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FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER
Energy Innovations Forum Announced for Fredericton
The Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN), in association with Ignite Fredericton, will present an Energy Innovations Forum, April 4-5, 2017 at the Fredericton Convention Centre, to showcase opportunities in the coming energy revolution. With New Brunswick laying the foundation for smart grid and smart city leadership on a global scale, this forum will explore opportunities through the evolution and convergence of technology and energy...Read More


Top 10 Highlights Fuelling Population & Economic Growth
Chapter 14 - Ignite Fredericton's Gleaner Column
During 2016, Ignite Fredericton had the privilege of composing a monthly column centered on innovation. For 2017, we would like to take a much broader view highlighting economic statistics, various stories and initiatives driving economic growth, as well as roadblocks hindering growth.

Starting this month, Ignite will be publishing a quarterly ‘Economic Snapshot’ of statistics, which can be accessed by...
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CASE STUDY
Fredericton’s Digital Product Development 'Living Lab' Paves the Way for Future Smart Grid Utilities 
This case study outlines how a partnership between a small Canadian province’s utility company (NB Power), and a global technology innovation leader (Siemens), may well change the future of energy by setting the stage for a new generation of utilities transformed by smart grid programmes. More than that, the study will outline how project success could well change the future of Fredericton...Read More
 
NEWS
Summer Inst. Accepting Applications
The Summer Institute offers an intensive three-month program including skills training, mentoring and access to funding for prototyping,...Read More
NB Red Tape Satisfaction Survey
The survey asks business owners to identify which government services they have accessed over the last two years, and share their perspectives of that experience to help identify red tape...Read More
e-Novations Signs Operating Agreement
The City of Fredericton’s telecommunications company has signed a long-term agreement with F6 Networks. Through the 10-year agreement, F6 will now operate, manage and grow the GoFred Fiber Network, networking services and commercial internet business...Read More
Launch Accelerator Application Extended
PropelICT have extended the application deadline for their Spring 2017 Launch and Build accelerator programs, accessible through Planet Hatch. The extended deadline for submission is now Friday February 3rd, 2017 by the end of the day...Read More
EVENTS
Open Coworking Day
Today

Looking for a creative and inclusive workspace? Every Wednesday Planet Hatch opens its doors to anyone interested in trying their unique coworking space and fully-stacked conference rooms. Open Coworking Day also acts as a collision zone for networking & making key connections. Register
Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England
February 2

Recognizing the current challenges in the Canadian venture capital industries, the CENE strives to harness the energy and expertise of a professional network of accomplished Canadian expatriates in the U.S. Learn what value CENE can bring to your business/organization. Register
Summer Jobs/Grad Student Career Fair
February 3

UNB Fredericton will be hosting a professional, high-energy Summer Job and Graduating Student Career Fair which will provide an opportunity for employers to recruit for summer and full time positions. 
Register
Digital Trends with TIBCO
February 7

Join TIBCO for their first Fredericton event surrounding new digital trends and how TIBCO technology has helped businesses around the globe have the cutting edge advantage. Head to 540 Queen Street for light snacks and drinks, Feb 7th. Register
Virtual Job Fair
February 22-23

RDÉE Canada and its members are proud to present the 2nd edition of the Virtual Job Fair, following the great success of the 2016 edition where more than 13,000 visitors attended, and over thirty companies and exhibitors offered more than sixty employment opportunities. Register
Atlantic Business Outlook Conference
March 31

The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present the second annual Atlantic Business Outlook Conference in Fredericton, including global, national, provincial and metropolitan perspectives, and to present the latest and most comprehensive economic analysis in the country. Register
JOBS
NATURAL RESOURCES PORTAL
New Energy East Panel Voids Past Decisions
The new Energy East pipeline panel has rendered void all of the previous panel's hearing steps and related deadlines. Those who have already submitted an application to review the process do not need to reapply. Read More
POPULATION GROWTH STATION
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a three-year employer-driven immigration program to attract and retain global talent while supporting population growth and addressing labour shortages. The pilot will allow 2000 additional immigrants and their families to come to the four Atlantic Provinces, a key component of both the Atlantic Growth Strategy and the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan. Read More
STARTUP CORNER
East Coast Startup Week: March 13-19
A collection of independently-run events held in various communities across Atlantic Canada geared towards emerging and seasoned business owners. Register

Want to get your community involved? We challenge you to round up your startup community and host a series of events for the 4th annual East Coast Startup Week! Mixers, bootcamps, panels. Your community, your call! Read More


IDEA Lab: February 7
An evening discussion that will help you make new connections, share your business idea with entrepreneurial peers, consider new ways to think about your challenges, gain a fresh perspective, and leave inspired to take action! Register

MassChallenge Applications OPEN: February 8
Know any entrepreneurs looking to take their startup to the next level and make a big impact on their industry? MassChallenge is open to any early-stage startup, in any industry, from anywhere in the world..  Read More

 
CULTURE HUB
Artrepreneur in Residence Series
Meet Chris Thompkins

Chris writes about his artrepreneurial journey, the challenges he faced, how he overcame them, and how he came to be an emerging Artrepreneur in Fredericton, New Brunswick. "I had always enjoyed sketching and creating but the thought of someday having a career in the arts seemed impossible."
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Funding Program Accepting Applications
Deadline February 10

The Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding Program of the City of Fredericton is designed to encourage new projects or activities in the creative arts, culture and heritage sectors through the provision of small grants to eligible organizations. Grants are awarded through a jury process.
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