NOVEMBER 23, 2023, 9am-4pm

Delta Brunswick Hotel, Saint John, NB


Join New Brunswick’s innovators, entrepreneurs, and policymakers in a one-day event to highlight resources, funding, and R&D capacity that can help new Brunswick industries transition to a green economy. Building on the momentum of the Climate Impact Fund delivered in partnership with ONB, R3 is the can’t miss event on climate.


Engage with the community of NB innovators

Learn from leading NB companies and the a the agencies tackling the challenge of reducing emissions while growing opportunities.

Discover potential opportunities for cleantech solutions and collaborative projects.


CEOs and business strategists prepare your company for the future and learn about cutting-edge opportunities to transform your business. Identify R&D resources and funds to support transformation.

Researchers Meet and network with industry leaders and potential research partners. Learn about key industry needs from R&D

Industry leads gain insight into the latest trends, programs, and industry supports

Students market yourself to leading Canadian industries and highlight the impact your work will have on sustainability in Atlantic Canada

Join us and you may find a new R&D collaborator, a project sponsor, or business partners!


Tom Rand, an environmental sustainability expert, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and author living in Montreal. Tom Rand’s focus is on carbon mitigation as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author and speaker.  He is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of ArcTern Ventures and sits on the board of a number of clean energy companies and organizations. He also developed Planet Traveler, a low-carbon hotel project in downtown Toronto.

Tom holds a BSc in electrical engineering (U of Waterloo), an MSc in philosophy of science (University of London and LSE) and an MA and PhD in philosophy (U of Toronto), is an Action Canada Fellow, and has been a member of a number of federal and provincial advisory boards.


Climate And Sustainability Connector Event

This fast-paced session will feature short 3 to 5 minutes presentations from New Brunswick organizations discussing their capacity to support cleantech and climate related projects. Learn about NB’s innovation leaders and the various programs and services that are available to put towards projects in greening business.

Finance & Support for Building Greener Businesses: Implementing & Scaling Cleantech

Local companies, finance experts and economic development agencies share perspectives on how businesses can build support to get their technology or project implemented at scale.

Human Factors in the Climate Transition & Adaption: Impacts for Communities and Human Health

Showcases how New Brunswick researchers and their partners are creating innovative approaches to tackling climate challenges specific to the well-being of New Brunswick communities and citizens.

Navigating the Landscape: VC Funding & Entrepreneurial Supports for Climate & Cleantech Innovators

Learn about the evolving landscape for early-stage companies aiming to secure venture investment and/or non-dilutive support.

Up and Coming Innovators Poster Networking Session

Students and trainees are encouraged to join us to present themselves and their climate or cleantech related research. This is a great opportunity for students to get their name, experience, and research expertise in front of a broader audience including researchers from other fields, industry leaders and ecosystem partners. Posters will be presented during breaks and the closing networking reception.


R3 – Recognizing Research Results in New Brunswick came to life in 2008 to recognize and celebrate the work of some of the province’s top applied researchers. Understanding the “disconnect” that often prevents applied research from transferring into the business world, the forum brings the two communities together.

Each forum has its unique characteristics: with keynotes, speaker series, panel discussions and student pitch competitions, we aim to engage with all areas of the innovation ecosystem.

We encourage all our attendees to make meaningful connections during our forums because bringing research and business together supports the creation of industry. It creates collaborations and shares resources, and we’re then able to hear about great ideas and propositions and support their advancement.