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BDC Venture Capital to invest $1.5 million in recent grads

BDC Venture Capital, one of Canada's largest and most active venture investors, announced that it is committing $1.5 million to 10 recent graduates of three Canadian technology accelerators, including, for the first time, two graduates of Launch36, a New Brunswick-based accelerator for Atlantic Canadian startups. This brings to 49 the number of accelerator graduates supported since BDC Venture Capital launched this program in mid-2011, totalling investments of $7.35 million.

RadNet Inc. enjoys success in Summerside location

When U.S. diagnostic-imaging giant RadNet Inc. considered opening a facility in Summerside, a major factor was the eHealth information technology expertise already flourishing there.

National science and technology event held at UNB

Some of Canada's brightest students took part in a program to build their skills in science, engineering and entrepreneurship at UNB. The event is organized by Shad Valley International, a summer program that celebrates excellence in leadership, science and technology, and entrepreneurship. One of the highlights is a robotics competition that involves building a machine from scratch and racing it against others.

Funding interactive learning in NS

Construction workers across the province can now take training without having to leave the job site, thanks to a new technology program. The Construction Association of Nova Scotia has launched a $180,000 initiative to make video-based courses available using the Internet.

Quadrant Marine Institute to develop training program

A Sidney training company’s technology and expertise will be the foundation for a three-year training program offered by the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association. Quadrant Marine Institute will work with the Halifax-based boatbuilders association to create a training program expected to be available in spring 2014.

TELUS brings LTE wireless to Conception Bay

TELUS has brought the world's fastest and most advanced wireless technology to Conception Bay NL and Sydney NS. This expansion of TELUS' 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage means customers in the communities can take advantage of dramatically faster wireless Internet speeds when surfing the web, reading emails or accessing the latest chart topping music and social media sites.

NB Power to pilot new heating technology in Fredericton

NB Power is looking for customers in the Greater Fredericton area who are interested in participating in a pilot project this fall involving electric thermal storage units. The technology could eventually replace electric baseboard heaters and better heat the homes of New Brunswickers, says the utility's head of customer engagement, Norma McCarthy.

Holland College invests in new simulator

Holland College has some fancy new equipment at its Marine Training Centre. The school has recently acquired a marine vessel engine room simulator. The idea is to give students the complete experience of dealing with real life situations in a safe environment, said MacFarlane.

UNB scientists develop armour to protect against space junk

Plenty of eyes have been on the sky lately, as stories of space junk collisions, micrometeorite strikes and asteroid fly-bys have been in the news. Scientists working at the appropriately-named HIRT (High-speed Impact Research and Technology) facility at the University of New Brunswick's Planetary and Space Science Centre are on the case, as they test new armour that could end up protecting spacecraft as they orbit the Earth.

Investing in safety

Data transmitted from the SmartATLANTIC Herring Cove Buoy will help generate real time, high-resolution weather and wave forecasting for the Halifax Port Authority that will help keep mariners safe. The data will also be used for education and scientific research.

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