Innovators: NEWS POSTS


Making NL More Productive: Harris Centre Seeks Your Advice

by wade on August 2, 2011

Is Atlantic Canada a productivity back-water? Are Atlantic Canadian businesses less productive than their Canadian cousins? What makes a company productive, anyway? And how can we make Atlantic Canadian businesses even more productive than they already are?
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First Meeting of Ocean Industries at National Business Forum on Marine Spatial Planning

by wade on August 2, 2011

29 July 2011--The World Ocean Council (WOC) convened the first-ever meeting of ocean industries at the National Business Forum on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), Washington D.C., 13-14 July 2011, to foster, facilitate and plan for cross sector business involvement in the U.S. MSP process. Read more.

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Spotlight on Underwater Vehicles

by wade on July 26, 2011

by Andrew Safer republished from the Marine Technology Reporter, New York, November/December 2010: Oceans Week in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador focused a spotlight on underwater vehicles at both the Ocean Innovation conference and the 6th Biannual National Research Council-Institute for Ocean Technology (NRC-IOT) Workshop on Underwater Vehicle Technology between October 17 – 23, 2010.  Now in its eighth year, Ocean Innovation was the brainchild of Randy Gillespie, Director of Applied Research at the Marine Institute’s School of Ocean Technology. Asked why St. Read more.

Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program - Second Call for Proposals

by wade on July 18, 2011

The second Call for Proposals (CFP) for the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) has been posted on MERX. Read more.

Canada Seizing a “market moment” in recruiting students from India

by wade on July 14, 2011

After a slow beginning a decade ago, Canadian Universities are now hastily working to recruit students from the vast numbers of bright young scholars from India. On June 27, Campbell Clark reported in The Globe and Mail that Canadian Universities offer a valuable service to both Canada and India as they develop joint programs between the two countries for scholars and researchers, building business ties and deepening political connections. However, despite potential benefits, these connections are under reported.   Read more.