quick Service Software (QSS) provides web-based back office software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for quick service restaurant clients. QSS services big name customers across the globe, assisting with financial reporting, food and labour cost

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  • New Brunswick Biotech Startup Helps Engineering Firms Make Better Decisions

    WEnTech is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company specializing in biomass and the waste-to-energy industry. The company’s software solution, WEnTech Smart Analysis System (W-SAS ™) provides engineering consultants with up-to-date information allowing for proactive decision making regarding waste-to-energy opportunities. CEO Amir Akbari and CTO Farough Motasemi both immigrated to Canada from Iran. Their entrepreneurial journey began at the

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