University of New Brunswick (UNB)
UNB Research currently stands at almost $38,000,000 in grants and contracts. This accounts for approximately 80% of University-based research in New Brunswick. We are striving to build a vibrant research culture incorporating all faculty and students on both UNB campuses.
Technology and knowledge transfer at UNB is supported by the Tri-Council granting agencies: (NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR), the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the university. They provide funding to manage and transfer intellectual property (IP) resulting from research. IP may include such things as inventions, computer programs, trade-marks, databases, know-how, or literary, artistic, musical or visual works.
UNB's objective is to accelerate the transfer of knowledge and technology from the university to industry for the benefit of UNB researchers on both campuses, as well as for the benefit of the province, the region, and the country.
Operated by the University of New Brunswick, Enterprise UNB is a facility focused on enterprise and entrepreneurial development. Enterprise UNB is a direct link between the university and the business community and also provides business services to small enterprises allowing them to make the transition from a concept to a thriving business.
Enterprise UNB operates from the University of New Brunswick campus, Fredericton, New Brunswick, and provides services to both resident and outreach clients. Resident clients can lease space at affordable rates with all utilities provided including state of the art telecommunication facilities.
NRC-IIT offers a number of services, including incubating and specialized facilities and tutorials, to facilitate access to its expertise and research results. The NRC-IIT e-Business is located on the campus of the University of New Brunswick –Fredericton, and houses three research groups, an NRC-CISTI library, the local NRC-IRAP office, an Industrial Partnership Facility. NRC-IIT does not provide financial assistance. Small and medium size enterprises may contact the NRC's award-winning Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) for additional information on sources of financial and other assistance.
The Research and Productivity Council
An independent contract research organization, RPC offers expertise and facilities for the design, development, and improvement of manufactured products and production processes, as well as specialized scientific research and engineering. RPC also offers a wide range of analytical and testing capabilities.
BioAtlantech is the leading biotechnology development organization in New Brunswick, and acts as a single point of entry to all biotech stakeholders. BioAtlantech incubates businesses, as well as bio-science infrastructure. Focused on fostering partnerships to build new and existing companies with activities in agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry, BioAtlantech works with business consortia to invest in biotech solutions of international and commercial significance.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) promotes the development, adaptation and competitiveness of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector which generates one tenth of our gross domestic product and employs almost 1.9 million people. A key objective of the department's Research Branch is to improve the long-term competitiveness of the sector through the development and transfer of innovative technologies. The branch's core competencies are aimed at controlling threats to the safety of crops and to human and environmental health for the public good and adding value to products for competitive advantage.
Potato Research Centre
Fredericton is home to the Potato Research Centre, one of 19 research centres operated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada across the country. Research in potato variety development, potato diseases and pests, and innovative potato uses comprise the key focus areas. Research activities develop knowledge and technologies that create opportunities/advantages in the bio-economy and minimize the impact of agricultural production on the environment.
The Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
The Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre is a cooperative venture which brings together various government agencies, educational institutions and forestry associations that have a common interest in forestry. It offers a wide range of forest research, management and teaching expertise that cannot be matched anywhere in Canada. The centre consists of some twenty buildings on a 28 hectare site adjacent to the University of New Brunswick woodlot.
New Brunswick Innovation Foundation
The mission of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), an independent corporation, is to contribute to building the province's innovation capacity. The Foundation supports targeted and leveraged investments in innovation, and in research and development in New Brunswick.
e-Novations ComNet Inc. is a non-profit city-owned corporation that provides a variety of Telecommunications Services within the Municipality. e-Novations has built a Municipal Fiber Optic Network that has 200km of cable and twenty Network Members including the City of Fredericton. They provide Internet (commercial grade, dedicated, multi-homed, 2xburstable) as well as wireless backhaul to fiber, to the Network Members. In the summer of 2010 e-Novations will be opening a Colocation Facility with a fiber link to the Municipal Fiber Optic Network. It is rumoured that Units (U) will be sold at the cheapest price point in the World.
University of New Brunswick's Research Centres & Institutes: