A global hub for ocean science is born

A historic global partnership may be our best hope for saving the ocean

Canadian Tech at the Leading Edge

Partners in Innovation

Canada’s colleges and institutes are generally regarded as some of the best post-secondary institutions in the world when it comes to equipping students with the skills, knowledge and experiences they’ll need to quickly and successfully start a career.

Innovation Spotlight

Toronto boosts efforts to attract FDI Three levels of government have committed $19.5 million over three years to Toronto Global, a new agency with a...

Focus on Cybersecurity and Smart Grids

Atlantic Canada: Where cooperation is a competitive advantage

Universities and colleges in Atlantic Canada have discovered the secret to winning huge research mandates and partnerships with major multinationals like IBM, Siemens, Cisco, Royal DSM and Lockheed Martin. Compete less and cooperate more.

Welcome from Springboard Atlantic

Springboard Atlantic (Springboard) was created by the post-secondary education institutions and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (through the Atlantic Innovation Fund in 2005) to help drive Atlantic Canada’s economy through technology transfer and commercialization.

Innovation Spotlights

Siemens and NB Power growing smart grid innovation cluster

Sometimes it takes a looming challenge to spur innovation. That’s what happened in New Brunswick about seven years ago when a strategic review revealed that the province’s century-old utility would be unable to generate enough electricity, or purchase enough from neighboring utilities, to meet customer needs by 2027.

Engaging Entrepreneurs – One Student at a time.

In 2014, the Province of Nova Scotia, as part of the One Nova Scotia Report, launched the Provincial Sandbox Initiative designed to create a culture of entrepreneurism for students and communities across the Province. It came about as a result of the question - how and when do we get people moving through the start-up funnel?

A new accelerator for emerging technologies

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has launched a new start-up accelerator to advance opportunities in the cybersecurity, cleantech, energy and smart grid sectors.

Ocean Tech

Canada is a global leader in ocean science and technology. One of its greatest technological feats was the development and installation of the VENUS coastal observatory in the Salish Sea. This world-first cabled seafloor observatory, which began operations in 2006, enables researchers anywhere to connect in real time to undersea experiments and observations.

PEI emerging as one of Canada’s fastest growing bioclusters

Prince Edward Island may be Canada smallest province with just 146,000 residents, but it is emerging as one of the country’s fastest growing bioscience clusters.

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Harvesting power from the world’s highest tides

At over 16 metres, the Bay of Fundy has the highest tidal range in the world. This unique site has also the potential to supply thousands of homes with clean and renewable energy, if the unequalled power of the tides could be harnessed