Innovators: Guest Articles

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UNPLUG... TUNE IN... POWER UP...

by wade on March 28, 2015

EVERY TIME HE WENT TO HIS HOTEL ROOM KRIS MCNEIL FACED THE FRUSTRATION of untangling a shopping bag full of wires. A software developer for a St. John’s-based start-up company, McNeil found himself wearing many hats, including product management and sales for the local company that did a lot of business in New York and California. At the time, Bluetooth and other wireless technology was simplifying data transmission, “but I still had to deal with a ball of power cords,” he recalls. Read more.

PORTLAND-BASED MARINE BUSINESS INCUBATOR LAUNCH ATTENDED BY ICELAND OFFICIALS

by wade on March 24, 2015

(PORTLAND, Maine; 16 March 2015) The U.S. ambassador to Iceland and Iceland's ambassador to the United States are visiting Maine on Tuesday, 17 March, in an effort to build upon and create new economic opportunities between the two countries.   U.S. Ambassador Robert Barber and Iceland Ambassador Geir Haarde will first attend a private reception in Portland for the unveiling of the conceptual design for a marine-based business incubator being launched on the city's waterfront, according to an announcement last week from the Maine International Trade Center. Read more.

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NEW RESEARCH CENTRE TO HOUSE LARGEST MARINE ENERGY RESEARCH GROUP

by wade on March 2, 2015

(Cork, Ireland 30 Jan. 2015) Ireland’s marine renewable energy sector could ultimately be worth as much as $12.6 Billion (€9 billion) by 2030, and be supporting thousands of jobs on the island, according to Energy Minister Alex White.   Read more.

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MEMORIAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS DOMINATE AEC

by wade on March 1, 2015

(Halifax NS; 16 Feb. 2015) Memorial engineering students dominated the 31st annual Atlantic Engineering Competition (AEC)  with three first-place wins, a second-place win and four third-place wins. The event weas held at Dalhousie University, Jan. 16-18. Read more.

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MASTERING THE CURRENTS OF SUCCESS

by wade on February 28, 2015

OFFSHORE LABRADOR IS NOT A PLACE FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. So Judith Bobbitt felt completely in her element when, in 1978, she took her dream job as a physical oceanographer aboard an oil industry vessel. “At sea I felt completely at peace,” she says recalling her short career as a working member of the team collecting data on temperature, salinity, current speed, and interpreting it for multinational drilling operations in the Davis Strait and on the Labrador Shelf. Not even the initial seasickness on each trip could deter her. Read more.