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  • Meet the Startup Looking to Make Its Mark in Biotechnology

    [Update: May 10th – On top of Mycodev’s 2016 KIRA Award for Innovative New Product, David Brown is among 2017’s recipients of the Governor General Innovation Awards. This post originally appeared in early 2016, it is being republished as part of New Brunswick Innovation Week] Mycodev Group is a biotechnology company focused on bringing to market

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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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  • 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. Ph.D. candidate Bing Yang

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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’s SomaDetect Brings Innovation to the Dairy Farm

    Over the past year, we have met New Brunswick companies using Big Data to revolutionize the food and beverage supply chain, improve municipal infrastructure, and better understand traffic patterns. Fredericton entrepreneur Bethany Deshpande is bringing Big Data to the farm with the launch of SomaDetect, a new agro-tech startup. SomaDetect helps dairy farmers produce the

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  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Workshop: Part 1

    CyberNB CyberSecurity workshop

    In May 2016, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant launched CyberNB, making New Brunswick the first province in Canada to develop a comprehensive strategy on cybersecurity and cyber innovation. CyberNB is being lead by Opportunities NB (ONB), and its strategy encompasses five key components: Workforce Development – CyberSmart Protection of Critical Infrastructure – CyberSecure International Research Network

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  • New Brunswick Wins Big at Startup Canada Awards

    The 2016 Startup Canada Awards were handed out Tuesday in Toronto, and New Brunswick was among the big winners of the evening. Winners were announced at a ceremony attended by leading Canadian investors, innovators, and executives including our own CEO Stephen Lund. This year’s Startup Canada Community of the Year Award went to Startup Fredericton, the

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  • $1 Million Breakthru Startup Competition Launches National Prize

    The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that makes venture capital investments in startups, funds R&D inside SMEs, and applied research at publicly-funded colleges and universities. This fall, the corporation’s biennial startup competition, Breakthru, is going nationwide for the first time with one national prize of up to $250,000 (including both cash and entrepreneurial services) aimed

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  • The Value of Connecting Corporate Leaders with Small Innovators

    Partnerships between large enterprises and small innovative companies, though sometimes unconventional, can be key drivers of business success. Those familiar with BioNB won’t be surprised to see me borrow a concept from the study of biology to demonstrate this point. In the natural world, symbiosis is the relationship between two types of biological species that live together

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