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  • New Brunswick Companies Recognized for Outstanding Export Performance

    [Cover image via Daniel St. Louis] The New Brunswick Export Awards recognize outstanding export performance by New Brunswick-based companies in the international marketplace. The Awards aim to celebrate the business savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and innovation of businesses located in the province that have achieved either recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets. Award winners

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  • New Brunswick’s PropertyGuys.com Expands to Australia

    PropertyGuys.com was founded on the belief that the real estate industry was, in some respects, broken. Specifically created to address the traditional commission model of home buying, the company is “reconstructing how real estate is bought and sold.” PropertyGuys.com connects home buyers and sellers directly and offers a range of professional services to help make

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  • What You Need to Know About the World Leader in Biomedical Engineering

    [Update: May 12th – UNB’s Biomedical Institute of Biomedical Engineering captured this year’s Innovation Champion KIRA Award. This post originally appeared on the ONB Blog in May 2016, it is being republished as part of New Brunswick Innovation Week.] Conversations about cutting-edge research and development and the province of New Brunswick are certainly not mutually

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  • Cybersecurity Thought Leaders Converge to Forge National Workforce Strategy

    CyberNB CyberSecurity workshop

    There are currently one million vacant cybersecurity jobs across the globe. By 2019 that number is expected to rise to 1.5 million. This is a significant issue that industry, academia, and government want/need to address now. As we know, this is not something that can be remedied overnight. To open a dialogue on this subject,

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  • Meet the Startup Looking to Make Its Mark in Biotechnology

    [Update: May 10th – On top of Mycodev’s 2016 KIRA Award for Innovative New Product, David Brown is among 2017’s recipients of the Governor General Innovation Awards. This post originally appeared in early 2016, it is being republished as part of New Brunswick Innovation Week] Mycodev Group is a biotechnology company focused on bringing to market

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  • New Brunswick Startup Improves Public Safety with Artificial Intelligence

    [Update: May 8th – EhEye captured 2017 KIRA Awards for both Innovation Through Technology and Most Promising Startup. This post originally appeared in early 2017, it is being republished as part of New Brunswick Innovation Week.] EhEye (pronounced AI) is a New Brunswick-based startup improving public safety and security via the use of artificially intelligent video analytics. The company’s innovative

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  • Health Research Chair on Cannabis Established in New Brunswick

    Job creation and economic growth are important priorities for the Government of New Brunswick. Cannabis has been identified as one of the key opportunities to pursue by the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan, as legalization and control of cannabis will significantly expand the industry across Canada. Today, New Brunswick makes another commitment towards leading in

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  • New Brunswick Cybersecurity Companies Rule the KIRA Awards

    Last night, New Brunswick celebrated some of the most innovative companies in the province at the sold out 19th annual KIRA Awards. During the high-energy, networking and entertainment-packed event, eight awards were handed out, and cybersecurity was the dominant focus. 1. Of the eight awards issued last night, Bulletproof took home the award for Economic Impact through Innovation.

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  • Fancy Pokket: A Shining Example of Immigrant Entrepreneurial Success

    [A version of this post originally appeared in February 2016] Fancy Pokket is the largest manufacturer of pita bread, flatbread, bagels, and tortilla wraps in Atlantic Canada. Headquartered in Moncton, Fancy Pokket now operates from a 45,000 square foot (sq ft) facility, and employs in the neighbourhood of 60 people. Mike Timani, President and CEO, has

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