Atlantic Canada’s commercialization and industry liaison network


Springboard’s strength is that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Over 40 individuals work amongst our 18 network member institutions, creating one large 'virtual' tech transfer office throughout the region. Our network has access to resources that would usually not be available to individual, small & medium-sized universities and colleges.

Not sure where to start? Call Springboard’s Central Office at 902-421-5678 and we will help direct you. Even better, email us your research needs or question(s).

Dalhousie University

General Enquiry
Industry Liaison and Innovation (ILI)

Tel: 902-494-3509

Kevin Dunn


Tel: 902-494-1648

Doris Grant

Associate Director

Tel: 902-494-6996

Andrea McCormick

Tel: 902-494-1830

Margaret Palmeter
Tel: 902-494-1693

James Dean-Moore
Tel: 902-494-3397

Sarah Chisholm
Associate Legal Counsel
Tel: 902-494-6313

Institution R&D Profile

University of New Brunswick

Kelly Ashfield 

Executive Director, ORS

Tel: (506) 451-6822

Nicole Baker
Agreements Officer
Tel: (506) 447-3491

Julie Thomas
Agreements Officer
Tel: (506) 447-3317

Shane Nason

Manager, Intellectual Property and Agreements
Tel: (506) 648-5995

Hart Devitt
Manager, Research Partnerships
Tel: (506) 648-5745

Alison MacNevin
Knowledge Transfer Officer
Tel: (506) 447-3296

Institution R&D Profile