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First year of Social Innovation Fund closes
For us, the meaning of innovation is constantly changing. And while it’s easy to picture an applied researcher in a white lab coat, the reality is that innovation comes in many different forms. Recognising the diversity of New Brunswick innovation and a gap in the research funding landscape for...
10 tips to engage industry partners in your research
Before joining NBIF, I spent almost 10 years working as an industrial research scientist behind closed doors in the private sector. I’ll tell you there is lots in common between researchers in industry and in academia: we all follow the scientific method and are driven by questions like...
Growth at Eigen Innovations Spikes Investment
Fredericton-based Eigen Innovations is proof that New Brunswick’s start-ups have what it takes to compete in the global marketplace. Eigen specializes in helping manufacturers become more efficient – and that’s a big deal. Production lines today are incredibly complex. The machines involved...
Building Stronger, More Diverse Workforces
They say that great minds think alike, but is that true? Our portfolio company MESH/diversity, an inclusion-focused software company based in Moncton, believes there’s more strength to be found in our differences than our similarities.
Taking the uncertainty out of equity valuation
Buy, sell, hold… figuring out the most profitable course of action in the stock market can be complicated. But the new future could be here with Miramichi-based Patchell Brook Equity Analytics.. Patchell Brook’s StockCalc software takes the uncertainty out of equity valuation for publicly...
Stash Energy Gains Power Through Energy Storage
September 11, 2019 It’s no secret that climate change is an important issue that deserves our attention, but sometimes, it can be hard to know how you can begin making changes to do your part. If you’re a heat pump owner, our portfolio company Stash Energy Inc. can help you get started....
QUBER: Save money and have some fun too!
Budgeting, spreadsheets, and charts – certainly not most people’s favourite topics. And though saving money is a necessary part of almost everyone’s life, it’s usually regarded with about as much enthusiasm as filing taxes or washing the dishes. Moncton-based QUBER aims to change all that....
Milking the Benefits of International Success
From farm to store, a lot happens behind-the-scenes before your milk reaches your glass or cereal bowl. In fact, despite milk’s seeming simplicity, the process to get it to market can be pretty complicated. That’s where SomaDetect comes in. SomaDetect works with farmers to provide the...
Pushing solar energy forward with Dr. Zahra Khatami
Solar cells are everywhere you look these days. Laid out in panels on your neighbor’s roof. Powering phone chargers or streetlights. Replacing or supplementing conventional power supplies for communications and weather infrastructure. Even hanging off the side of the International Space Station...