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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 ([email protected]) “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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