The Springboard Effect
The significance of Springboard Atlantic’s network is evident at all stages of the commercialization process. Our team is committed to working with both researchers and industry to forge strategic relationships that have a lasting economic impact. Read on for three great examples of how we're #springboarding Atlantic Canadian research. It's something we like to call, the Springboard effect.
Canadian Foundation for Innovation awards Infrastructure Funding to Acadia, Dalhousie and Memorial
The right kind of investment allows scientists to innovate and work on ground-breaking projects that lead to astounding results. The Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) recognizes this and has awarded its Infrastructure Funding to Acadia University, Dalhousie University, and Memorial University.
Springboard Atlantic program turns academics into entrepreneurs
Springboard has been a catalyst in supporting the development of numerous Atlantic companies with global growth potential and impacts across all four Atlantic provinces.
Together with NBCC and NSCC, UNB launches the Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence
On May 25, 2017, the University of New Brunswick announced that Canada's first research centre for metal 3D printing for the marine and defense industry is now open. The partners are the community colleges in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and Custom Fabricators and Machinists is the commercial partner of the centre.
PETER HALPIN: Investing in Atlantic Canada’s future
To strengthen the foundations of Canadian universities' research is the aim of the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science report: "Investing in Canada’s Future: Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research". The recommendation to to fully leverage the diversity and vitality of the research ecosystem in our region, via collaboration and coordination is best demonstrated by Springboard Atlantic, a university-led research commercialization network, says Peter Halpin.
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