Innovators: admin's blog



    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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    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.


    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.


    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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    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.

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    NEIA's Innovation Connector May 8th, 2017 Holiday Inn, St. John's: Research

    by Admin on April 26, 2017

      NEIA’s Innovation Connector is giving firms the opportunity to outline challenges they are facing in their business which could be addressed with help from academic experts. The event will explore challenges related to environmentclimate changewaste management, and efficiency.   Read more.

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    NEIA's Innovation Connector May 8th, 2017 Holiday Inn, St. John's: CleanTech

    by Admin on April 26, 2017

    NEIA’s Innovation Connector aims to help discover local research expertise within our university and colleges with an eye to solving existing challenges or generating new business ideas and initiatives. The event will explore research related to environmentclimate change, and clean technology.   Read more.

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    OceansAdvance AGM January 30, 2017

    by Admin on January 11, 2017

    OA AGM and Election of Officers   Read more.