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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...
Female-led start-up is an Employee Training Powerhouse
September 6, 2019 Daniella Degrace, CEO of Gemba Software Solutions, is a real dynamo of New Brunswick’s start-up community. Before launching Gemba, Daniella served as Vice President at two of the province’s best-known and most successful start-ups – Radian6/Salesforce and Q1 Labs/IBM....
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...
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...
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...
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...
New Brunswick Center for Precision Medicine to Open in 2019
Science is a collaborative field. For every idea that is dreamed up by one mind, there are ten that come to life when people with different research projects, paradigms and backgrounds interact with one another. Incubators and labs that are housed in research centers can be crucial sources of...