Mission, Vision and Values

We help New Brunswick innovators take their ideas further.

Every day, New Brunswick innovators trust us with their dreams. This is a responsibility we take very seriously.

We promise

  • to act as leaders, carefully guiding New Brunswick innovators through the complex world of growth and commercialization; and
  • to inspire our New Brunswick innovators to be brave in their pursuit of global relevance.

By fostering a strong and collaborative innovation ecosystem in New Brunswick, we will become recognized as leaders in the fields of innovation, research and venture capital.

WHAT WE DO

Since 2003, NBIF has been a launchpad for some of the region’s most exciting, innovative companies. With over $100 million invested, plus $457 million more leveraged from other sources, we’ve helped create over 113 companies, fund 494 applied research projects, and recruit 75 professors to the province.

Our portfolio companies and researchers span a huge range of industries, including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and environmental technologies that help us build a cleaner, greener society. As an independent, non-profit corporation, all of our investment returns go back into the Foundation to be re-invested in other start-ups and research initiatives.

We’re optimistic realists – grounded in reality and returns on investment, but with an unwavering belief in New Brunswick potential. We’re passionate cheerleaders of our little province that can, and we believe greatness can come from anywhere – especially here. We make it happen by delivering the resources and expertise needed to achieve new opportunities, growth, and advancements in New Brunswick.

Invested

Applied Research Projects

Companies Created

Professors Recruited

WHAT WE DO

Since 2003, NBIF has been a launchpad for some of the region’s most exciting, innovative companies. With over $100 million invested, plus $457 million more leveraged from other sources, we’ve helped create over 113 companies, fund 494 applied research projects, and recruit 75 professors to the province.

Our portfolio companies and researchers span a huge range of industries, including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and environmental technologies that help us build a cleaner, greener society. As an independent, non-profit corporation, all of our investment returns go back into the Foundation to be re-invested in other start-ups and research initiatives.

We’re optimistic realists – grounded in reality and returns on investment, but with an unwavering belief in New Brunswick potential. We’re passionate cheerleaders of our little province that can, and we believe greatness can come from anywhere – especially here. We make it happen by delivering the resources and expertise needed to achieve new opportunities, growth, and advancements in New Brunswick.

Invested

Applied Research Projects

Companies Created

Professors Recruited

Our Team

Heather Libbey

Vice President of Strategy and Operations

Heather Libbey

Vice President of Strategy and Operations
Angela Pyne

Angela Pyne

Marketing Manager

Angela Pyne

Marketing Manager
Hilary Lenihan

Hilary Lenihan

Director, Talent & Culture

Hilary Lenihan

Director, Talent & Culture

John Alexander

Director of Finance

John Alexander

Director of Finance

Desaree Brisson

Administrative Coordinator

Desaree Brisson

Administrative Coordinator

Venture Capital Team

Peter Goggin headshot

Peter Goggin

Director of Investments

Peter Goggin

Director of Investments

Jaime Christian

Investment Manager

Jaime Christian

Investment Manager

Laila Thériault

Investment Analyst

Laila Thériault

Investment Analyst
Kamrul Arefin

Kamrul Arefin

Investment Analyst

Kamrul Arefin

Investment Analyst

Applied Research Team

Maha headshot

Maha Imazitene

Director of Research

Maha Imazitene

Director of Research

Paul Thornton, PhD

Senior Commercialization Officer

Paul Thornton, PhD

Senior Commercialization Officer
Alec Manley

Alec Manley

Research Development Officer

Alec Manley

Research Development Officer

Brandon Schlichter

Systems Analyst

Brandon Schlichter

Systems Analyst

Rovelyn Acevedo

Business Analyst

Rovelyn Acevedo

Business Analyst
Cathy Simpson smiling in pink suit

Cathy Simpson

Board Chair, CEO, TechImpact

Cathy Simpson

Board Chair, CEO, TechImpact
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Eric Cook

Board Vice Chair, Executive Director, Cleantech, Prince Edward Island BioAlliance

Eric Cook

Board Vice Chair, Executive Director, Cleantech, Prince Edward Island BioAlliance

Leslie Watchorn Magee

Board Secretary, Principal, Maytree Developments

Leslie Watchorn Magee

Board Secretary, Principal, Maytree Developments

Rob Miller

Board Treasurer, CPA, CA Edgewater Consulting Inc.

Rob Miller

Board Treasurer, CPA, CA Edgewater Consulting Inc.

Dr. David MaGee

Vice President Research, UNB

Dr. David MaGee

Vice President Research, UNB

Daniel Mills

Deputy Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

Daniel Mills

Deputy Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

Francis Leblanc

Associate Vice-President & Dean Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Francis Leblanc

Associate Vice-President & Dean Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

ANNUAL REPORTS

QUARTERLY REPORTS

Indigenous land acknowledgement

As a New Brunswick organization, NBIF acknowledges that it carries out its work on the traditional unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati peoples.

This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which these nations first signed with the British Crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources, but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey and Peskotomuhkati title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we pay respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land. We honour the knowledge keepers and seek their guidance as we strive to develop closer relationships with the Indigenous people of New Brunswick.