Innovators: Blogs

HIGHER NET VALUE

by Admin on September 22, 2017

Philip Meintzer’s research into a better design for cod pots could help build a sustainable, commercial fishery for cod.
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Five Good Reasons to Attend This Year's APEC's Annual Business Outlook Conference

by Admin on August 24, 2017

APEC's annual business Outlook conference will take place on Tue 7 Nov. 2017 – St. John’s, NL at Delta St. John’s.    Here are five reasons to register now for this morning-only event.   Read more.

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John Risley & Brendan Paddick: Innovation & Supporting Small Business

by Admin on July 27, 2017

OceansAdvance, in partnership with the Genesis Centre, hosted a public event: Yarns & Networking for Innovation week. It featured John Risley from Halifax, Nova Scotia who is President of Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated (CFFI) a diversified holding company operating internationally. The primary assets are controlling stakes in Clearwater Seafood Inc. and Columbus Communications; a provider of network services and cable TV. Read more.

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Newfoundland and Labrador company boldly takes radar where it’s never gone before

by Admin on July 21, 2017

Northern Russia, offshore Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico—these are just some of the places where Rutter Inc.’s radar technology products are in demand. While the St. John’s-based company is small, with 33 employees globally, the firm has carved out a niche in the oil and gas business with radar technology that detects oil spills, icebergs, unidentified vessels and small objects and monitors waves and sea conditions. “We want to have as many products on our roster as we can offer, especially with the oil and gas industry in a slump,” says Blair Wheaton, Rutter’s vice president. Read more.

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FOCUSED ON THE BIG PICTURE

by Admin on June 29, 2017

Mashrura Musharraf Investigates Methods to Improve Safety Training for Offshore Oil and Gas Workers by Wade Kearley for OceansAdvance Inc.
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Local Companies Receive More Than $5.7 Million to Support Innovative Projects

by Admin on June 20, 2017

Two companies in Newfoundland and Labrador are bringing technology to the sea and sky to create new jobs and economic opportunities. Fugro Geosurveys is adapting and demonstrating sensor technology for use with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles while Solace Power Inc. is focused on wireless charging technology for small electric unmanned aerial vehicles.   Read more.

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Build In Canada Innovation Program

by Admin on June 6, 2017

OceansAdvance, NEIA, ACADA, and CME-NL partner to bring opportunity to local companies.   On June 28th Éric-Aimé Patry, Manager of Outreach and Engagement with the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) will be in St. John’s, NL and will be available to meet with firms to explore how they could benefit from participating in the BCIP.  Read More Read more.

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Memorial has a new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

by Admin on June 6, 2017

Dr. Faisal Khan, professor of process engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Offshore Safety and Risk Engineering.   The announcement represents a total investment of $1.5 million in federal funding and a total of $150,000 in provincial funding. Read More Read more.

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KRAKEN AWARDED $400,000 AQUAPIX® SONAR CONTRACT

by Admin on June 6, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, JUNE 5, 2017 /Marketwired/ -- Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSX-V: PNG) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has been awarded a repeat contract valued at over C$400,000 by a leading European defence contractor. Kraken will supply and integrate its AquaPix®Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Real-Time SAS Signal Processor on the customer’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). Delivery is expected in Q3, 2017. Read more.

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Kraken Receives $745,000 For Underwater Robotics

by Admin on May 17, 2017

Kraken Receives $745,000 for Underwater Robotics Non‐Dilutive Capital to Support ThunderFish™ Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Program ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND    Read More   Read more.