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How Université de Moncton is Leading the Way in Artificial Intelligence

“Already a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) research, the Université de Moncton announced in February a million-dollar donation that will allow it to continue broadening its expertise in this much-buzzed-about field. The donation comes from the Excellence NB Association and Technology Venture Corporation, a private venture capital firm based in Moncton.” For the full article, visit here.

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NBIF ANNOUNCES $910,000 INVESTMENT IN THREE LEADING RESEARCH CENTRES TO FUEL INNOVATION IN NB

From NBIF Media Release: “The NBIF is pleased to announce a strategic investment totaling $910,000 in three premier research facilities across the province. These funds are earmarked for the University of New Brunswick’s Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (UNB MAMCE), UNB’s Nanocomposites and Mechanics Laboratory, and the Université de Moncton’s Centre for Training in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (CFRIA) […]

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Springboard member Université de Moncton collaborates with ThermaRay on clean technology

Project could lead to more efficient heating systems From the Springboard Content Lab Moncton, NB – Université de Moncton (UdeM) is collaborating with a New Brunswick heating company on a clean technology project that could increase the efficiency of radiant heating systems. Fredericton-based ThermaRay Inc. is working with physics researchers at UdeM to fabricate a novel nanotechnology-based heater element that […]

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NBCC launches TechVilleNB to grow digital technology

From the Springboard Content Lab New Brunswick Community College is excited to launch TechVilleNB to promote digital readiness in businesses and organizations in the province. NBCC’s College Office of Research Enterprise (CORE) is accepting applications to cover $25,000 of NBCC researcher time and small equipment for six-month projects. The program will continue until 2028. The projects will promote technology adoption […]

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Gail Lethbridge joins Springboard

Daryl Genge, President and CEO of Springboard Atlantic, is pleased to announce that Gail Lethbridge has joined Springboard as Senior Communications Strategist. Gail is an exited (2018) ocean tech entrepreneur who co-founded Welaptega Marine, commercialized subsea inspection safety technologies, exported products and services to oil and gas clients operating all over the world. She is most proud of the work […]

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How an island in Denmark became carbon neutral

From the Springboard Content Lab Søren Hermansen delivers keynote at Energy Innovation Forum 2023  in Moncton Denmark Island becomes first in the world to go net zero Community engagement is the key to making transition to green economy In 1997, a small windy island in Denmark’s Kattegat Strait accepted a challenge to reduce its carbon footprint. Samsø, pop. 3,800, not […]

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Universities grapple with making AI a teaching vs. cheating tool

From CBC News, the National:  “A teaching tool or a cheating device? Universities and colleges are trying to figure out what role artificial intelligence has in the classroom.”  Includes  a segment from a researcher at Université de Moncton More details here.

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Atlantic IP Advantage IP Counsellor nominated for Award

Springboard is excited to see Shelley Hessian, Regional IP Counsellor for Nova Scotia,  nominated for a Volta Ecosystem Impact Award, celebrating organizations, individuals, & startups that have made significant contributions in the Atlantic region’s tech & innovation community!  Congratulations, Shelley!  

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Springboard a le plaisir d’annoncer le lancement du programme Avantage PI Atlantique

  Springboard a le plaisir d’annoncer le lancement du programme Avantage PI Atlantique. Ce programme aidera les entreprises en démarrage du Canada atlantique à élaborer et à mettre en œuvre une solide stratégie de PI, ainsi qu’à sensibiliser les gens à la PI dans la région. Les entreprises en démarrage peuvent demander jusqu’à 50 000 $ pour l’élaboration d’une stratégie de PI […]

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Springboard Atlantic launches Intellectual Property program

Springboard Atlantic, the network of Atlantic Canadian universities and colleges that connects industry with researchers to encourage commercialization of research, is pleased to announce the launch of a new program to help start-ups protect their ideas and innovations with intellectual property (IP). Springboard’s Atlantic IP Advantage will assist start-ups in Atlantic Canada develop a robust IP strategy and implement it, […]

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We’re hiring!

Springboard is hiring! Come and be part of a dynamic Atlantic Canadian team focused on growing our innovation economy by connecting our world-class researchers and entrepreneurs. Apply through Career Beacon at: https://bit.ly/44fogmT

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Springboard Atlantic Announces New Staff for Atlantic IP Advantage Program

Springboard Atlantic has announced the hiring of three Regional IP Counsellors (IPCs) for its new Atlantic Intellectual Property (IP) Advantage Program. The counsellors – Libby Carew, Shelley Hessian and Andre Pelletier – join Director, Niraj Shukla, to deliver the Atlantic IP Advantage across the region. Details here: Atlantic IP Advantage Media Release July 8 2023    

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UMoncton signs 3-year collaboration agreement with MIMS

The Université de Moncton and the Maison de l’Innovation de la Médecine Spécialisée (MIMS) officially signed a collaboration agreement today (June 2). MIMS is a French non-profit organization that enhances partnerships and promotes technology transfer in the health sector. For details, click here.

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The New Brunswick of Tomorrow: Steering Research and Innovation at UNB (an interview)

The New Brunswick of Tomorrow: Steering Research and Innovation at UNB: an interview with Hart Devitt, the Director, Research & Innovation Partnerships at the University of New Brunswick’s Office of Vice President (Research). Published in “The Groundbreakers”, dedicated to showcasing how research and innovation make the world a better place. innovation ecosystems / built environment / leadership / economic development […]

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Research that Matters: How a robot created by a Moncton university professor could help safeguard the future of our lobster industry

Research That Matters is written by Jim Meek, Public Affairs Atlantic, on behalf of the Association of Atlantic Universities (info@atlanticuniversities.ca) “I have seen the future, and it is a lobster-processing robot at the Université de Moncton (UMoncton). Moulay Akhloufi, a computer science professor and superstar of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) world, leads the team that designed the brains and central nervous system of the […]

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Nova Scotia is moving to a new forestry model — Dal researchers explore the consequences

Great funding news for some of Springboard’s institutional members on this “multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research project addressing multiple streams of research, connecting social & biological sciences.” Lead researcher is Dalhousie’s Dr. Alana Westwood with co-investigators from UNB and Saint Mary‘s. The grant is funded through a partnership with  Research Nova Scotia and the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust, a $50-million trust fund that […]

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Springboard is hiring!

Springboard Atlantic is looking to hire 3 Regional IP Counselors across the Atlantic region who will support the Atlantic Intellectual Property Initiative. Check out the Career Beacon ad at https://bit.ly/3LRG5Bo

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New AI Hub for Université de Moncton

The Université de Moncton has received federal and provincial funding to establish a robotics and artificial intelligence hub at the Shippagan campus. The hub will help to address the need for workforce training and support the development of industrial processes for the manufacturing and seafood sectors.  More details here. (February, 2023)

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CCNB & Acadian Seaplants

Acadian Seaplants, a biotech company with facilities in Dartmouth, Cornwallis, and Yarmouth, NS that makes seaweed-based products, has had an ongoing partnership with Springboard members at the Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) in Grand Falls New Brunswick for over four years. In this video we see how the company sought help from the college to help develop a new biostimulant product, which […]

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Acadia & Ocean’s Pride Fisheries

The global sea cucumber market is growing, and Atlantic Canada is quickly becoming a key supplier, but little is known about this underwater creature. Marine researchers at Acadia University are informing this industry by studying sea cucumber stocks to estimate the abundance and distribution of sea cucumbers in Nova Scotia’s waters. This video shows off the collaboration between Acadia’s researchers and Ocean Pride […]

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