Government of Canada invests in AI hub and community infrastructure in Shippagan

News release

February 8, 2023 · Shippagan, New Brunswick · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Communities thrive when we create inclusive, accessible spaces that foster wellness, collaboration, learning and innovation. The Government of Canada recognizes that strong, vibrant communities are the foundation of a strong economy that benefits all Canadians.

Today, Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, announced total contributions of more than $324,000 for two projects in Shippagan.

The Government of Canada is providing a non-repayable contribution of $197,000 through ACOA’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program to the Université de Moncton to help establish a robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) hub on the Shippagan campus. The new hub will develop innovative industrial processes for the manufacturing and seafood sector and respond to the increased need for training of a specialized workforce.

The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation is providing a non-repayable contribution of $110,000 to the university for this project through its Strategic AI Acceleration Fund.

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