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Category: R&D

  • The Hotspot Where Entrepreneurs Can Be Bold & Take Risks


    There is a place in eastern Canada, strategically located, where entrepreneurs and R&D experts are working away, under the radar, making significant strides. Some of that work is groundbreaking and its results will have the capacity to change people’s lives. One great example is the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute (ACRI), located in Moncton, New Brunswick. Opportunities

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  • R&D by the Sea: New Brunswick’s Aquatic Biosciences Sector

    The Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews, New Brunswick was established in 1969 by a consortium of universities, government departments, and private sector interests. A non-profit organization, the Huntsman was designed as a destination for researchers, students, and the public. Its educational offerings have engaged over 35,000 students ranging from the elementary-aged to university graduate level.

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  • How New Brunswick is Linking Science and Industry

    The Biorefinery Technology Scale-Up Centre (BTSC), located on the Grand Falls site of the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick’s (CCNB) Edmundston campus, supports industry in its bioproduct promotion efforts. The centre’s activities focus on two branches of fermentation technology and chemical analysis. The first sees the BTSC team working with fermentation and other bioprocesses for industrial-grade

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  • A Look at one of Canada’s Top Research Colleges: CCNB

    Many Canadian colleges have expanded their missions—which are, on the one hand, employment-oriented education and, on the other, regional economic development—in order to integrate industrial services and research capabilities focused on innovation and the needs of business. In recent years, the federal government has provided increased financial support to those colleges taking more active roles

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  • 7 Great Resources For the Wearable Technology Sector


    The wearable technology market is still quite young in terms of the product life cycle stages. That being said, there is some really interesting developments and great work taking place around the globe, and Opportunities NB (ONB) has been watching with great interest. As a follow-up to our interview with Dr. Erik Scheme earlier this

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  • New Brunswick and the Burgeoning Healthcare Wearables Market

    Everywhere you turn these days you see new research and products related to wearable technology. Some have been successful, others have R&D issues forcing them back to the drawing board. The important question: what are the implications for healthcare, and how do we manage our own health? Opportunities NB (ONB) checked in with Dr. Erik Scheme, Innovation Research Chair in

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  • How to Build Tomorrow’s Innovators and Entrepreneurs Today


    Innovation and entrepreneurship happen naturally when you have people focused on growth and the need to do things differently. Add the fuel of passion and commitment, as well as the voices of champions, and the ability and drive to move forward faster, momentum takes over. This is definitely the case for New Brunswick entrepreneurs through an

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  • Leaders: How to Regain 10 Hours a Week

    Imagine what you could do if you had an additional five hours a week? Imagine what you could do if you had an additional 10 hours a week? Opportunities NB (ONB) learned what you can accomplish from speaking with Brody Hanson, New Brunswick engineer and entrepreneur. While working full-time with Siemens in Fredericton, doing an MBA

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  • How Innovation is at The Root of Investment Attraction


    In our current global-based economic environment – innovation is what sets us apart and makes us attractive to the outside world. Innovation is a global game, and we need to ensure we are ready to play at the highest level. The attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI), and the development of export opportunities are necessary

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