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Many Canadian colleges have expanded their missions—which are, on the one hand, employment-oriented education and, on the other, regional economic development—in order to integrate industrial services and research capabilities focused on innovation and the needs of business. In recent years, the federal government has provided increased financial support to those colleges taking more active roles […]

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Everywhere you turn these days you see new research and products related to wearable technology. Some have been successful, others have R&D issues forcing them back to the drawing board. The important question: what are the implications for healthcare, and how do we manage our own health? Opportunities NB (ONB) spoke with Dr. Erik Scheme, Innovation Research Chair in Medical […]

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We all strive to have that perfect work-life balance. With competitive environments only becoming more competitive, our workdays are getting longer and longer and our commutes only add to that long day. On top of that, trying to run a business and find time to get away to relax and re-energize is nearly impossible for […]

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Faced with aging infrastructure, electrical utilities are increasingly looking into smart grid technology to enhance and control their grids, and to get a better handle on load management. Smart grid projects, however, only work efficiently with participation from end customers. Utilities are also spending money on traditional campaigns that often show no significant amount of […]

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Shopify is an industry-leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for use by small and medium-sized merchants. Headquartered in Ottawa, Shopify has expanded operations to include employees in multiple Canadian locations as well as in Europe. In May, Shopify went public on both the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges, with its IPO raising more than […]

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Belledune’s Contendo Training Solutions offers online competency, custom and safety training programs specially tailored to serve clients in the oil and gas sector, and other traditional industries. The company’s main programs are site-specific and unique to each customer’s facility and its specifications. Contendo’s offerings help improve both the efficiency and safety of oil and gas […]

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New Brunswick’s Therma-Ray is one of only a few companies in North America delivering a wide range of radiant heating solutions for both residential and commercial customers. The company’s products are found everywhere from luxury boxes at an NFL football stadium in Indianapolis, to a Bikram Yoga studio in Florida, to a hospital in Abu Dhabi. With customers in Canada, […]

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The National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) – Where Industry Leaders Meet, kicks off again this week in Montreal, Quebec. This year’s event will feature discussions on everything from cyber-attacks, severe weather and climate change, auto insurance, and flood insurance programs. With New Brunswick a hub of insurance sector activity, Opportunities NB (ONB) thought it would be a good idea […]

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As part of our preparation for the FIHAV 2015 Havana International Fair, Opportunities NB (ONB) recently worked with David Verbiwski, Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Cuba, to present an informative session on doing business in Cuba, and the overall state of Canada-Cuba relations. The FIHAV fair begins on November 2, 2015 and […]

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From the heart of potato country, a family-owned farm, whose beginning dates back to the early 1920s, is currently offering one of Atlantic Canada’s tastiest exports to the world. Covered Bridge Potato Chips, a product of Albright Farms, has seen tremendous success both domestically and abroad despite only launching in 2009. The company’s old-fashioned kettle […]

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In our current global-based economic environment – innovation is what sets us apart and makes us attractive to the outside world. Innovation is a global game, and we need to ensure we are ready to play at the highest level. The attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI) and the development of export opportunities are necessary […]

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Green Imaging Technologies (GIT) specializes in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) solutions for special core analysis in the petroleum sector. Their software is used to measure valuable rock and fluid properties to help oil and gas companies make critical exploration and production decisions. Jill Green, Co-Founder and CEO, is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) […]

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In June, the 2015 Export Awards recognized New Brunswick companies achieving recent or ongoing success in developing new markets and expanding their reach. Opportunities NB (ONB) wanted to check in with of some of those award-winning companies, and get to the bottom of their export success. Dieppe’s Bonté Foods Limited is a manufacturer of over 300 food products. Producing food under the Bonté […]

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You know those famous lyrics “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?” Well, that’s exactly what Kelly L. Buffett discovered after leaving New Brunswick nine years ago. She really did discover there is no place like home and has since returned to New Brunswick to set up a law practice in Fredericton. In […]

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In June, the 2015 Export Awards recognized New Brunswick companies that have achieved recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets and expanding their reach. Opportunities NB (ONB) wanted to take advantage of our relationships with some of that event’s featured speakers and get their thoughts on achieving export success in Canada. Beth Webster is VP – Operations […]

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New Brunswick’s Resson delivers customized precision solutions for clients in the agriculture sector. Utilizing recent advances in large-scale cloud-based data processing, swarm robotics, and advanced data analytics, the Resson Agricultural Management and Analytics System (RAMAS™) gives the agricultural operator analytical insights and dynamic control over the farm area. Resson’s data-driven solution analyzes crop metrics to assess crop status […]

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Fredericton’s CARIS captured the 2011 Exporter of the Year Award thanks to their world-class geospatial software solutions. The company was born in 1979 when Dr. Salem Masry, a professor at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), was asked to advise on the creation of digital mapping software. Over 36 years later the company now designs and builds solutions for customers operating across the marine, […]

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In June, the New Brunswick Export Awards recognized those companies that have achieved recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets and expanding their global reach. Opportunities NB (ONB) wanted to pick the brains of some of those award-winning companies and learn more about their export success. Smart Skin Technologies, this year’s Emerging Exporter of […]

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