Organization: Atlantic Innovation Fund

AIF unveils 6th round competition results

The sixth round of the Atlantic Innovation Fund has announced funding of $51.8 million for 24 projects throughout the Atlantic region, leveraging a nearly equal amount of $51.5 million from various partners. As in the previous competition announced January 2008 (R$, February 8/08), Prince Edward Island outperformed all three other Atlantic provinces on a per…

ARCN re-named Springboard Atlantic Inc

The Atlantic Research Commercialization Network (ARCN) has changed its name to Springboard Atlantic Inc. The technology commercialization organization represents 14 Atlantic Canada universities. It is managed by the Association of Atlantic Universities and funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency through its Atlantic Innovation Fund. FMI: www.springboard-atlantic.ca….

Inco Innovation Centre opens at Memorial Univ

The Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) is contributing $13.1 million over five years to the $39 million cost of the Inco Innovation Centre at Memorial Univ. The proposal for the Centre was submitted by Inco Ltd, Toronto, as part of the second round of competitions for the AIF, which is administered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities…

Neuroscience research given $5.5-million boost

The Brain Repair Centre, a multidisciplinary research collaboration based in Atlantic Canada, has received $5.5 million in funding to develop stem cell lines from adult sources for use to combat health afflictions such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. The project will add to the growing concentration of neuroscience research in…