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THE ACCIDENTAL ENTREPRENEUR

by wade on May 5, 2015

AS THE JET LIFTED OFF FROM THE HELSINKI RUNWAY AND VEERED WESTWARD IT CARRIED among its passengers the newly minted Dr. Brian Veitch. With him he brought a dedication to creativity in science and research, an eagerness to overcome challenges, and an as yet unrealized drive to make an impact on safety at sea.  It was late December of 1995 when the St. Read more.

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RHODE ISLAND AIMS TO LURE BUSINESSES BY PROMOTING 'CLUSTERS'

by Barry Snow on April 6, 2015

(Providence, Rhode Island, April 3, 2015) Some three dozen city government and business leaders announced the start of a “cluster development” study they hope will help convince new companies to locate in Providence by determining which locations in the city are best suited to various types of businesses.    Read more.

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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.