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Category: NBIF News
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...
Start-up Incubator Energia to Receive $500K Boost From NBIF
Thanks to NBIF and Energia Ventures, more companies will be able to access the support they need – monetary and otherwise – over the next two years. Based in Fredericton, Energia Ventures is an accelerator offshoot from the University of New Brunswick that focuses on entrepreneurs in the...
NBIF Funding New Technology Access Centre in Automation and Robotics at CCNB Bathurst
Ongoing innovation is important for our province to remain competitive. New Brunswick may be small, but we’re a scrappy bunch. At NBIF, we specialize in supporting our province’s innovators. We believe in our province’s dreamers and doers. And we can think of no better way of supporting...
eChart Healthcare Aiming for A Piece of the Multi-Billion-Dollar Long-Term Care Software Market
When Amanda Betts founded eChart Healthcare, she knew exactly who could provide her with expert advice on the long-term care industry: herself. Amanda and her family operate the Autumn Lee care home. And while care homes have existed for decades, the solution Amanda offers through her company is...
Cannabis and the Second Green Revolution with Dr. David Joly
As cannabis sheds its counter-culture roots and moves increasingly into the mainstream, New Brunswick companies and researchers are at the forefront. At Université de Moncton, Dr. David Joly and his team of graduate students are conducting research that could help produce cannabis with a higher...
Game On: TurboPlay Takes on the Gaming Business
Vince McMullin doesn’t wait for change. He creates it. That’s exactly what he’s done with his latest venture, TurboPlay. As president and founder of the Fredericton-based company, he and his team have introduced a new business model for an A.I./machine learning powered personalized video...
Picomole’s Cancer Detection Test Could Save Thousands of Lives
Lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers prevalent in Canada today. The statistics for the disease leap off the page: 160 million people worldwide will die of lung cancer this year, with over 20,000 of those deaths occurring in Canada. That number accounts for nearly a quarter of the total...
Talking Ticks and Lyme Disease Testing with Dr. Vett Lloyd
Most researchers are inspired to specialize in a particular field by a fascinating graduate course, an inspiring professor or a promising lab test. Dr. Vett Lloyd has a slightly more unique reason for devoting a large portion of her career to the study of Lyme disease: she was actually diagnosed...
Defining and Designing the Future of 3D Printing with Dr. Mohsen Mohammadi
Most of us have probably heard of 3D printing. Some of us likely even know that it involves researchers and technicians using computer systems to turn digital models or computer-aided design (CAD) files into tangible objects that we can hold in our hands. For the first few decades of 3D...