UNB, Mount A Shine at VCIC

Two teams from New Brunswick universities placed highly in the Canadian division of the Venture Capital Investment Competition, or VCIC, last week. But as COVID-19 continues its spread, there will be no global finals for the winners to attend.

Students from the University of New Brunswick finished first at the graduate level, which would have qualified them to attend the international round in

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Agyle Sees Further Growth in 2020

With its revenues increasing 500 percent last year, P.E.I.-based Agyle Intelligence is hoping to continue its sales growth in 2020 with new customers throughout North America.

Based in Mount Stewart, just east of Charlottetown, Agyle Intelligence grew last year mainly because it was filling a half-million-dollar contract with the federal government that it secured through Innovative Solutions

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Region’s R&D Spending Improves

There are indications – nothing concrete, but indications nonetheless – that Atlantic Canada is beginning to improve its performance in research and development.

The region has historically been a weak player in Canadian R&D, especially in the private sector. Canada itself ranks poorly in international rankings in R&D and its East Coast is especially weak. But the most recent data on R&D

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R3 To Honour 25 Research Mentors

In a change of format, New Brunswick’s R3 celebration this year will honour 25 mentors and instructors who help the next generation of researchers in the province.

Hosted by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, R3 celebrates applied research in New Brunswick, and in the past has honoured three researchers at an evening gala in Fredericton. NBIF has amended the program this year to a full-day

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Metamaterial Trading Set To Begin

Metamaterial Inc., the company that grew out of Metamaterial Technologies Inc., expects its shares to begin trading this week, now that it has completed its merger with Continental Precious Minerals Inc.

The Halifax-area company said Friday it has completed the merger (which also included a subsidiary of Continental) that was the final step to its listing on the Canadian Stock Exchange.

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Jobs: CDL-Atlantic, Dash Hudson

Openings for the role of Director of the Creative Destruction Lab-Atlantic, which is hosted by Dalhousie University, and for a Product Designer at Halifax-based Dash Hudson headline our Jobs of the Week column today.

CDL-Atlantic is an accelerator that brings startups from the region and elsewhere together with some of Atlantic Canada’s most successful business people, who act as mentors and

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Jaza Energy Closes $1.7m Round

Jaza Energy has closed a $1.7 million round of seed funding that will help it to install more green energy stations in Tanzania in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Based in Halifax and Tanzania, Jaza Energy sets up central charging stations in African villages that have never had electricity. People in these villages can charge batteries at the stations then take them home so they have electric light at home

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Craig, Jewkes Aim for Growth in NS

On the surface, MotionHall is a Silicon Valley tech company that helps people in the pharma and biotech spheres complete transactions more quickly. But CEO Rachael Craig likes to emphasize that her company has deep roots in Nova Scotia and hopes its presence in the province grows this year.

Co-founded by expat Nova Scotians Craig and Matthew Jewkes, MotionHall has developed software that helps

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