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  • Canada’s Medical Marijuana Producers Look to This New Brunswick Research Lab

    New Brunswick’s Research and Productivity Council (RPC) is a research and technology organization whose core mission is to leverage science and technology to the benefit of industry. RPC support falls into two categories: analytical services and market-led research driven by industry needs. The organization has been working with the hemp industry since the late 1990s, and

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  • A Look at IBM’s Award-Winning New Brunswick Research Institute

    The IBM Centre for Advanced Studies – Atlantic (CAS Atlantic) is a research-based institution designed to promote collaborative research between IBM and the University of New Brunswick (UNB). At this past fall’s CASCON, IBM’s annual industrial and academic conference, UNB was the only university to be recognized for excellence in three categories. PhD candidate Bing Yang

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  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Workshop: Part 2

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    In late 2016, Opportunities NB / CyberNB partnered with the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ISCPA) North America and Canadian Chamber of Commerce to deliver a Cybersecurity Awareness, Education and Solutions Workshop. As part of that workshop we sat down with several of the event’s participants for a series of interviews discussing cybersecurity issues and solutions.

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  • New Brunswick Startup Brings Sensor Technology to the Smart Grid

    Trispectra Innovation is an early-stage startup developing smart sensors for use with a power company’s distribution lines. These sensors allow Trispectra’s platform to instantly identify, and locate fault-creating events in near real-time, allowing utilities to better optimize their service outage response. CEO Emmanuel Albert says the company is also developing a predictive analytics platform to

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  • New Brunswick Entrepreneurs Look to Make Your Company Safer

    Jon Travis and Yevgen Yevsyeyev, former electrical engineers with PotashCorp, responded to the 2016 Picadilly mine closure by launching their own business, Leaf Electrical Safety. The entrepreneurs are now leveraging their years of expertise in electrical safety to give workers in multiple industries safer work environments. Within its first year of operation the company found clients in

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  • Manufacturer Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation in New Brunswick

    Since launching in 1967, New Brunswick’s BWS Manufacturing has grown from a small family-run business into a successful corporation exporting products around the world. The company’s design and engineering team developed and patented a state-of-the-art detachable gooseneck trailer, establishing BWS as an innovative industry leader. With 2017 seeing the company celebrate 50 years of innovation and success in

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  • New Brunswick Entrepreneur Brings Sustainable Energy to Rural Africa

    Caleb Grove grew up in Africa, living in Cameroon for nearly a decade. During his time there he conceived a renewable energy solution that would become the basis of his startup, Mbissa Energy Systems. His goal is to bring electricity to regions of rural Africa that had never seen power before. Returning to Canada he was able

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  • New Brunswick Brings Project-Based Learning to Cybersecurity

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    Ruth Wilson is a learning specialist with New Brunswick’s Education & Early Childhood Development (EECD) department. She and her team focus on instructional design and development, creating online learning experiences for high school students and professional learning courses for educators. Wilson works with subject matter experts to create interactive courseware offerings, some of which have

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  • [Webinar] Canadian Privacy Law: A Legal Framework for Cybersecurity

    On January 19th, Opportunities NB (ONB) hosted a conversation with Wendy Wagner, partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection Group. Cyber breaches and related incidents are daily occurrences within Canada and around the world. Companies recognize the need to protect their data in order to safeguard key informational assets.

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