A $2.63 million provincial investment is putting leading-edge research labs and equipment in place to support world-class research. This is enabling Nova Scotia universities to attract and retain the brightest researchers and students at a time of intense global competition.
A Cape Breton company that helps health care organizations improve care while controlling costs has received a boost.
Immunovaccine Inc. (TSX-V:IMV) announced today that Health Canada has cleared its Clinical Trial Application (CTA) for a phase I/II study with DPX-Survivac, a therapeutic cancer vaccine. The decision allows the company to proceed with preparations in Canada to test the safety and efficacy of its immunotherapeutic vaccine in patients with advanced stage ovarian cancer.
In Ottawa, on November 2, 2011, the United States Embassy will be presenting a conference on innovation and entrepreneurship, entitled The Canada-U.S. Partnership: Enhancing the Innovation Ecosystem. To mark the event, the embassy partnered with Canadian policy think-tank Canada 2020 to hold a competition for youth and potential entrepreneurs.
The competition asked for written or video descriptions of a product or idea that is not only socially or commercially viable and innovative, but that also enhances or is enhanced by the close Canada-U.S. relationship.
Once again, Nova Scotians have proven there is no shortage of innovation and entrepreneurship happening across the province; Innovacorp received 142 submissions to this year's I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition.
The submission breakdown is as follows:
Stefan Jericho, president of Resolution Optics, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra Wood as CEO.
Four green business leaders are making a name for themselves and Nova Scotia by being recognized for their sustainable business efforts.
Raymond Cote, Marty Janowitz, Charles Cartmill and Thomas Rankin have been named to Delta Management's Clean50 list of outstanding contributors to clean capitalism. Delta Management is an executive search firm with a focus on clean technology, corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals.
The search is on for the world's best clean technology start-ups, and the goal is to bring them to Nova Scotia.
The province, through Innovacorp, launched the Nova Scotia CleanTech Open today, Sept. 21. The international competition is designed to find and fund high-potential, early-stage clean technology companies. It will also put a spotlight on Nova Scotia as an ideal location for these companies to grow.
GoInstant, a Halifax-based developer of a shared web-browsing solution, has secured $1.7 million in financing from some of the biggest venture capital names in the technology world.
The province, through Innovacorp, is investing $100,000 alongside investors such as: Freestyle Capital; Baseline Ventures; Greylock Partners; Social Leverage; Chamath Palihapitiya, founder, The Social+Capital Partnership; Yuri Milner, Facebook, Zynga and Groupon investor, and CEO of Digital Sky Technologies; and Ed Sim, GotoMeeting and LivePerson investor, and founding member for Dawntreader Ventures.
Nova Scotia start-ups have a chance to compete for up to $200,000 in investment through Innovacorp's provincial I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition, launched today, Sept. 13.
The I-3 competition finds and supports high-potential, early stage knowledge-based companies, and encourages entrepreneurial activity across the province.