NBIF is pleased to host the fourth bi-annual R3 Gala to recognize and celebrate the innovations of three of the province's top applied researchers with the R3 Innovation Award for Excellence in Applied Research. Presented by Cox & Palmer and Deloitte, the evening begins with a reception at 5:30 and a dinner at 6:30, to be held on March 20, 2014 at the Fredericton Convention Centre. With an in-person audience of up to 400 people, the purpose of the event is to bring the research and business communities together and show them the opportunities they can bring to each other.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - SAUL SINGER
START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel – a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old with no natural resources—produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful,and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the UK?
At a time when innovation has become the key to driving global economic recovery and growth, the authors show the myriad ways the world’s most dynamic “start-up nation” can inform New Brunswick’s successes.
Drawing on examples from the country’s foremost inventors and investors, foreign policy insider Saul Singer describes how the country has create a society that uniquely combines both innovative and entrepreneurial intensity.
Saul will show that there are lessons in Israel’s example that apply not only to New Brunswick, but also to individuals seeking to build a thriving organization. As the province reboots its can-do spirit, there’s never been a better time to look at a remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.
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NEW BRUNSWICK INNOVATION FOUNDATION
The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) is an independent corporation that supports the development of innovation in New Brunswick. Our mandate is to strengthen the innovation capacity of New Brunswick by making investments in applied research and new growth-oriented businesses.
La Fondation de l'innovation du Nouveau-Brunswick (FINB) est une société indépendante qui soutient le développement de l’innovation au Nouveau-Brunswick. Notre mandat consiste à renforcer les capacités d’innovation de notre province en investissant dans la recherche appliquée et dans de nouvelles entreprises axées sur la croissance.