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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • These Engineers are Bringing Canadian Innovation to the Smart Grid

    Electricity usage fluctuates throughout the day, with significant spikes in both the morning and early evening. These fluctuations cause huge issues for utilities as they are forced to run more power plants in order to meet increased demand. Three Canadian entrepreneurs look to solve those challenges, and help consumers save money in the process. Recent

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  • Engineering Excellence and Innovation in New Brunswick

    It started here first. In 1854, the renowned School of Engineering at University of New Brunswick (UNB) was the first school to teach engineering in North America. Today, more than 90% of Fredericton’s UNB Engineering faculty members are involved in research. They attract and conduct an estimated $17 million per year in research activity, creating a

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  • How One Engineer is Brewing Entrepreneurial Success

    Shortly after arriving in New Brunswick from England, engineer Adam Clawson and his partner, Nicola Mason, were looking for a drink on a cold stormy night at a campus bar in Fredericton. “I asked about craft beer and they mentioned Picaroons, a local brand.” says Clawson. “Nicola asked about cider; they looked around and found

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  • From Arts to Engineering, this Startup Accelerator Works Across Sectors

    Named the most entrepreneurial post-secondary institution in the country by Startup Canada, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is a major player in New Brunswick’s incredible entrepreneurial ecosystem. If anything has reinforced this reputation for me, it has been my experience over the past 12 weeks as Program Coordinator with the J. Herbert Smith Centre for

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  • Cybersecurity Advancement: 4 Ways New Brunswick is Leading the Way


    Almost seven years ago I moved back to New Brunswick to take a cybersecurity leadership role and I am happy that I did. I have witnessed a lot of growth both in terms of interest in the profession, and the technical innovations and implementations that it brings. I remain impressed by the movement I see in this industry in

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  • New Brunswick’s Cybersecurity Cluster at a Glance

    Exciting things happen in New Brunswick. For some time now, leading experts in security, privacy, and data have been engineering complex solutions to some of the world’s most sophisticated network and internet challenges. As more industries, enterprises, and governments utilize Analytics and Big Data in their operations, and integrate their online systems with countless other

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